Monday, February 9, 2015

Never Say Never!

Well over a year ago I began hand stitching a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Last July I posted my progress, telling you that I had managed to figure out a way to cover the top of the bed, and do a pillow tuck, but was determined NOT to do the remaining borders with appliqué as well. Well... never say never! LOL! As it turned out, I did indeed end up doing the remaining borders in appliqué! I'm soooooo relieved to finally have this quilt FINISHED! Hand stitched hexagons, hand appliqué work... both things I would have sworn I would never do. Wow... Never Say Never! 



Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

13 comments:

  1. Another just lovely quilt. Great job...

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  2. Congratulations!! The borders fit the quilt beautifully, it looks gorgeous on the bed.

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  3. You make me laugh Jean! Beautiful work, beautiful quilt (as usual) Love it!

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  4. Another outstanding quilt, Jean. You always do wonderful things with your borders too. and how it fits on the bed, just wonderful!

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  5. Thank you all for the lovely compliments! This was one of those quilts where I felt like I was in the middle of a raging river.... I had to either keep paddling or just get drug under!! ROFL! I'm happy with the results, but I have to say that all-in-all the amount of work in contrast to the amount of return lets me know that hand piecing isn't something I'll do a lot of in the future. Hand applique was kinda fun though!

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  6. Beautiful! You've outdone yourself again Jean, it's wonderful.

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  7. What a lovely quilt. I especially like the arrows border because it is unexpected. Bravo on a fine finish. Kathy Aho in MN

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  8. Gorgeous quilt, Jean. The applique looks beautiful in those borders. LOL - I've been hand quilting one for 24 years. It's not for me either.

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  9. Wonderful quilt Jean. Congrats. Looks so.....right!

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  10. What a great quilt! the borders are so wonderful with this one. Love it.

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  11. How on earth do you manage such a perfect placement of the pillow tuck ????

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    1. I did the math! ROFL! Seriously, that's how! I figured out how many inches of fabric it would take to cover my pillows, and that was how much I would need to do applique work on. So that's what I sketched out and did, then attached it to the top I had done. Then I added the other borders the same way.... just doing the math as I went along.

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