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Sunday, October 12, 2014

It is Done!


My Farmer's Wife Quilt is finally finished.  Started in June of 2013.  See my first post here.  This is the first quilt that has taken me this long.



I still need to block it.  It's been through the wash 2 times already with oxi clean and color catchers and there is one spot still on the aqua color inner border.  This was the first and only time I will ever make a quilt using paper templates.  It was a lesson in patience.  I spent a lot of time on the blocks so when it came to the border I could have just slapped on a plain border but figured I should spend as much energy into the border as I did to the inside.  It's a simple raw edge applique using the button hole stitch around the applique.  I gridded the background of the border using the checks in the fabric.  Each block is quilted differently.

I love it.  I love the colors and I love that I used aqua for the sashing.

Thanks for looking.

11 comments:

Chantal said...

Wonderful. The aqua makes the red pop up so nicely. Congratulations!

Darlene Contadino said...

I am so impressed. You did such a fantastic job. I can only image the time this took. I bought the book, and enjoying browsing it, but I have not even started the first block. I keep thinking when I retire. You are an inspiration!

Suzanne Kistler said...

It really is spectacular. Best of the Valley? :)

Quiltedtime said...

Definitely a delight to the eyes! Give yourself a pat on the back--or two or three--for a great finish.

sewmuchfun said...

Amazing! Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! It's beautiful. Can't wait to see it in person. Linda

Rebecca Grace said...

It's gorgeous! I love the combination of pale blue with red. What an undertaking that must have been. I hope you get that last bit of dye out in the final washing. Congratulations!

Sara Kelly said...

A tour de force of skill, color design, and determination with such a big payoff. Congratulations on your quilt masterpiece.

Patty D from NC said...

Congratulations on your quilt finish. It is beautiful and the aqua was a great choice for sashing.

AfterMath Quilting said...

Yea! We knew you would finish! You stayed on track and perservered. The finished project is well worth the effort you put into it. It's stunning. A masterpiece!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - I just love the colors you used for Farmer's Wife!!!! TOO sweet.

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