Friday, March 22, 2013

A Friday Finish . . .

So I got all those borders around all those blocks and said, "I'm Done"!


Then I remembered someone along the line suggesting that I put a little 2 inch outer border using the background fabric around this quilt, to make it look like it's floating, so I did, and then I said, "I'm Done"!


This is Stars Above My Red Chateau and Lifetime Quilt Number 102.
The pattern is 3 Barns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co - (click here)
The fabric is Rouenneries Deux and Chateau Rouge by French General for Moda
It finished at 73" x 73"
It has approximately 2,405 pieces.

This quilt was very easy to piece and it's a perfect size to hang in my living room, I could not be happier with it now that it's all done.  I think this pattern would look great using any style of fabric and would be a great stash buster.  That sashing alone could empty someone's scrap basket.  I've not seen any other 3 Barns out there in blogland, if you've made this quilt send me a link or a picture.

Next up, I've decided to tackle those bias strips and start on Carolina.  The weather has been so uncharacteristically cold little green daffodil and tulip tips have yet to peek out of the ground.  If I want flowers around my house it looks like I'm going to have to piece them, perfect timing for Carolina.




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38 comments:

  1. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Congrat's on a job well done. I love it that you share the process with us.

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  3. Congratulations on finishing this gorgeous quilt top! I made the photo as large as I could to take in every detail. Such a beautiful collection of fabrics and the perfect design for using them.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt Thelma! I love the fabrics you chose for this quilt and the small white border on the outside really finishes it off nicely :o)

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  5. Congrats on a beautiful finish! I've enjoyed watching your progress on this one. On that last 2" strip, that was suggested to me when I first started quilting. I made a quilt that had those points at the edge. I was worried that I would cut some of them off when I attempted to attach the border. It worked perfectly and I've done that several times since.

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    1. Oops, that's attach the binding, not the border. Sheesh...

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  6. Just amazing and beautiful! You have such a knack for sticking with those time-consuming projects!

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  7. Congratulations! This is so beautiful. I love the colour choice. I want to make a mini quilt using just one of the blocks, but I'm loving your border so might do something like that too.

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  8. Just a wonderful finish Thelma, all 2000+ pieces. Love this quilt. You are right, it would looks good in lots of colorways and scrap-bag colors, do like the floating appearance just inside the quilt. You worked over the design and came up with a winner of a quilt. Enjoy!Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  9. I like the floating border! Is the binding going to be the same fabric so it floats too?

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  10. Nice finish Thelma and really looks great. I know what spot you are talking about hanging and yes, what a great quilt to put there...that is where I first saw your French Vintage quilt and got hooked on the pattern. I have collected the fabrics and ready to start. Where can I find the Carolina quilt pattern so I can see if it is something I could handle???? ::::)
    Gail

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  11. It's fantastic but looks difficult. You must have been really working long hours on this one. I love the fabrics you used, well done!

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  12. This is so gorgeous! It takes my breath away.

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  13. Oh Thelma ! What a Perfect finish for a Gorgeous quilt ! I just LOVE this one !

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  14. Of course, it's BEAUTIFUL! Great finish. Love it!

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  15. I love it! Another beautiful quilt and what an exquisite one, indeed! Nice way to end the week, XOXO

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  16. Stunning, sew in love with this quilt!

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  17. Love everything you do - my kind of quilter!!

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  18. Beautiful! I like that you put the pieced sashing back in. The stars are really shining now!

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  19. It's gorgeous, Thelma! Those French general fabrics are so fabulous and match well to Three Barns pattern. I have so far sewn only one plain block...

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  20. I love the border treatment on this quilt. Absofreakinglutely love it! I can't wait to see what your quilter does with this one!

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  21. It always surprises me how quickly you create a new quilt. It is beautiful!

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  22. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Your quilt made be head to her site and buy the pattern. I've loved it ever since I started watching your progress. If you don't feel it would be outright copying, I'm thinking this one would be a great choice to make using the French General fabrics I collected on vacation.

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  23. Gorgeous Thelma! The borders are perfect. Some quilts need only a simple 'Frame' to be showcased beautifully. Hugs...

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  24. I love the colors of this quilt and your choice of fabrics changes the whole look of the pattern. Beautiful as always Thelma!

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  25. French General fabrics and stars. Wonderful finish!

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  26. Once again, an amazing creation by you !!! you are my idol !I want to be the amazing quilter you are, when I grow up....
    ps. I am over 50 LOL...

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  27. Wow it is just gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! I loved watching this grow.

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  29. I love it--now I need to find myself the pattern!

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  30. Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

    I have the Three Barns pattern and it is on my list for the next quilt I will start.

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  31. just amazing and my favorite color red :)
    yeah!!!!! I bet you are beyond happy to have this one done and off your to do list. It was well worth all the effort,
    thanks for sharing it was fun to see the progress and decisions for this one
    Kathie

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  32. This is so beautiful! One of my favorites of your quilts!

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  33. my oh my! you have made 3 Barns sing! congratulations, it is beyond wonderful.

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