Monday, March 19, 2012

French Vintage Finish . . . .



French Vintage is FINISHED!




This is Lifetime Quilt Number 80.
This quilt finished at 62" x 62" and has approximately 2,634 pieces.

I think I say this a lot, but it is definitely true this time, this quilt looks prettier in person. The outer blocks aren't as dark as they come across in the picture.

I really like the red and gray checkerboard for the outer border.

This is one of those quilts that takes a few minutes of studying before you take it all in.

Here's a review of the blocks:


center four


middle twelve

outer twenty.

I could not be happier with this project. It was fun to piece and I enjoyed watching it come together on my design wall. From the response this pattern has received, I'm guessing I'll be seeing a lot of these quilts on other blogs.

Well, now that French Vintage is all done it's time for the next project, a project that's close to my hearT, and I'll give you a hint, it doesn't start with the letter "B", it starts with the letter



The clock's ticking, are you getting ready to work on your March Schnibbles too? I can hardly wait to see the parade, I hope you're in it!
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27 comments:

  1. Love your quilt! Red and grey are wonderful together. That "T" block has so many possibilities! See you in Schnibble land!

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  2. You should be happy, it is absolutely stunning!!

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  3. Oh Wow! SO quick Thelma!! ... This quilt top is absolutely stunning!!! And I am sure the quilting will bring it up even more fabulous!!!

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  4. This is another gorgeous Thelma quilt! It does take some time to "take it all in"... my eyes just wandered all over trying to look at everything.

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful!I never would have imagined a quilt in red and grey.

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  6. Lovely Lovely!! I'm very happy this one is in my TBM pile.

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  7. It's lovely! You've done a fabulous job with your fabric choices!

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  8. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS QUILT THELMA ! I REALLY like the red & Grey combo !

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I'm so impressed at how quickly you get your projects done. This one is on my to do list!

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  10. Beautiful!!! Will it have borders other than the checkerboard? Joe will be thrilled when he sees this.

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  11. Beautiful - simply beautiful. I love how you always give us the approximate number of pieces. Eee gads, I wonder if we knew how many pieces were involved, if we'd ever start a quilt. It's better to just dive in and worry about the number of pieces later!
    sillysally aka choc chip addict

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  12. GORGEOUS! This one is a keeper for sure. Can't wait to see your "T" Schnibbles!

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  13. Love it!! Your color sense is just perfect! You have inspired me to use gray and red together. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful quilt, but then I expect nothing less from you! Can't wait to start mine.

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  15. Your French Vintage quilt is gorgeous!!!

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  16. As usual it's gorgeous! Can't wait to see your "T" quilt :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. It is just stunning! Another beautiful quilt :)

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  18. OMG Love it so much! Colors are simply perfect for this pattern. You do awesome work with your quilts and you're so fast too. Might just have to consider this pattern.

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  19. Gorgeous! Great use of the fabrics to create shading and movement. Just stunning!

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  20. That is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen. Nicely done!

    I was sent to visit you via Quilting Under the Sun. (http://quiltingunderthesun.blogspot.com/2012/03/traveling-thursdays.html)

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  21. I am duly impressed!!!! Your French Vintage is delightfully amazing! THANKS for allowing me to watch you make my pattern. Now, I want to make it again...wouldn't it be cool made in civil war reproduction fabrics with vintage shirtings as the backgrounds?
    THANKS again for the FUN!!!!!
    joe from thimblecreek :)

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