Wednesday, June 6, 2018

It's a Finish!

#4 on this year's list is done! 


The Playmates quilt that was started by Natalie in 1996 was finished by me over Memorial Day weekend. That's nearly a 20-year journey but there were years with no progress at all. 

 

It is hand quilted--nothing too fancy. The center is a diamond grid . . .  

 

 

. . . diagonal rows in the one-patches . . .

 


. . . chevrons in the edge triangles, a simple cable in the floral strip . . .


. . . and four lines following the border stripe.

 

The front :) 


The back :)  

 

The label :)


GSQ tidbits . . . 


GSQ's BOM for June--Down By The Sea is a Double Disappearing Nine Patch pattern. I missed winning the blocks by one digit on my raffle ticket!


Twice a year the guild sets up a 'Drop and Shop' table where all sorts of goodies are for sale at bargain prices. This bird fabric caught my eye right away. It was in a packet called Nature's Neutrals from Keepsake Quilting. 


And I couldn't resist Americana :) 


Dawn was awarded a Viewers Choice ribbon for her Millennium Celebration at the show two weeks ago. Congratulations, Dawn!


Rachel surprised me with this beautiful eagle center medallion. Isn't it gorgeous?? Thank you, Rachel! I love it! 

Is summer ever going to arrive--I mean warm, sunny days?

Have a great week!




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Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer


12 comments:

  1. Time lapsed quilts are the best! I recognize so many of those wonderful prints! I adore that eagle panel! YOu rarely see panels on a colored background. Wish the made more!! Have you seen Barbara Brackman's new blog on panels. It is great.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Yes, I've seen Barbara's new blog. As always wonderful research and images!

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  2. Very good. I like the pieced back as it adds a surprise element.

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    1. Thanks! Had to lengthen the back for this revised version and I had a strip that was just the right size :)

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  3. I love that medallion quilt!
    Love the eagle panel!

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    1. Thank you! Can't stop thinking about the eagle panel. So many possibilities :)

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  4. beautiful finish~ your quilting is superb
    What nice finds at the guild sale and big congrats to Rachel on her quilt.
    wonderful eagle panel!! wow

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    1. Thanks, Barb. Feels so good to finish that quilt. I always find something at the guild sale :)

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  5. You added the perfect label to your quilt. Time definitely has a way of slipping by. The hand quilting is lovely and creates some wonderful texture. I love buying ( exchanging) fabrics at guilds. You picked up some fun pieces.

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    1. After all those years I needed to explain why it took so long, lol!

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  6. Love the label on your Playmates quilt...great provenance! The eagle medallion is fabulous and know you will use it in a perfect setting. Lovely backdrop for your first photo too...oh how we savor summer days.

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