Thursday, June 5, 2008

As It Happens....The Grand Finale

The "Heather Bailey Quilt" is finally finished and on it's way to Heather!
(Follow it's progress here: Part One ~ Part Two)
Let's look at some "before" and "after" shots:

This is what the quilt looked like when I first got it...
This is what it looks like now...
Here it is before I quilted it... Here's what it looks like now...
Now if you follow my blog, you'll know I've met some famous people in my life. (Daughter #2 has met more than I have.) Meeting Heather Bailey was one of those famous people! Famous to me! It was such a thrill to meet her! On the day I met her, I came home and told my husband, "You don't understand! It's Heather Bailey!" He asked, "Who?" He had no idea who she was. Such a talented lady. It was an honor and privilege to work on her quilt. Thanks Heather! (and thanks Gina for introducing me to her!) Here we are pictured together at Gina's shop, Cranberry Quiltworks, with Threaded Pear patterns on the wall behind us...Left: Gina Halladay, Center: Heather Bailey, and Right: "Star Struck Vivian Love!"And thank you blogging friends, for your nice comments and kind emails. Thanks for letting me share what I do with you! Come back and visit soon! What will Vivian's next adventure be?

11 comments:

Penny said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed this series... Do more!!! :)

Summerset said...

Just gorgeous - the quilting really makes those dimensional petals pop! I loved the series, too.

dee said...

Wow Vivian, I could just look at this for hours. You really made it even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. It's fascinating to see the progression. It really comes alive with your wonderful work.

Sarah said...

You're so stinkin' awesome...and lucky! Beautiful work on the quilt. I love how those flowers pop too!

Diane said...

It is just BEAUTIFUL! Makes me want to be creative.

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I need to catch up on your goings on. Also, I just realized I've not returned an e-mail to you. I am traveling much of July and August and it looks like I'll be out of town those weeks you mentioned. Things are a bit up in the air right now, but I'd hate for you to make plans and then have me gone. Maybe another time. I'd love to get together and catch up. Love ya!

Mark & Stefani McCune said...

Vivian, what a stunning quilt! It was beautiful before, but to see the details of your work...just fabulous!!!!!!!

♥ S

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Vivian! I loved reading all about how you work your magic -- what a great job. I'll bet Heather will love her quilt -- she should be the one who is thrilled -- to be meeting you, the quilting queen! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Coleen & Kelly said...

this is incredible! so beautiful. what a lucky girl you are. what a fun project for you to work on. i (kelly) am a big quilter, but i stick to the simple stuff, nothing like this! and to do it for heather?! what an honor!

the Campfollower said...

HI there,

I came over from Heather's Blog. I am so happy I did! You are such an inspiring lady for a quilter like me. What a lovely job you did on that quilt. I want to try the false Mactavishing technique too! Lovely lovely work!

Cheers!
Tia

Salsa Mama said...

Amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous. I am an extreme amateur, but I love Heather Bailey's fabric and have played on my SIL's long arm machine and had a blast. You did a fabulous job here!!

Libby said...

SO glad to have found your blog! I came over from Heather's blog. You did an amazing job on her quilt. I have just completed my first quilt and am taking it to someone else to do the machine quilting. This is SO inspiring, makes me want to make another right away :) Wonderful work!