Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Grand Finish!

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will have heard an awful lot about TIF - or Take It Further.  If you haven't been reading that long, just click on the TIF tag under Labels.  Be prepared for a long sit!  If you don't want to do that much reading, check Sharon's web page for the full run down.

Well, I have an announcement.  (I feel like I need a drumroll or trumpet fanfare here.  Something!)  The TIF project is FINISHED!  (Bold, underline, caps, anything else I can think of.  How about color or size?)  FINISHED!

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Ready to see pictures?  I'll try to keep it brief.

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         The Cover

 

 

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January

 

 

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February

 

 

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March

 

 

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       April

 

 

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May

 

 

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            June

 

 

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July

 

 

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         August

 

 

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September

 

 

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        October

 

 

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November

 

 

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       December

 

 

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Back Cover

 

 

The back cover has a pocket which will hold a printed booklet "documenting" the entire collection.  Each of the pages presented a challenge of some sort - beyond the challenge that Sharon had set for us, I mean - and I know I learned a lot about sewing and my strengths and weaknesses. 

Wow!  This project has been part of my life for almost two years.  I wonder if I will miss it.  If I do, I have this book to remind me!

BTW, each page is about 13" square.  I added a folded piece when I stitched each page together so there would be a place to punch holes for binding.  That adds 2 or 3 inches to the width.  It's a pretty good sized bundle!

And it represents a lot of my time.  Phew!

8 comments:

virtualquilter said...

Congratulations! And I have just learned another way to join pages together to make a book. Thank you!
Judy B

Annie said...

What a great way to document this journey. Congrats on a beautiful finish. You have some lovely pieces in there.

Kay said...

Congratulations. That's quite an accomplishment! I wonder how many people did all 12? I did about six, I think.

Ruth said...

It's wonderful! I ended up doing my pieces all different shapes and sizes but I really like your book idea.

MargB said...

Liz
This is tremendous - what a lovely memento of a year's 'experimentation'! Congratulations and thankyou for sharing.

Lise said...

Drumrolls from Norway!!Congratulations. I love the cover, and the January page.

Orice said...

If we're allowed favorites, mine are January, April and December. The colors and human figures drew me, although the entire kproject is really beautiful, Liz. A masterpiece of which you can be truly proud. (Have you thought about what's to become of any of your treasures when you're gone? They are each worthy of an art museum, and I'm not kidding.)

EMBELLISHER said...

That's a beautiful book, I like the patchwork blocks on the back of each page. I too took a whole year to assemble my TIF book but its certainly something I'm going to treasure.
The binding idea is new, shall keep it in mind for future projects.I just came up with my own method for my TIF book.
How many of us made books for TIF I wonder?