Monday, September 7, 2009

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Yeahhhhhh it is finally complete. Well per Ann, it's not complete until the label is on. I need to do that today and THEN it will be complete :-)
This is a project I started 5 years ago. The blocks are hand pieced (appliqued') and hand quilted. It's totally scrappy from my scrap box. The only fabric really purchased for the quilt is the cream background, brown for the scallops and 9 patches, and backing. The rest is from scraps.
The 9 patches are machine sewn by Frannie. We bartered for some applique' blocks she needed done. I did her applique' and she machine stitched the 280 (can't remember how many) of those little 3 inch 9 patch blocks!!! I would never have got them all done and the design would not have looked the same without them. Bartering is a quilters best friend.

8 comments:

  1. Takes my breath away!! You have done an awesome job. I am just beginning mine and you have shown me that it can be done and is so worth the time and effort. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Great Job! Sometimes it takes years to finish anything! Glad you didn't give up!

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  3. just beautiful gf...wish i had that kind of talent...baby is adorable too...amazing how fast they grow.

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  4. Wow! It is gorgeous! Amazing. Congratulations on a terrific finish.

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  5. I so envy you because I want to do one like this. This is a beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

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  6. oh my gosh it is beautiful. almost makes me want to get mine out and finish it. still have to do the borders and fish putting the blocks together.

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  7. What a gorgeous quilt! So pretty.

    Linda in Oklahoma
    http://quiltcookies.blogspot.com

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