Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another Quilt Is Home . . . .


As I struggle to finish Mocha Trail, it sure feels good to blog about one of my all time favorite quilts, Madeline's Good Fortune.

I combined two Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company to make this quilt, the center is Good Fortune and the surrounding stars are super sized blocks from Madeline.


I got this quilt back from the quilter in September, but up until this last weekend, I just couldn't get good pictures of the fabulous quilting job on this quilt. A few extra hands and the right sun was all I needed.

The front is all French General, I used Rouenneries and Rural Jardin.



Here's the back, I chose the toile print from Rural Jardin and am happy with how it looks.


The quilting is a custom job with lots of feathers, wreaths, and outlining. I could not be happier with it.


I'm sure an all over feather pattern would have worked, but I plan to use this quilt on my bed, love how this one of a kind top turned out, and decided a custom job was worth the extra cost.


I've even already washed this quilt to bring out its quilty goodness.


The quilt pattern in this border is called Eggs in a Basket, it was new to me but I think it fits the theme and space perfectly.

A couple of folks asked me for some fabric requirements after I finished piecing this top. I've looked through my notes, and for a king size quilt like this, I would estimate you would need 3 1/2 yards for the outer border, 2 3/4 yards of assorted reds, 2 3/4 yards of assorted gray's and 1 1/2 yards assorted background prints.

This quilt finished at 108" X 108" and has approximately 1,084 pieces.

For more information on Madeline's Good Fortune, select Lifetime Quilt # 59, from my Lifetime Quilt list.


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32 comments:

  1. A terrific finish!! Don't you just enjoy modifying a pattern to suit your needs? You did a fantastic job with this one and I am sure it looks fabulous on your bed.

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  2. Oh my goodness....this quilt has it all....great fabric, great design, great piecing and amazing quilting! Lovely!!!

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  3. I have coveted this quilt since you first posted it. One of these days I'll get around to making one of my own. Yours is beautiful.

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  4. It's so beautiful! I loved it before the quilting and now it's just stunning. I love the fabrics as well as how you customized the pattern to you. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Thelma, You did it again, of course I never expected anything less, but I really think you outdid yourself this time. Madeline, absolutely takes my breath away. She is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing her with us. Hugs...

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  6. I can tell you love red, just as much as I do. And I LOVE this quilt, it is gorgeous.

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  7. It is stunning! I love how you put the 2 patterns together.

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  8. Wow Thelma, this looks great! I love the backing too. Beautiful job.

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  9. A stunning quilt! So beautifully quilted.

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  10. Wow, that sure is gorgeous! How smart to combine two schnibbles, it looks fantastic! I'm glad you went with custom quilting, this one deserves it!

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  11. Fabulous! Another great quilt! That quilt will look good on any bed. I think the quilter did a wonderful job and you now have a beautiful heirloom.

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  12. Thelma it is absolutely BREATHTAKING!

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  13. I remember when you first posted about this quilt. I still love it.

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  14. I peeked at this when you first posted it but never commented. You did a great job on combining the 2 patterns and got a gorgeous quilt in the end!

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  15. You had a wonderfully creative idea combining these 2 patterns. Your quilt is stunningly gorgeous! I love it!

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  16. It's just beautiful, Thelma! I always love it when quilts come home, too!

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  17. Thelma,
    Everything about this quilt is gorgeous! The color, the design, the backing and the quilting ... all just fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous! The quilting designs are perfect and you are so right that the custom quilting on this makes it even more spectacular! Way to go!

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  19. Thelma, that is truly one of the most stunning quilts that I have ever seen. Great job!

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  20. Absolutely stunning quilt! What a treasure you've created! An heirloom, perhaps? Do you know if Carrie plans to include the Big Madeline in her next book? I'd love to make this quilt, but am not good at enlarging blocks. I am good at following directions. Thanks again, for sharing your quilt with us!

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  21. yeah ... what all of those people up above me said!

    definitely one for custom quilting - and worth every penny, i'll bet!

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  22. Fantastic! Thanks for showing it again; I so enjoy seeing the quilting.

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  23. What a stunning quilt ... just beautiful!

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  24. What a beautiful quilt, and it will be just perfect for the Christmas season.

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  25. Oh Thelma! That red quilt rocks!! I love how youcombined the two patterns! I am drooling you know LOL!

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  26. It's a gorgeous quilt that I didn't think could get any prettier. But it did with the lovely quilting!

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  27. Truly breathtaking! What a beauty-and all those pieces!!!!!

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