Friday, October 22, 2010

118 fabrics & 5,543 pieces later...

...the Elizabeth Crockett quilt is complete.  I'm calling it "Ode to Elizabeth".  To help me show off my new beauty, I hired four "models."  They were slow to start...not really interested in "the process."  They just wanted to lay around...must've had too much fun prowling about the night before.



Then when they finally began to stir, all they wanted to do was play.

    


I was only able to get one usable shot!  I guess that's the risk you take when you "hire" models.



In the end I had to go home and put up the drop stand to get a shot of the quilt. 
Without further ado, here is my "Ode to Elizabeth."


29 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it is awesome!

Doodlebug Gail said...

WOW!!!!! That is absolutely stunning - you have way more patience than I'll ever have. Well done - it's beautiful.

AMKreations said...

WOW! that is absolutely amazing! I cannot even imagine how much work went into that quilt...beautiful!

isa13 said...

Your quilt is a sheer wonder! And your kitties are very cute.
Best regards

Lori said...

That is one AMAZING quilt!! Wow, wow, wow!
Love your helpers too:)

Darlene said...

Ya, just can't get good help these days! LOL

It's a true stunner, Monica! I love it - way to SEW.

Yvette said...

I don't know if I love your Elizabeth more or those models. Your models look exactly like my kitten.

OK, on to the quilt. IT IS FABULOUS!!!!!! I adore it and wish I had it in me to make one.

Deb said...

Wow, wow, wow!!, I am just imagining all that piecing!! That is one gorgeous quilt. Love the colours in it. How long did it take you to do?

And models can be so finickity, can't they ;-)

Carol said...

Absolutly STUNNING! That quilt is on my long to-do list.

Quilt Hollow said...

WOWZERS...GORGEOUS!!! Also have to say I enjoyed your models...my favorite kitties are the gray ones!!

Carol said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! It is absolutely GORGEOUS!

carolinehemsley said...

Wow! What a quilt - a wonderful use of colour gives a truely stunning look. Congratulations! C

Micki said...

It's a stunning quilt!
Micki

Kaaren said...

OMG, Monica...it's breath taking! What a gorgeous job...and the kitties aren't bad either. *wink*

Great job, my friend. I'm sure I'll be dreaming about it tonight.

Rhonda said...

gorgeous! congrats on finishing

Cindy N. said...

Stunning!

Brigitte said...

I absolutely love it.
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Donna said...

Stunning! Beautiful quilt. The kitties are cute, too. Happy quilting.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh my gosh Monica! It is gorgeous!! Tell me again where you found the pattern~ I am really tempted now! :-o Have a happy weekend!

Janet said...

Love your quilt! What a lot of pieces!

Jo said...

Wowza! That is stunning!

Jansie said...

Wow, beautiful quilt!! Well done. And beautiful cats as well! They are just gorgeous. Perfect models. :)

Briarside Lane said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful quilt! AND quite an accomplishment... Congratulations! ...Karen

Kim D. said...

Adorable models and your quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

ranette said...

Love, love, love this quilt!!!

beth said...

this is so beautiful.

SheilaC said...

wOw...... Absolutely gorgeous!! You should be proud of your achievement!

SheilaC

Catswhiskers said...

beautiful quilt. 5,543 pieces are lots of pieces and too many yards of thread to use sewing it! Stunning.
Your models are fabulous. I love the 'rascal' look on their faces. "Do I really have to do it??" expression.
adorable

Sandra said...

What little divas. This quilt is stunning-kudos on this beautiful reproduction.
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