Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Carolina Finish

I put the finishing touches on Carolina and I could not be happier with this finish.  This top looks much prettier in person, it's was a dreary weekend here and this was as good of a picture as I could get.

The red fabric is a very pretty tone on tone leaf print, "Lately Arrived from London" by Barbara Brackman.  If I run across more I will buy it for my stash, it's a great red.

When I started on this quilt in March we had snow on the ground, the weather hasn't improved a whole lot but at least the grass is green and the snow has been replaced with rain.  That's one of my favorite things about blogging, to go back and read my posts from start to finish for each project.

I sure grumbled a lot while working on this quilt, and now I don't even know why, it wasn't hard and turned our perfectly. Maybe it was the weather making me such a grouch and not this pattern.



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 104
The pattern is Carolina by Bonne Blue Quilts.
It finished at around 90" x 90"
It has approximately 1,833 pieces.




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43 comments:

  1. Really stunning. It has been such a joy to be able to share the creation of this quilt, and lovely to see it finsihed. It is absolutle perfection.

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  2. Very beautiful quilt and as I watched this go together have to say, I loved it from the start and NO....you didn't complain that much. You shared very valued info for us who will be trying to do this pattern. Thank you for sharing all your tips and "Congrats" on this masterpiece!
    Gail

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  3. A 'Lifetime' piece... You should be so proud....

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  4. Bravo! The red border brings out the red in the lilies. I didn't realize that you were using a Bonnie Blue pattern.

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  5. I love it. I enjoyed watching you get this one to this point. The red is perfect.

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  6. You've created a really stunning quilt!

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  7. When I saw your post this morning, all I said was Wow! The red border really brings the lilies to life. Okay, I've added a Carolina Lily definitely to my list.

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  8. I think this is one of my favorite quilts that you have made. The combination of the lilies and the checkerboard lattice is divine.

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  9. Absolutely stunning. Gosh the borders are amazing and makes everything work so nicely together. Who is going to quilt this one?

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  10. Congrats on another fantastic quilt! I had no idea it would be this big...it's huge!
    Will you call it "grouchy baskets"!?!?!?

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  11. Its' really beautiful! No wonder it looks so familiar to me. I have that pattern !! hahaha I hope I'm not the only one that does this :D :D

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  12. Love how the border pulls it all together. Beautiful quilt.

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  13. Beautiful quilt, as always.

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  14. I knew it would be even better with the borders! Such a pretty quilt Thelma. Point perfect as always x

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  15. Just stunning... worth every 1,833 piece!!!

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  16. So pretty! That red border really makes the whole thing pop. It adds some good sizzle.

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  17. Oh, Thelma! It's absolutely beautiful!

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  18. Congratulations on achieving another lifetime beauty!! Jane

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  19. just beautiful... wow!
    congrats on another great finish.
    Kathie

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  20. This quilt is a true work of art Thelma! Absolutely Stunning !!

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  21. Stunning as usual. Your work is so perfect. I love seeing your progress and the final project.

    Thanks for sharing

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  22. Awesome - doesn't get better then this...............................

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  23. WOW!! Awesome finish for #104! But I think your next project needs to be a simple, quick and easy just to give yourself a rest. :)

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  24. That turned out great, Thelma! I can't wait to see what your next project is.

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  25. I've been following your blog since you first started your Carolina quilt. I loved to see your progress and ideas to make it easier! Your work is beautiful - thanks for sharing!

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  26. It looks lovely. Your quilts are always so wonderful.

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  27. Absolutely beautiful, Thelma!

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  28. Hi Thelma, Carolina looks beautiful with the borders added. The white middle border really sets off the two red borders. Is the red border fabric the same as the red lily fabric?

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  29. This is such a beautiful quilt, Thelma!

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  30. Congratulations - it is truly magnificent!

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  31. You're quickly catching up to my apron number (I put up #109!) This quilt is amazing and if I ever get a break with work/work...it's definitely on my list to make, XOXO

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  32. Finally able to comment on this. I really enjoyed following the progress on this one. I'll be using your tips when I start my version. I was a bit concerned about the sashing since I find it to be off putting in the original quilt but when all is said and done, yours turned out fantastic! I love it. i think the darker sashing turned out better than the original on the pattern. It says "I'm here!", not "I was thinking this would look good here but...". I can't wait to see it quilted. It's full of possibilities. Congrats on another great finish.

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  33. I love this! The sashing looks great - glad you didn't change a thing!

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  34. It's a woweeeee!!! I see someone else asked if the lilies were the same as the border - I was wondering also. Was this pattern before Bonnie Blue became Red Crinolne? Can't wait to see how you quilt it. So glad you stuck with it!! It's amazing how a repeat block can be so beautiful!!

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  35. Your quilts are always spectacular. I love this one too !

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  36. Absolutely stunning! Just love the fabrics but that pattern looks like a challenge. I also love that you share those details about the quilt.

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  37. Wow...that is gorgous. I remember seeing your steps to the blocks. I wasn't liking the flower block, thought it far to tedious for me! But boy you put it together wonderfully! I looks fantastic! Just think, put it away now and come winter...you'll have a wonderful "surprise"!

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