Thursday, June 20, 2013

I’m Back Again ……. And with a finish!

I want to thank all my friends for sticking with me and my blog during my long absence.  For those of you who do not know, my dear, dear husband who had been sick for such a long time, passed away last month.  It has been a very hard adjustment for me and I thank you for your patience.  I am trying to get my life back in some kind of order and get back to doing the things I love, blogging among those things.  And on that note, I want to present to you my version of Vintage Tin …….

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This post is going to be picture heavy …… I have lots of photos of the individual blocks since that is the only way the embroidery shows up. 

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Vintage Tin is a pattern which was designed by Meg Hawkey for Crabapple Hill Designs.  If you are comparing the two, you can see that I have changed the arrangement considerably.  My quilt did not use all of the embroidery panels that Meg designed for the quilt, but I have them embroidered out sitting there on my sewing table.  I may at some later time use them to make pillows or something else.

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The quilt measures 96 1/2“ long and is 89” wide.  I used about 15 skeins of DMC black embroidery thread for the embroidery and over 4000 yards of Superior Rainbows thread in the quilting.  I began work on this quilt last August and it was completed the end of May of this year.

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Thanks for sticking with this post through all of the photos!  I am back to sewing, so I hope to be posting to my blog more often. 

Enjoy,  Merry Gay


  1. Hello Merry Gay. It is really good to see you posting again. I so enjoy your blog.
    I want to tell you how truly sorry I am to hear about your husband passing away. I know it is very hard losing a loved one. I hope God grants you peace as you get back to doing the things you love.
    Your quilt is amazing. And so beautiful. You have done so much work on it. It is a great work of art. This quilt is something special to be loved and admired.

  2. Welcome back to Blogland, Merry Gay! Sewing and writing about it will be very therapeutic for you as you adjust to life as it is now. Your quilt is absolutely SPECTACULAR!!!! In years to come, as you enjoy it, you can recall stitching away with your dear husband near by. Like the quilt, those memories will for the rest of your life.