Monday, February 20, 2012

Finished!

Applique′ and piece the top - check!  I still have to mark, baste, and quilt it.  But the top is finished!


I cleared the table and chairs out of the dining room and used the floor for the picture.  Obviously, there's still furniture in the corner but it was too heavy to move so the top isn't completely flat for its portrait.  

I have a 4x8 table I'm going to use for marking and basting.  Then I'll hand quilt it.

And I have to get backing fabric.  What are the rest of you planning to use on the back?  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's quilts. 

16 comments:

  1. Wow. That is a beautiful quilt. I think you have done an amazing job. I love your block set out and the borders really add to the quilt. Just a big WOW!

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  2. Complimenti! E' davvero bellissimo!!!

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  3. Congratulations Mary!!
    Stunning!

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  4. Woo-Hoo! Way to go Mary!! I just ordered 108" wide printed Marcus Bros reproduction for the backing.

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  5. So lovely! Congratulations! I wish I had joined in, but doubt it'll ever happen--my son "repaired" my computer and deleted the first group of the patterns. But I am living vicariously (& enviously) through your beautiful finish! :)

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  6. Bravo Mary Bravo! I sure wish I could sit with you and put in a few stitches of this beauty. It will be magnificent to quilt this quilt, you have a year of memories while quilting. It is stunning!!

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  7. Sweetie, this is just F.A.B. Back would be one of the special chintz pieces I have saved but don't want to cut into squares triangles circles. BUT I am a LONG way to that point. You go girl and I bet the quilting does not take any where as long as the applique. Now the basting would take me forever. Some one mentioned a year of memories, but we have been at this two years!

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  8. WOW, WOW, WOW! Hats off to you! Fabulous job. As for basting for hand quilting, send it off to your longarmer! Basting is my least favorite part of a quilt. I'm thinking hand quilting too. Outline the appliques, cross hatch backgrounds and put some feathers inside some of the wreaths! This is a real BEAUTY!

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  9. Sound the trumpets! You deserve a fanfare!! Just exquisite and so well balanced.

    I am with Sharon - the basting part really drags me. And now am filled with much regret that my right hand is so uncomfortable with hand quilting...

    Am also curious as to what everyone's favorite batting is?

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  10. This is absolutely beyond wonderful!

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  11. It is gorgeous Mary. You must be out of your mind with excitement. I give you credit for handquilting this one. I think it would be nice, but I would never get it done, so mine will go to the quilter. I have a red and cream toile from Moda to do the backing for mine. Quilter's Dream is my choice of batting, but will talk to the quilter and see if she thinks wool would be better for this one.

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    1. Faye, either of those batts will work, I think I'm going to use Hobbs wool as I want to send this quilt to AZ. Wool is cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

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  12. Mary- That quilt is gorgeous! Love all the leaes and berries in the border too, Incredible. Jane

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  13. Just wonderful Mary, congratulations on finishing.

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  14. Oh my, what an achievement. Stunning. Beautiful. Congrats.

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