Dec 25, 2010

Six Hundred Fourteen!


That's how many knots I put into the perimeter of TMQ.

Other WIP photos can be seen HERE.

TMQ is finished!! I did a big Happy Dance on Christmas Day!! Woo Hoo! Can you tell I'm thrilled to have this finished and out of my UFO pile??

Design: Treasured Memories Quilt Afghan
Designer: Lois Winston
Magazine: The Cross Stitcher, Apr-Aug 1997
Started: 1997 ~~~ Finished: 2010
Fibers: DMC
Size: 41x67"

69 comments:

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Meari! Congrats on the big finish!!

KP

Cindy B said...

Oh my god I love this blanket.

Sunshine said...

WhoooHoooo!!!!!
and on Christmas Day!!!!
Congrats! It Looks Great!!!!!

angel parker said...

It is beautiful Meari! You will always remember this Christmas for this lovely finish. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful,wonderful job Meari, just excellent.

Tina

Kay said...

That is so great about you finishing this it looks so beautiful, well done!

Emily said...

Yeah!!!! on the big finish.

Vickie said...

looks fabulous!!! Congrats!!! I know you are excited!!! now you have time for Japanese Gardens!!

valerie said...

Wow, gorgeous finish! Congrats and Merry Christmas!

Kristy said...

that is very pretty congratulations on the finish

Debbie Jo said...

Awesome job!!! Congrats on the finish.

stitchinfiend said...

Wow what a finish - it is just beautiful.

Shelley said...

Absolutely awesome!! Doing the happy dance with you. Bet it feels wonderful to complete this WIP. It turned out beautiful. That is a ton of knots. Do your hands hurt?

Merry Christmas

Ranae said...

Woohoo! Now that's what I call a happy dance, it's so cool!
Happy 2011 stitching

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, what a finish!!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that's some incredible amount of stitching! That is work a huge happy dance! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome, Meari!! Great job!

Now, back to Japanese Garden, right?

Berly

princesssara said...

That is so beautiful... fabtastic job!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish, Meari!
I am plugging away on my Earthdancer while visiting my parents in AZ. It's the only XS project I brought with me. I hope to be ready to do beading & specialty fibers on my retreat weekend in February. Lofty goal, but doable.


Kathie

Joy said...

WOW!! It is beautuful Meari! Congratulations & Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Meari, that is beautiful. You did a wonderful job and definitely deserves the Happy Dance.

Merry Christmas

Mary-Anne
Woodstock, Ont

Nancy in IL said...

Meari, it's a wonderful afghan! Congrats on getting a UFO finished! What a great feeling. And a very Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that is absolutely stunning. Congrats on your finish. You do have my snail mail address to mail it, don't you? DS will be here guarding the stash while we are gone on vacation and he will be glad to accept packages from UPS. LOL. Merry Christmas to you too.

Coleen

Mary said...

Oh wow Meari! That came out awesome! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Whooo Hoooo! Huge congratulations on such an enormous finish, Meari! That's a LOT of knots to tie!

Betty W.

natalyK said...

Wow, that is amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree you deserve a great big happy dance. Congrats on the finish.

Brenda J

Vicky L said...

Congratulations! It is so beautiful! Keep on dancing! You deserve it

Kristin said...

OMGosh, that looks truly AWESOME! Way to go Meari!

Merry Christmas dear lady!

Vikki said...

Great Job Meari! 13yrs! Whew...so happy for you and it is gorgeous. Worth every knot!

Kathy said...

Just beautiful. This is definately a well deserved Happy Dance. It is gorgeous. That finish alone would make any day special.

Chris said...

Wonderful finish Meari!
You won my giveaway, please send me your mailing info.
Happy Holidays!
Chris

Sue said...

Meari, this is a stunning finish!!!! Congratulations girlfriend! BIG HUGS...........

Anonymous said...

congratulations! !!! It looks wonderful!!

Tracy

Daffycat said...

Incredibly gorgeous! Congratulations!

Merry Christmas, Meari!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meari, that is wonderful. I'm happy dancing with you. Enjoy the warmth for many years to come.

HUGS,
Dee in TN

Shelleen said...

What a beautiful afghan. Congrats on the finish.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You're afagan is so pretty! What a hugh project of knots on it! I bet you do knot want to do that again - lol

Congrats on your finish!

Hope you had a great Christmas!!

PattyS

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Meari! (This is Lyn... the computer wasn't letting me send this the usual way, so had to do anonymous :(

Mary Ivancicts said...

It's beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your afghan is beautiful Meari... I have 3 of them in my UFO stack and think I'll try to make a New Year's resolution to get them all finished up in 2011. They are all over halfway done and I'm sure if I put my mind, and my hand to it, I could manage without much problem. LOL.... Is yours for a gift or to keep yourself? One of mine I was doing for my youngest son, but I may rethink that now and keep it for myself.. lol.. They will have it all soon enough, think I'll enjoy it here on my sofa a little while? Thanks for sharing,

hugs, Shirley

Lindsay said...

It looks fantastic, Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Meari,
Your afghan is spectacular.
Merry Christmas to you too.

Penny
Manteo, NC

Julie M said...

Meari, your afghan is beautiful! I'll bet you are just thrilled to bits to have it all completed! That was a a lot of knots though!

Congratulations and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Meari, on both TMQ and the grade! Merry Christmas to
you, too!
--
Happy stitching and God bless--
Patricia Cecilia (aka Dr. P in NC)

Katrien said...

congratulations, it's stunning!

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Your afghan is beautiful. You obviously did a lot of work on it.

Cheryl

vEr0n!c@ said...

Yays! It's finished. On Christmas Day too! Congratulations, Meari. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

You did a lovely job on your afghan.

Marl

mbroider said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish! 13 years, my God!!! Looks v. beautiful.

I have had some experience with these knots and 614 seem to be a godawful lot.

Hope you had a great time this Christmas, and wishing you a great 2011!

Debra said...

yeah! Big congrats!

Anonymous said...

It beautiful

Denise
In Sunny Saudi Arabia

Virpi said...

Congratulations! Your afghan is really pretty.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! what chart is it I would love to get it Sincerely

Kathy B in Ohio

Terry said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Yeah Meari!!!! Congrats on the beautiful finish and on Christmas day to boot!

HOpe you had a wonderful day!

Alberta said...

Meari, your afghan is incredible! WELL DONE!

Rachel S said...

That looks fantastic! Great job. I bet your fingers were sore after all those knots.

Carol said...

That may be the biggest project I've ever seen! What a feat, Meari--it looks incredible :)

Claudette497 said...

Merry Christmas to you! I feel like an epoch has ended. The afghan looks great, and of course an accountant would know how many knots there are, lol. Can't wait to see your next project.

Shari said...

gorgeous!!!!!! I didn't realize it was a quilt when you were showing progress!!! Wow!!!!! Congrats BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol's Stitching said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I'm doing the happy dance for your finish here in Maryland!

Nancy M said...

Congrats on your decade + WIP completion. Let's hope JG doesn't end up that long.....when did you start that one? Bigger question......you actually counted all those knots??

Sharon said...

A fantastic finish! Congratulations!

chrisstitches said...

Wow...I am absolutely amazed all the time & dedication this afghan must have taken. Fantastic work!

Mel said...

It's just beautiful Meari!
So glad you got it finished this year.
Congrats.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Congratulations :)

Jennifer said...

Ummmm HOLY COW!! That's amazing. So beautiful, and totally worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

Wow Meari! That's amazing!!! It looks fabulous!!!! Congratulations!

Pam

~~~Melinda said...

WOW how pretty!!! Congrats!!! Are you really going to use it as a blanket? What does the backside look like? Are the stitches showing or does another piece of fabric cover it? I have though about making one before but it's really BIG!!!