Monday, December 1, 2014

great start!

terrific way to herald in december is with an almost finish....the quilting is done and have bound one side, so 3 sides to go and this project goes in the done column for 2014.  before i started quilting seriously in 1979, i used to ogle and drool over amish quilts and this pattern in particular.  now one of my own is almost finished and i am over the moon with delight.  the center diamond is quilted with a pattern from pepper cory's quiltmarking book plus some corner designs.  the inner blue border has an elongated feather and some diagonal lines, the brown squares have an embellished shell pattern, the outside blue border has baptist fans and the final turquoise border is a fancy cable from a pepper cory stencil.  hopefully it will be fully bound before our next cold snap sometime this week.  interesting note here....the binding was all cut and prepped and somehow got packed in a box.  so had to go and buy more.  found it at the NH shop visited a couple of weeks ago and it is also a kona cotton like the others and it matches perfectly!  the two fabrics were bought about 4 years apart but it matched!  i call that serious fabric karma....but even spookier, the blue matched too.  i took both scraps with me hoping to find one that would work, but they both would have.  i say well done robert kaufman....

4 comments:

  1. Your quilt is Gorgeous Grace!

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  2. Sitting here wiping the drool off my keyboard, gosh that is beautiful. You do such great quilts. If this was facebook I"d be hitting the "Like" button a million times.

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  3. Why, Grace that is a stunner! The turquoise with the brown is an unusual twist that looks wonderful and of course, your hand quilting is to die for. I f anybody should have "good fabric karma" it is you, LOL! So glad the everything matched up well.

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  4. Wonderful, Grace!! I applaud you for creating this beautiful Amish delight! What tenacity on the hand quilting.
    Yes, that is crazy that the colors matched after all that time!

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