Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Drum Roll Pleaseeeeeeeee


I have finally finished my 70th Birthday Teapot Quilt....
I firstly want to thank all of the great girls who came on my journey of the 
"Festival of Helen"
and the girls who made such wonderful Teapot blocks .....
A huge Thank you to Sandi, Teresa and Norreen for organising everything.....
 I had such a great time and have this terrific quilt full of fabulous memories.....
It makes me smile every time I look at it.

 This photo doesn't do it justice really.... 
it's such a happy quilt.


Each block is different....


There are applique, embroidered, pieced, needle turned, ribbon embroidery....
raw edge applique and machine embroidered....
I hope I haven't forgotten anything.....


Each block with the makers name on it....


It's now hanging in my dining room.... pride of place.

I had a few lovely girls make an extra block so I have a couple on the back too.




I really wanted the girls to have a memento of the whole "Festival" as well 
so I took them to Devon Pixies for a Devonshire Tea.....
I must say they do look happy to be there.


I also made them each a Teapot Needle case as a keepsake.... usable of course.....

I really love the friendship we have and I feel so lucky to have them in my life.


I felt like a celebrity as the girls got me to sign them......


Thanks again girls 
and Thank you to everyone who made me a Teapot Block....
The quilt looks fantastic and will be such a great keepsake for me.

I LOVE IT  and I feel so very special.

9 comments:

Maria said...

The Festival of Helen is gorgeous and it is a wonderful memory quilt made for you by your stitching friends.
Sandi ,Teresa and Norreen are lovely ladies and they will treasure their Teapot Needlecaes you made.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks wonderful Helen. Such a special keepsake for you x

Susan said...

You've done a wonderful job putting them together....such a lovely idea...

shez said...

Wow Helen it looks awesome, love your happy and loving post,enjoy your evening my friend xx

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Teapot Quilt is just gorgeous...oh my gosh...I dearly love this Quilt. I love your Needle Case that you made for the girls. This is so pretty. I love the color of this.

You are a very talented lady and I admire you for all of the Beautiful Quilted Items that you make. You are a inspiration to me.

I am a new follower of your Blog and I would love for you to become a Follower of my Blog.

Here is the link:

http://lindaksstitchingcorner.blogspot.com

I love looking at your Blog and seeing all of your Quilting. I too Quilt and I am in the process of making a Spider Web Quilt. I got about half of the Spider Web Quilt Blocks made.

I also do Counted Cross Stitch, Crochet, and Read.

Happy Quilting
Enjoy your beautiful Quilting Day

Jeanette said...

The quilt is beautiful Helen. Hugs,xx

Deb said...

Helen your finished quilt if absolutely beautiful. What a true treasury of friendship you will have to look at everyday.

Sue W ♥ said...

It looks amazing, you did a wonderful job putting it all together and finishing it off with that gorgeous border

Narelle said...

Such a beautiful quilt have on display :)