Thursday, September 6, 2012

BOM Rehab - Northern Lights, DONE!

So when Sinta started her BOM Rehab, and I took stock of the BOMs that I had on hand, Northern Lights was the one that I wanted to finish the most.  

Northern Lights is a BOM designed by Marti Michell.  I signed up through a quilt shop, collected my monthly blocks and threw them in a project box because I didn't care for the fabric I received, it looked nothing like the fabric in this picture, which I did like.




So with Sinta's encouragement I got the patterns out, selected new fabric and started piecing the blocks.
Here are the blocks, all together.




And here's the finished quilt with the borders.

This quilt looks very different in person than in this picture, between the cloudy skies and the inability of my camera to capture the colors accurately, this quilt looks dull, but believe me, it's not, it's amazing, in a serene and calm sort of way.

I could not be happier with it.  Maybe after it's quilted I'll be able to get a better picture, or maybe you'll just have to stop by my house to see it for yourself!



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 93.
The pattern is Northern Lights by Marti Michell.
The majority of the fabric is by French General for Moda, mainly Lumiere de Noel and some Park Avenue by 3 Sisters for Moda.
It finished at 81" x 105" and has approximately 928 pieces.

Next up, my Memories of Provence BOM, it sure would be nice to have that one done by the end of the year!

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33 comments:

  1. OOOOH Thelma, I LOVE IT!!! I agree, it looks very serene and calm. I may just have to search out that pattern myself!

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  2. It is wonderful. It has the same feel, to my eye, as the one on the pattern cover. Good for you.

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  3. Well, after a quick search, it looks like that pattern is going to be hard to find. It seems to be from quite a while ago. I may need to search ebay. Do you have to have Marti's templates?

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  4. it has a country cabin feel to me i am trying to decide on my fabric for hubble decided to throw it in the mix im thinking salt air

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  5. Your quilt turned out WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND AWESOME!!!

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  6. It's awesome! Congrats on finishing!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt you have done!

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful. I now want to add this quilt pattern to my quilt to do list.
    JaneN

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  9. It takes my breath away...in a serene sort of way! I think your is even more beautiful than the one on the package--well done! XOXO

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  10. Love it! I just finished hand quilting a neutral fabric quilt and could not be happier. They are very calming...

    Thanks for sharing

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  11. This quilt is a beauty! I love your work.

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  12. Beautiful...I'd never have guessed from your pics that the quilt was as big as it is.

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  13. Such an elegant quilt. I really like the soft look.

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  14. our last Northern Lights BOM meeting is this saturday - ours are in autumn batiks and i can only hope that when our tops are together they are even half as way cool as yours ... and you KNOW how i usually feel about neutrals!!!

    AWESOME quilt, Thelma!!!

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  15. You go girl!
    When I grow up I want to be able to quilt just like you!

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  16. WOW! I just love this quilt Thelma ! It is stunning !

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  17. Just beautiful. I have a neutral quilt top that I need to put borders on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Wonderful finish - a true beauty.

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  19. Thelma this is just beautiful. Very understated and calm. I can imagine it is extraordinary in person. Well done Sinta for suggesting BOM Rehab - I think a lot of BOMs in cupboards have been rescued because of her idea!

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  20. So far this is one of my favorites of yours! I just love it! It shows beautifuly.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL!!! I am inspired by your ability to repeatedly select a project, follow through on your committment to complete each quilt in lightening speed and the result is always a unique & beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see it after the quilting is done. I'm sending you a blogosphere pat on the back for this one.

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  22. Great finish! I think your version looks even better than the one on the pattern.

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  23. I absolutely LOVE it!! I think the colors you picked complement it perfectly! It looks just like the picture now, if not better :)

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  24. Thelma, with the comment that we might have to stop by your house to see this, I'm sure people would be pounding at your door! Your work is always inspiring, and I just love to see what you are working on.

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  25. Oh Thelma! Look at what you did while I was away being sick! Your quilt is beautiful! I love the softness and the pattern created when the blocks are all together! Amazing! I will be right over with a camera and some champagne to celebrate another gorgeous finish!!!

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  26. Hi Thelma, Wow, Northern Lights is gorgeous!!! Your fabric choices are so soft and elegant AND I love the size of it. I like quilts that are big enough to wrap my 5'9" frame in, with it tucked well under my feet and easily pulled up to my chin if I choose. I really enjoyed watching this quilt come together, thank you so much for sharing your progress with us. Now I can't wait to see it quilted. Any thoughts on how you want it done? Big Hugs...

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  27. Thelma~ I love it!! And the size is wonderful. I think this one will have to go on my list. :-o I love big quilts~ DH is tall. ;-)
    Have a happy weekend!

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  28. I love the softness of this quilt even though it doesn'tt say "Thelma" to me. WHere's the red? In the label perhaps. Nicely done.

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  29. I've really enjoyed seeing your Northern Lights come together - glad you brought that one out.
    Not sure I've seen Memories of Provence, but will be looking forward to seeing it here!!

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