Saturday, July 28, 2018

And Phebe is finally done!

Squeeeee! I'm just thrilled to report that I've finished working on the Phebe quilt top. It has taken 11 months to get to this stage, and here it is:

It's another big one, I can't lay it out fully anywhere in the house - so I'm sending it on to my lovely longarming friend Lizzy to baste for me, and then I can get busy with the hand quilting.

Here is a close up of one of the sides:

There are so many different fabrics to look at, my eyes are skipping all over the place seeing new things. Can I share a secret with you? When I first started putting the final borders together I was really unsure about whether the fabric I used in the large triangles was the right one, I felt it might have been too dark. I love it now though, and I'm so glad I purchased it on a whim from Hetties Patch.

This week has been a busy one - I had Christmas in July with my sweet Thursday quilting class - I made them little quilted mats, refreshed a Christmas pattern for them, and make yummy cupcakes. I didn't remember to take a picture of the mats etc, but may be able to snag one from a friend, but here are the cupcakes etc:

Isn't the Nutcracker in the background a cutie? Manuela bought it on her recent trip to Germany - after seeing her pictures I don't know how she showed restraint - I definitely would need extra luggage - the German Christmas stores are amazing!

Lastly, a quick apology, I haven't responded to comments from my last post just yet - and there are some I can't respond to as the email addresses aren't enabled, so a big hello to Lin McQ, Marie, Melody A, Randy Tangen and lvkwlt - I appreciate you all stopping by! Chatter soon everyone! xox

15 comments:

Kyle said...

I'll be the first to shout out what a FABULOUS finish!!! The fabric that you chose for the set in triangle is great, not too dark or too light. It frames the whole quilt in a soft way. You did use so many wonderful fabrics and they all worked so well together. Your quilt is truly remarkable.

martha said...

What do you say to your longarmer to baste it? I asked mine to sew about a 3/4" to an inch stitch with four inches between rows. It still moved on me / shifted an inch. Please answer when possible. I need help!

Anonymous said...

That is an absolutely beautiful quilt ( as all your work is..sniff (for me)
Congratulations. It is so inspiring...your work.

Lin McQ said...

Fabulous! So very well done!

Gretchen Weaver said...

All I can say is WOW! It is beautiful!! You have done such a lovely job, enjoy the pleasure of the accomplishment!

Janet said...

It is truly gorgeous. Yes, every time I look at the quilt top I find another fabric that catches my eye. I am amazed at how you got this done so quickly and perfectly. Can't wait to see what you do with your hand quilting.

Kathy Havelka said...

Stunning! Spectacular! This is a quilt I too plan to make. And so I have looked at many different Phebe quilt photos, yours is the loveliest. Congratulations. I finished piecing a quilt top yesterday that I've been working on for months. Funny we finished at same time. On a side note, keep those PoGo gifts coming. I enjoy opening them everyday and seeing the Aus stops they originate from. We will reach Ultra friendship status soon.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

So beautiful!!!!! I am curious how long did it take you to make this quilt? You are definitely a Master Quilter. This one is on my list maybe starting next year!!!!! I am so impressed with your work!!!!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I am REALLY impressed - you started in late December or early January! it pays to do one at a time! What a masterpiece!!!! I need to learn how to paper piece. I do all mine with machine and no PP. All my applique is needle turn applique, most quilters in the states do not do that anymore (at least not in Texas).

I assume you will be showing this quilt!

Nanette fredericsneice@gmail.com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

You should be thrilled--it's just wonderful! Congrats!

mereth said...

Congratulations, it is truly gorgeous. You must be so pleased to be onto the next step in this wonderful quilt.

momto1 said...

i KNOW you're proud of this one. What an accomplishment! I've loved following you on your journey through it. What a treasure you've created!

Tammy said...

Wow! Phebe is gorgeous! It was well worth all the work you put into it. Now onto the quilting! :-)

Liselotte Johansson said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous quilt. Well done.

Phyllis said...

Absolutely fabulous and quite spectacular!! Congratulations on finishing this gorgeous quilt top. Your choices are beautiful as is your workmanship. I admire your taste, techniques and perseverance. You have every reason to be proud.

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