Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gypsy Kisses Finish

My version of Gypsy Kisses is done.   One year of planning and only two weeks of sewing.  I maybe stressed over this project a little more than was necessary.


Here's a closeup of the corner background seams I mentioned last time.  Some patterns use one piece of fabric for that section.

The entire time I was collecting fabric and coming up with my plan for this quilt I was worried about the background fabric being too bold and dominating the quilt.  Choosing bright, bold, and large print fabric for my focus blocks did the job of taming my background fabric perfectly.  


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 138
The patterns I used to create my top are Gypsy Kisses from Material Obsession 2 and Pickle Dish from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance
It finished at 73" x 75"
It has approximately 913 pieces.
The background fabric is by Liberty of London.

I plan to start my Quick Curve Ruler/Sew Kind of Wonderful project on Monday, I hope  you've selected your pattern and fabric and are planning to sew along with me.  I think I'll squeeze in a quick no curves project before then.   With all the Red Letter Day blocks on instagram I'm thinking it will be a Red Letter Weekend at my house.  The pattern Red Letter Day is by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms and available here.

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19 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a wonderful finish Thelma! It is indeed a beauty! Have you decided how you quilt it?

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  3. Just wonderful! I have been looking at the Kaffe pattern for a while....maybe this will inspire me to do it. Can't wait to see the your quilting decision.

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  4. Wow, only 2 weeks of sewing; you were really cooking on this one. And it is a beauty!

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  5. There are no words to describe how stunning this quilt is! Congrats on a perfect finish!

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  6. Congratulations on another finish. It is lovely.

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  7. A very happy quilt. Nicely done, Thelma!

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  8. I would always trust your instincts--this quilt is a work of art! XOXO

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  9. All the planning was worth it! This is a spectacular quilt!!!!

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  10. LOVE it.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  11. Don't forget that label, who would believe you made it - LOL!! It's beautiful, Thelma, and so glad you stepped out of the box to show us your wonderful wild side! *wink!

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  12. I love this quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Your Gipsy Kisses version is beautiful! I just made a Pickle Dish, too, and I felt the same about it. I stressed over the curved seams, and then it went together so much easier than I thought. :-)

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  14. It is incredible, everything about it is just incredible!

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