Saturday, July 21, 2012

FWS Top Completely Finished!

Hooray, I'm just thrilled, I've completely finished my Farmers Wife Sampler Top. I attached three of the borders last night, and then the last one today. The last miter was done just minutes ago. As you can see from the picture below, I need to give the top a good press, but once that's done, this baby is moving on to the next stage of it's journey.

It's not easy to see the border fabric in the picture, but it's a pretty border stripe from the same range as the fabric in the sashing strips. If I remember, I'll share a closer picture soon.

I'm just so thrilled to be able to work on something different for a change, I've really focused on this project lately. In my mind I've started working on a Christmas block exchange to put in the mail - a 1600 quilt from my 2.5" scrap bin, and I can get busy on Mrs Billings again. Happy days! :-)

36 comments:

Vickie said...

OMG -well done-bravo-legendary Miss T..that is absolutely awesome..I looooooove the colours and have enjoyed the journey of you constructing this quilt muchly...cheers Vikcie

loulee said...

That's amazing Tazzie. I don't know how you stay sane making quilts with all those tiny pieces.

Kimberly said...

Seriously!!! It looks amazing! I'm just thinking about getting started on my FWQ and this is such an inspiration. Beautiful work!!!

chicken lover said...

How Beautiful! I've been following your blocks on the FWS yahoo group and only found your blog today. Your top looks stunning and has inspired me to get back to my blocks asap. I look forward to following your blog Thanks x

ruthsplace said...

It is fabulous. I've really enjoyed watching you make the blocks.

Sheila said...

'swonderful, 'smarvellous, i can't believe what you have achieved with your limited pallet. I need to practice restraint if the results are as good as this.

Judy Dietrich said...

I have also watched your journey of making these blocks. The color scheme is delightful!!! Most of the ones I have seen, have been all different civil war scrappy type/or country colors. The sashing is perfect for the blocks. The added dimension of the stripes and color really draw your eye from block to block. Always amazed at how much you get done!! I will keep watching for Mrs. Billings quilt block rounds--also would like to try this quilt top. Congrats on a wonderful finish. Judy

Nic said...

Popping in from the FWQ Yahoo Group.

Looks great. I love how you restricted the fabrics and colours you used. It works really well. Congrats on the finish

Caroline in NH said...

Oh my goodness, that looks fantastic! Congrats on a great finish!!

Glenn Dragone said...

Fantastic! The completed top looks great. Will you hand quilt it?

sewprimitive karen said...

It is amazing how you can whip through these complex sampler quilts. What is 1600? What is Mrs. Billings?

Impera_Magna said...

Total gorgeousness! Congratulations on your FW flimsy finish!

OT Quilter said...

It looks wonderful! Your choice of fabrics is lovely, and I really envy your ability to focus on a project until it is done! And your piecing is always perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Frances Leate said...

It looks wonderful and congratulations on reaching the finishing line. Take care.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Awesome! I've seen a few of these this yr, they seem a little busy. But I still love them!

beth said...

You DONE good! it's beautiful!

Lorraine said...

well done!! Looks amazing....

Nicole said...

Spectacular!

Nancy said...

Wow, it is stunning! Nice job.

Adele said...

This is simply gorgeous....when I look at it the first two things that come into my mind is Iced Vovo biscuits and coconut ice :)

Linda_J said...

Tazzie, it is fantastic! Hooray for a finish to flimsy. I love your pink striped sashing fabrics and your carrying the darkest fabric in your blocks out to the cornerstones.

Well done! I have enjoyed watching you complete your quilt blocks in recent months. Surely whatever you have planned next will be just as interesting!

Sheri Salatin said...

Wow, Tazzie, that is amazing!! Great job! I love the colors you chose. It really came together very nicely. :)

I just joined the Yahoo group and got your email on the group. :) Just had to come over and check it out!! :)

AnnieO said...

Hooray! What a thrill, indeed, to see all your hard work in a finished top. All the blocks look just terrific together. Congratulations on putting this project into high gear for so long and making it to the glorious conclusion!

Shay said...

That's certainly a show worthy quilt. It really is amazingly lovely.

I think you might have re-awakened my interest in mine.

Lynn Wakeham said...

I keep coming back to admire you FWQ, I love the palette, I had been thinking I wanted to do a Dear Jane but seeing your FWQ has changed my mind - I would really love to achieve one like this, on point just adds to the charm.

Congrats

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

It is so much work here! Super.

Tracey said...

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful!! Contragulations!

ELENAVA наслаждаюсь печворком, квилтингом said...

Красивый сэмплер. Очень понравился

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love how it looks. You are an inspiration! Sharon B

Monica said...

Absolutely stunning. It's gorgeous. Now for the next masterpiece.

FIONA said...

Wow Tazzie!!! On the strength of your gorgeous photo I have just ordered the book!! Thanks for that ... another project to do!! It looks FANTASTIC .... congratulations on a job so well done!! just beautiful!! :) Fiona xx

Laura in IA said...

Absolutely stunning. I knew it would be as I watched your wonderful fabrics come together in each block.

quiltygal said...

Woooo hooooo !!!!

Floss said...

Wow, that look fantastic, makes me want to get back to working more on mine.

Pip said...

Seeing your finished quilt top gave me the impetus to get my blocks finished.

Your FW looks stunning Tazzie, I love the stripe fabric you used in the sashing, for some reason it reminds me of a dress in Regency times (Pride and Prejudice)

scraphappy said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished. What a huge accomplishment.

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