Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No Longer Singing the James River Blues . . .



I finished up James River Blues!

I really should give this quilt a new name, but sometimes, once you start calling a project by it's given name, it's hard to come up with a good nickname.

I sure enjoyed working on this quilt. Most of the time I like a challenge when I'm sewing. I'm retired and appreciate a little cerebral stimulation during my day. But sometimes I also like to sew simply for the fun of it, and that's what I need the last two weeks and this project fit that need perfectly.


I didn't even struggle with my #1 scrappy rule, no like fabrics touching. I guess because I had so many different fabrics.



This is Lifetime Quilt #74 and my 10th finish this year.

I used the pattern James River Blues by Paula Barnes for Bonnie Blue Quilts.

This quilt finished at 72" x 72" and has approximately 1,728 pieces.

I can hardly wait to see this top quilted, I think it will really bring this project to life.



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32 comments:

  1. WOW is this amazing! I absolutely love it... :)

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  2. Just beautiful! Love the colors so much!!!

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  3. What a beauty!!!!! I agree...quilting will be your frosting to that beauty!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Definitely a must Make quilt.

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  5. I absolutely, positively love your quilt and I bet you are really glad that it is finished - well, off your list and now on the quilter's list. I hope you show it quilted. Judy C

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  6. That is a lovely quilt! I love the movement that it has, and I know that it will be even more amazing when it is quilted!

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  7. I love it! You did a wonderful job on it!

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  8. Look at you go! You're really zipping through the projects!

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  9. Very pretty Thelma! Love the browns & blues together! What's next? :)

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  10. I have looked at that pattern, it is great. Love your quilt

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  11. Wow, you work really fast!! Seems to me you just started that thing a couple of days ago, although I realize it was more than that. It looks wonderful. I like the combo of brown and blue.

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  12. I LOVE those colors together. It's a beautiful quilt Thelma. And wow, 10 quilts in one year...I really admire you.

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  13. Wow, looks awesome! Great job!

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  14. Bravo! You are cranking out a quilt each month with time to spare... but not just quilts, gorgeous treasures! Your JRB (my new nickname for it)is unbelievably awesome Thelma!

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  15. It's beautiful!! And the name suits the quilt ... unless you want to put a positive spin on it and use your blog title as its moniker -- No Longer Singing the Blues. But any way you sing it, the blue and brown melody is beautiful.
    Debbie R.

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  16. Gorgeous! Is there anything you can't do?!

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  17. A very pretty mix of blues and browns. It seemed to go so fast too.

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  18. Beautiful!!! I hope you show us abain after it has been quilted.

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  19. I think it's pretty lively already--- Your piecing shows a lot of skill. Great job.

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  20. Way to go!! Another beautiful quilt :o)

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  21. Fabulous! Your quilt is wonderful.

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  22. Beautiful ... you got that pieced so quickly. I love it!

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  23. oh Thelma I know what you mean I am in that mode right now
    I just want to sew and not think about it!
    Love this quilt I just might have to make it too!
    I happen to have lots of blues and browns waiting to be cut up and used!!!!
    thanks for the inspiration
    Kathie

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  24. Wonderful!! I love the blue & brown combination.

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  25. Gorgeous! I didn't think I was going to like it, but the color combos are great and now I want my own :)

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  26. Beautiful work, Thelma! the scrapiness of all the blues and browns is great ...I need to get this pattern and beef up my browns ..I have the blues!! Beth

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  27. It's beautiful and I love it, so now I'll need to make one too!

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