Monday, April 21, 2008

A finished top

I'm happy to report that the medallion quilt is now a finished flimsy - 101" square. It took me at least a day longer than I'd hoped - but it's done. I've put the remaining pre-1830's fabrics into the cabinet so I have two empty baskets for the next class. The last border consists of period correct chintz. We received it in our packet at the last class - we had about 10 to choose from and I felt this one enhanced the colors and fabrics of my quilt the best. The first pictures shows the final border of stars before they were sewn together and attached. You may also notice that I decided to move that outside gold pointed star to the other side of the quilt to spread out the gold even further, and I'm glad I did. There isn't any floor in this house big enough to spread this out for a full picture, so I settled for a picture of a quarter of the quilt so I could show the border. I really love how this turned out!
I thought I could get back to Civil War blocks next but I'm afraid they will have to wait. My featherweight has started making bad noises and breaking thread- I really babied it along through these last two borders. I took it apart for oiling and cleaning but that didn't do the trick. So she is going to have to go to the doctor as soon as I have a chance to take her. It will be like leaving one of my children - I hate to have her out of the house and not with me!

30 comments:

Ann J said...

WOW!! What else can I say!!!

canquilt said...

Wow, you have set the bar now for the medallions Kathie, Patty, Megan and I will do. In fact, you were the inspiration for the project.

Pam said...

You have done such an amazing and incredible job!! BRAVO!! I bet you love it - it is wonderful!!

anne bebbington said...

Patti - this quilt top is absolutely beautiful - the last border just finishes it off a real treat

Lissa Jane said...

woohoo @ you patti.. love love love it!!!


Lissa

Clare said...

Amazing! Lovely quilt. Hope the Featherweight survives the visit to the doctor.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Stunning! No other word for it!

Carolyn said...

Your border fabric is perfect!

Carol said...

What a glorious quilt!

dot said...

A very nice quilt in deed. It is just beautiful.

Susie said...

This quilt is amazing! It inspires me to start planning a medalion with my left over civil war fabrics. I know what you mean about being so attached to your featherweight. I actually say hello to my machine each time I turn her on. That does sound weird doesn't it?

Kate said...

The border you chose really sparks up the inside of the quilt beautifully. There are pieces where it looks like the border chintz is showing through in the inner borders and medallion-- as if there were little windows cut in the main quilt. Wonderful effect. Thanks for sharing!

KCQuilter said...

What an absolutely exquisite quilt, Patti. Congrats to you. And hope the Featherweight is only minorly sick :(

Suze said...

That is an outstanding piece of work in that quilt. I am so pleased for you to have the top done.

Of course, I want one too...VBG

Judy said...

Simply beautiful Patti!

Andrea said...

Congratulations Patti - it is a beauty !

Sweet P said...

Wow! Your quilt is stunning! Great job on it.

Kristie said...

Love your flimsy! I just love the fabrics! And the quilt has such detail!

You poor thing! How will you make it without your machine?? It always throws me into panic!
Kristie

Carole said...

That is one gorgeous quilt! Stunning! I love that border fabric! I cannot get over how many pieces are in there! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

The Calico Cat said...

NEAT! I have enjoyed following your progress on his project.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! This is absolutely beautiful! I've watched your progress and I am truly amazed at how the border looks. I would never have considered this fabric.
Thanks for sharing.

Gayle

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is a beautifil piece of art. Congratulations on finishing the top. The history that goes with this project makes is even more inpressive. Cheers to Patti.
Ardis

swooze said...

That turned out really pretty. Do you like that outter border that you were given? It is hard for me to see clearly in the pic.

Marcie said...

Patti, you could have stopped after any of the borders and I would have loved this quilt. But it just kept "growing" better with each round. Your border fabric is a good choice!

Kathy Wagner said...

Awesome job!
Love this quilt!

Shelina said...

I've loved watching your progress and your decision making on your medallion quilt. I want to make one someday, and enjoyed the training. I think the most important lesson I learned from you is to try out the different options instead of just settling for something just because it is quicker or easier. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Your medallion quilt is absolutely beautiful! I think you have done an awesome job!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! It makes me want to try a medalian quilt! The last border really suits the rest of the quilt!

ivory spring said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! I just stumbled upon your website. I will definitely be back to visit again!

Heidi said...

A truly wonderful quilt! Bravo!
What a pleasure that I stumbled upon your blog!