Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nantucket, all done!


This project was nothing but fun.  I enjoyed every minute in my sewing room while working on this quilt, I loved the reds and I loved the pattern.  I changed my quilt ever so slightly, for the border I made my 9 patches out of the light background fabric and used the tans for the squares.  The center stars are more of a controlled scrappy, not a full blown scrappy.  Oh, and I added 9 tiny stars to that outer border, a suggestion from a friend.




This is Lifetime Quilt Number 120
It finished at 67" x 67"
The pattern is Nantucket by Minick & Simpson
The fabric is Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson for Moda (wovens and cottons)
It has approximately 1,187 pieces.

Be on the lookout for more Nantuckets, several quilters are sewing along with me.  And it doesn't matter who finishes first or last, we all just need to finish.  The quilt it too pretty not to be on your bed, and soon!  

I have more Midwinter Reds fabric, this won't be the last quilt you see using that fabric from my sewing room!


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41 comments:

  1. I love it! Can you share the specifics of the tiny stars in the border? I'd love to incorporate some as well.

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    1. Sure, send me your email address and I'll send the directions to you!

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  2. Love this fabric, love this quilt, love your work definitively XXX

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  3. Wow! This turned out great! I really like those little stars sprinkled thru the border! Wonderful!

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Love everything about this quilt.
    Cheers
    Lush
    Worthing, UK

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  5. The little stars in the border are a delightful added touch to the nine patches. Good idea. Love the reds.

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  6. Your quilt is so beautiful and the stars are a fun addition. I'm really enjoying working on this quilt, too.

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  7. Using the lighter fabric in the nine patches really makes the outer border sparkle! Nice!

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  8. LOVE*LOVE*LOVE IT!!!!! Perfect in EVERY way!!!!
    P

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  9. It's really a wonderful quilt! Can't wait to get mine finished up.

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  10. WOW! You are a commando! I can't believe how quickly this came together. It's beautiful.

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  11. I like your controlled scrappiness and the fun little stars in the borders. They add to the Wow factor.

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  12. Love, love, love your quilt, Thelma. I'm almost finished with goodies and treasures for Baby Audrey's room. Hopefully, I'll be able to work on my Nantucket quilt after that.

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  13. The color combination is so nice. I am going to be looking for this fabric line for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Just beautiful ! I just started mine yesterday. A great pattern and beautiful fabric .

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  15. I finished my center stars and am ready to plow ahead with the nine patches. Love the mini stars and think I'll do that too! Your quilt is lovely and the addition of the wovens from the line is terrific.

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  16. It's beautiful! My favorite part is the sparkly stars you sprinkled around...great idea!

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  17. Looking at the quilt is fun too. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it.

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  18. I just got this pattern at Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, Ca - I love the added little stars - I may have to copy that!! Love the quilt

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  19. That was quick! Love the addition of the little stars in the border! I really wanted to sew along with you gals but I had Morning Joe to do and a few other little projects and a short trip to fit in before leaving on our next big trip. There are only so many hours in a day and I apparently am not as fast as I once was! Great to follow along with you though...

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  20. So gorgeous! Love the little stars scattered about.

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  21. I love this so much! You got it done so quickly! I'm SO tempted to buy a bundle and start on one!

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  22. Yay! I love it Thelma...the additional stars in the border is a great idea. Nantucket is a pretty pattern and I love the midwinter reds. Can't wait to see everyone else's...hint, hint Nicole :)

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  23. super super super! I love it, Thelma!

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  24. I blinked and you finished! How do you do that? It is beyond gorgeous. I am positive that Polly and Laura would drool over it if they see your version. The little stars add a special little touch... I just love it... and just so you know, I plan to copy it!

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  25. I love the addition of the star, and it's quite lovely!! Mine is pretty much original and love those fabrics as well. Mine came complete in a little pail though, hee hee and looks like a summer Nantucket, while yours is winter.
    Wow Quilt #120!! I've never tried to count mine, and of course, they would be all out of order now, but I may try to go back and figure it up. Half of them don't even live here. Beautiful work, Thelma!!

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  26. This is so gorgeous. I love the addition of the stars.

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  27. Beautiful Thelma! I would love to make this pattern. Enjoy!

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  28. Oh my, I love this one. I am a sucker for red and cream.

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  29. I love the addition of the extra stars in the border. This is such a beautiful fabric collection and I don't think you could make an ugly quilt from it if you tried. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the rest of it.

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  30. Wow, that was fast! And I love your personal touches ... I have the fabric and the pattern ... I'll get there :-)

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  31. Love this! (well, I love all your quilts!) I really liked the little bitty stars - if I do this - did you use the Temecula Quilt Co bitty stars? Inquiring minds want to know! ;o)

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  32. beutiful! beautiful! beautiful.... as always! love the baby stars!!

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  33. Gorgeous, red is my favorite color, and the extra small stars just add to the quilt.

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  34. It's very pretty, can't believe how fast you can finish a quilt. I'm working on Holiday M & S pattern with Midwinter Reds, should be done in a week or so....here's hoping! Darn job seems to get in the way of my quilting!

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  35. I've been a lurker at your blog for a while and am impressed by the number of quilts you make and love the style very much.
    I noticed however that you show the finished tops and I was wondering how they look when quilted. Hope you don't mind me asking if you quilt them by hand, by machine (or perhaps you don't quilt them at all) ??

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  36. I wish it were mine. That's all I got...love it.

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