Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tone It Down


 
I'm so happy to say my quilt top is done!! For those of you who don't remember, each block was made up of 97 pieces. I didn't even figure out how many pieces in the sashing. Suffice it to say, this top is made up of more than 2000 pieces! I'm so glad it's done! Each block is 15.5 inches square. The quilt finishes up at 75.5 inches X 93.5 inches. It's pretty big! The picture above was taken with lighting while the one below was not. The fabrics look a little different. 


I'm not quite sure how to quilt it. I'm still machine quilting a Dresden Plate quilt. I have plenty of time to try and figure that out. It needs to be ironed pretty badly. Other than that, I'm so happy to be done. So labor intensive but definitely worth it!!

22 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous quilt and lots of work put into it. Love it!

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  2. Congratulations on getting the top done. It is so impressive.

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  3. It's an amazingly beautiful quilt, so pleased to see the completed top.

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    1. Thank you! It was challenging but so happy it's done!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! Too many pieces! Totally worth it!

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  5. This is just beautiful. Your patient work has paid off. Good luck on the quilting.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm so proud to have finished it!

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  6. this is a spectacular quilt! Man, so many pieces! You are to be congratulated for sticking with it--I'll bet you are just estatic now that you see it all together--boy, I would be! What a feat!! I love how all the colors play together...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you so much, Julierose! I'm glad it's done, that's for sure! I doubt my next project will be so challenging!!

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  7. It is gorgeous! I just found the class instructions from when I taught Burgoyne Surrounded over 25 years ago! Although I hand quilted back then, will a few additions the same designs could work for machine quilting. I no longer have your address, so if you e-mail it to me, I could send a copy of the quilting designs to you. This quilt top is so gorgeous. Too bad I don't have the time and energy to make this quilt right now--I was sorely tempted when the sew along was published, but it just didn't happen!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dora! It means a lot to me that you like my quilt top! I would be thrilled to see your plans for quilting the top. Keep in mind that you're a far better machine quilter than me! I might have to adjust it to my level but I would love to see it. I'll send you my address privately! Thanks so much!!

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  8. It's quite wonderful! You would never know it was made from your "scraps". Great color choices, and beautiful workmanship.

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    1. Thank you very much! I loved making it but so glad it's done!!

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  9. Wow! Well done Rosemary, what a beautiful top.

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