Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Arcadia Avenue Quilt Top is Done!!


I'm so happy to report that Arcadia Avenue is now a completed quilt top! I started sewing the first row together last week. I realized it was going to be a slow process. I worked on one row at a time at a pretty slow pace.


The top and bottom of the quilt has a row made up of 60 degree triangles made of the 2 background fabrics.


I added the top black row to the first row and then added the next row of hexagons.


Taking the paper off each block was also very time consuming. I realized taking the paper off before making the row was a lot better. Each block took 30-45 minutes to remove the paper from the back. My fingers are still sore from yanking that paper off!!


I decided today was the day to finish up the whole thing! I'll be at work for a few days in a row and won't have the time to work on it. I didn't want to wait! I put the last row together and added that last black row. Done!!


The black background is made up of 2 different fabrics. This picture gives you a better idea.

This quilt finishes up at 72" by 90". I plan on giving this quilt a nice ironing. It will have to wait to be machine quilted. I need another quilt top finished for the fall. It's still a good feeling to have this one done. I'm leaving it out in my foyer for a little while. Just so I can keep looking at it!!

20 comments:

  1. WOW what a gorgeous quilt. bravo! fabulous job my friend

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a bit challenging but I finished! It's a nice feeling!

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  2. This is one beautiful quilt; I hate tearing paper off in between seams, too. How do you plan to quilt this?? hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose! I have no idea how to quilt it! That will take awhile! I can tell!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sally! I'm just so happy to have it done!!

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  4. Stunning quilt - congratulations on the finish!

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  5. No other words but "Wow"! Congratulations on such a stunner!

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    1. Thanks, Em! So happy I finished it! Those seams were killers!!

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  6. Wow! That is amazing! It is such a stunning quilt - you've done a great job with it and I hope you are proud of yourself :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm just thrilled to have it all done! Quite a challenge but so worth it!!

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  7. So beautiful and, once again, shows how paper piecing is so accurate!!!! Love the black.....so much richness!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Doreen! I thought black would be the best background with all those bright solids. I'm so happy it turned out as good as it did!

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  8. Bello, bello, bello!!! Brava Rosemary. I love it!

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  9. This is a fantastic finish. Congratulations. I have enjoyed watching your progress as you worked on the blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I'm so glad you enjoyed my posts!! Hope you keep visiting my blog!

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    1. Thank you! This quilt was so fun! Each block was like a surprise! The directions were so well written!

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