Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Sisters of The World Quilt..........

WARNING VERY PHOTO HEAVY

Grab a cup of something, take a break and have a look because..............

Ta Da..........................................


It's finished....





Labeled...



Lot of labels...



123 names...



...many..



...many..



countries..



..each and every one....



...a 'Sister of the World'....


I'm just going to put the photo's on and let you look and admire..































So, that's it, finished..! Just waiting to be delivered..!

Thank you once again to each and every one of you for sending blocks, thank you to my friends (you know who you are) for support and words of encouragment when I thought that the task was beyond me, a huge thank you to Bec from Homestead Quilting for the beautiful (not to mention speedy) quilting and I guess thanks to blogger, without blogging there wouldn't be a quilt..!

I love it, this 'Sisters of the World' quilt..! I want one for me, but I'm happy that I made it. Happy that I'm a part of this wonderful, caring sisterhood of quilters, actually, I feel honoured to be a part of this world wide quilters hug....



72 comments:

soggybottomflats said...

You have brought tears to my eyes, again, with this awesome project. An amazing feat, bravo, thank you for sharing. Elaine

Sue said...

Oh Lizzie, I'm all teary too. A wonderful achievement, you deserve lots of praise and thanks too for pulling us all together.
You ROOL girl!

Cheri said...

Oh Lizzie it is just wonderful. Thank you for including all the close up pictures of the quilting, you are right it does bring it to life. As a machine quilter I love seeing how others choose to quilt various patchwork blocks, she did a wonderful job!

Cathy said...

What a lovely gift and master piece for a heritage to pass from one generation to another. The recorded names and countries is beyond exciting...and makes you want to cry!!!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

My blocks obviously didn't make it... looks like you didn't need them anyway. It looks gorgeous
and like you I want one too ;) Make sure to show lots of pics of your dear friend receiving it :D

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt has come together so well......Rebecca did a fantastic job with the quilting.......

Fiona said...

Gorgeous Lizzie - Well done to everyone involved.

Hugs - Fee X

Julie said...

Words fail me. Just amazing.

Jeanette said...

What can i say? The quilt is stunning & it brought tears to my eyes also. The quilting is beautiful.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

You've given the quilt a perfect name. I am all choked up after seeing this beautiful work of love.
kim

Margaret said...

Lizzie, what a labor of love this quilt is. And it's so beautiful too. I'm just speechless with amazement. I know it will wrap your friend with all the hugs from those many quilters, and especially from you.

Cat B said...

Beautiful simply beautiful - every stitch, stitched with love.
Please remember to post Sue's reaction when she receives xxx and send her our love!
I also love the label you made up to put on the back - how was this done as I'm in process of sorting out labels for my Quilts for Christchurch's Children

Sue said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Sue is lucky to have you as a friend.
Congratulations on a great job

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Unbelievable Lizzie!! An idea one day and today a reality!!!! Great job! My best to your very special friend Sue~♥

Maria said...

Just amazing Lizzie.You have done a great job putting all the blocks together and the quilting beautiful too.
Great label and I just love the Longggggg one with all the names on.
Big Hugz for your friend Sue.

Margaret said...

Simply beautiful. The gift of friendship at work in a practical way.

paddysdaughter said...

Liz, that is a fabulous effort - by you and all those great 123 folk that made blocks, and the quilter. You should be very proud of yourself, and I am sure that Sue L will be moved to tears. Sue McB

taylorsoutback said...

Everything that a quilt should be - what a treasure for your friend - as she must treasure you and each of the quilters.
(Wish I had known about this but we were on the road in September)

Thank you for sharing this - the photos are wonderful!

Pokey said...

It's a true work of art! I pray for Sue to be blessed, and you, too!

Julia said...

Just so beautiful Lizzie...amazing!
My eyes tear up and my heart swells up with pride, I'm so proud to be part of this sisterhood of quilters who came together for Sue...
Thank you Lizzie for all you have done to make this quilt happen..
Hugs Julia ♥

Julie said...

just amazing lizzie! what an awesome job you've done putting this all together. i am so proud to have been able to contribute to such a beautiful and heartfelt cause - thanks for the opportunity.
you're one in a million!
julie xo

Cathy said...

OH..MY..GOODNESS...lIZZIE! This is incredible and you have done it all in 2 months, wow! This has been a beautiful story to watch unfold, you are an amazing friend. Cathy xo

Vicki ♥ said...

That is awesome Lizzie and I bet your friend will cherish it.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The quilt is beautiful, Lizzie! You have done a great job. The label is lovely, too.

Betweens said...

Lizzie I know how you feel I have done something of this nature in the past and it is always your sister quilters that are there to pull you through.
You have done a spectacular job on this quilt. I know that it willb e greatly appreciated for many years. Love your signature block!!

Quiet Quilter said...

Amazing Quilt and Beautiful Pictures! Such an achievement!

Melody said...

A wonderful quilt for Sue. I love everything about it. Well done to you, Lizzie, and to everyone involved. A true reminder of the kindness of both friends and strangers.

Paula said...

Lizzie, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and you are amazing person. Thank you for all the close up pictures.

God bless you

Paula

Isabel said...

Fantastic!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How absolutely fantastic!! All the blocks are gorgeous..the quilting divine! You have so much to be proud of...it is a lovely lovely quilt.

The labels with all the names is fabulous..can I ask how you did it..was it printed? I'm just wondering as the colours look so vivid!

Rafael's Mum said...

It's beautiful Lizzie. Sue will be so happy! All over fantastic!!

Kate said...

Oh my goodness! Lizzie you have brought together the most magnificent piece. WOW! It truely is stunning. Amazing. XX

Jodie said...

Lizzie, you are amazing.

Seams Sew Together said...

Gorgeous Lizzie, what a fantastic quilt, well done to everyone

Bea said...

Whow!
No more words!
Bea

chook said...

wow it is beautiful amazing
I am so glad I got to be part of such a fantastic blessing
hugs Beth

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Doesn't it warm your heart to know there are so many kind and generous people around the world!?! What a beautiful gift for your ill friend. Thanks for posting so many great pics, I really loved to see all the names and countries from which the blocks came. Such a lovely result from orphan blocks and heartfelt wishes. Great quilting too.

Beth D said...

Fabulous

Frances Leate said...

You have done an absolutely amazing job Lizzie and the quilt looks really wonderful. I didn't know how you were going to get all those blocks to work in a quilt and you did it. WOW!!!

Nancy-Jane said...

Indescribably beautiful in every way. God bless you for doing this for your dear friend.
I feel so honored that I was just a little bitty part of it.

Myra said...

OMG!! That is an amazing quilt, and an amazing gift for your friend... Way to go 123 quilters!!!
Nice job Lizzie!! 8-)
Popped in from Julie's Narioka Blog.

AdyQuilts said...

Gorgeous! you did an amazing job.
Ady

Francien said...

Just awesome Lizzie!!...so proud to have met you through blogging...if it waren`t for you...oh well.. .everything has bin written already and i agree with every single comment.....i am speachless..well done my friend!!you have moved and "traveled" the world for Sue!!
greetings Francien.

baukje said...

Lizzie , this is WONDERFUL!!!! You did such a GREAt job and the result is so lovely.I really feel honoured to be part of this Sister of the World quilt for your friend. Thank you so much for this .

May Kristin said...

Simply amazing! You've done a wonderful job!

Joy said...

What a beautiful thing you've done!! It's absolutely perfect :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Brighton Breezy said...

wowee - this is so beautiful - in every way - physically, emotionally and spiritually

... and squeakity squeak! I can see my little green robots and spots block - it's in such illustrious company, quilted so beautifully and going off to a new home :)

Thank you for letting us be part of this Lizzie - much love to you and the sisterhood <3

Farmyard Crafts said...

That's amazing! :) Well done to you... and well done to the people that all contributed to a wonderful quilt. :)

Esther said...

I am speechless, you have done a wonderful job

Rebecca said...

Looks wonderful Lizzie and was so pleased to be a part of it can't wait to see the reaction.
Big Hugs Bec

Denice Barker said...

If the power of love means anything, your friend will be well on her way. I wish I could have taken advantage of this but I think everyone who sees this will be touched by the generosity and spirit of this quilt.

Terry said...

THANK YOU for letting me share.

I am covered in chicken skin just looking at the photos and shall cherish the experience always.

Blessings for you Terry

Penny said...

Congratulations to Lizzie and all 123 sisters of the world! This quilt is simply amazing :)

Mary said...

That is amazing how many fellow Bloggers made blocks and from all over. I agree, I can't go a day without reading about my Blogging friends!

Kathleen said...

Hi there - I've just discovered your blog today. I think what you've done for your friend is totally amazing. I know she'll just love it.

Mamacessories said...

This is just breathtaking. I am going to read through your blog to see what inspired you to orchestrate such a work of fabric art.

Micki said...

I just loved seeing the finish Lizzie and being a part of this fabulous quilt.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful finish of a memorable quilt.
Micki

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt. I really like that fancy applique basket block. The label on the back is cute as can be.

Raewyn said...

Amazing!!The label is interesting too, seeing where all the blocks come from is just breathtaking!!I love the name you have given the quilt - I'm sure Sue will LOVE it. Well done

Barbara said...

Congratulations! You really did a great and wonderful job. The quilt is very beautiful....and full of positive and sympathetic thoughts of all the quilters who have made these blocks!

Amelia said...

All I can say is ... "STUNNING!!"

beebee said...

Beautiful quilt made by a beautiful generous quilter!
I know she will love it.
I hope you can post photos of her when you give it to her!
May God Bless you Lizzie for doing this wonderful thing!

Pat said...

The quilt is amazing and I hope it brings Sue lots of pleasure. Thank you for making it possible to be part (very tiny) of something so special.

linda said...

Well, I guess I found your button WAY too late! The quilt is beautiful Lizzie. Great job!!

Joke said...

Wonderful achievement and the name is just perfect. I feel honoured to be part of it. I wish Sue to be comforted by all the 'Sisters of the World'.

Naald en Draad said...

Amazing! Absolutely fantastic. I'm glad that I could spent my blocks to such a great project!
Karin

simplestitches said...

congrats Lizzie on this truly amazing quilt!
it's lovely to see all those blocks be turned into something that will hopefully wrap a little quilters love around your friend.
big hugs to Sue and to you Lizzie
XXXXOOOOXXXX
Julz

Leanne said...

I hope you are patting yourself on the back it is wonderful.

dragonfly gypsy said...

Hi Lizzie, great job to you and all the contributors. I love the quilt. Regards Sharron

young by design said...

Hi Lizzie! The quilt is absolutely wonderful!!! I love how you did the list with all the names and countries. I'm sure Sue loves it!! I hope she is doing well.

Anna said...

I love your work, I find them very original and different. I like to sew like you. Congratulations.

Lisa said...

can you tell me how you made the beautiful label (the main part, not the list of 123 names ;-)

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