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Saturday, August 4, 2007

The final three

Nine months ago today (on the 4th of November (Rose: I checked the date)), I made my first two Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler blocks; A3: Shoo-Fly and L7: Lemoyne Star. I had just finished sewing together the top of my Autumn Star quilt, and felt I needed to do something “small” - *LOL*. Today I made the last two of the 140 blocks of the sampler. In the picture you see:

G6: Grace’s Friendship (which I did on thursday), G2: Oklahoma Dogwood, and G5: Mariner's Compass.

These are the blocks I have been dreading all along; small and narrow points, appliqué of “strange” shapes, I bit the dust and foundation paper pieced the G2 and G5, and cut a corner on the G6 with using Vliesofix and buttonhole stitched on the machine.

Happy thoughts from
Anne Ida

26 comments:

Rose said...

OH WOW!!!! its done!!! congratulations!!! Great job with those last three blocks, they look fantastic....hope ur celebrating!!!.... i so proud of u, this quilt is going to be amazing, oh im just so excited for u!!!
big hugs from me xxx

Niki said...

Hi there. Found you thru the 4 seasons quilt swap. Just wanted to say HI. Love your blog btw :)

Bren said...

WOO HOO!!! Congrats on finishing the last 3! I can see why they were the LAST 3! Some hard piecing there! Can't wait to see it all put together!

pamina said...

Wonderful ! Congrats to you, what a accomplishment !

Karol-Ann said...

Well done! What an achievement to have made ALL of them. I will keep an eye on your blog to see how you put them all together. Congratulations again!

Chookyblue said...

must be so exciting to get this far.........now to get it together....

shelley said...

Congratulations Anne Ida! Your blocks are really something to be proud of, and finished in such a short time! Can't wait to see your progress in getting your quilt all together. Just beautiful!

Francisca R. said...

Congratulations Anne Ida!!! I admire you for going on all that time!
I am a SBS-blockmaker too, but sometimes the blocks go to sleep for some weeks..;-(
I only have finished about forty!

Elin said...

Veldig flott arbeid! Eg har sete og lese gjennom eldre innlegg frå deg. Kan du forklare meg kva denne swap-greia er for noko? Det er så mykje eg må oppdaterast på...

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I just cannot wait to see this all together!!! fabulous job...the Mariner's compass is the only thing I have ever machine paper pieced, there is just no other way to get the points, tracey

Butterfly said...

Fantastic :O) You have done a wonderful job. All the blocks are beautifully done. Counting the months, this has been a sort of a pregnancy, and you shared it all with the rest of us ;-D Really looking forward to ses the "baby" finshed.

Enjoy - a lot!!!

many hugs!!!!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations- I am truly very impressed! Still thinking about starting SBS, I see Elin has started hers now... Hope you had a glass of wine to celebrate :)

Darlene said...

They are all beautiful and what a wonderful accomplishment. I very impressed with your diligence - way to go! I'm going to go take a closer look.

gwen said...

Applause, applause. I think you worked very fast and chose the colours very well. With my quilt group, we are just starting a Civil war diary sampler, any interest?! Once more congrats and take care.

Sonnja said...

Wow, beautiful blocks, I like it!
Kind Regards

Sonnja

Suze said...

That is one stunning body of work.

Great job.

Annelies said...

You did it !! Congratulations !! Your blocks are beautiful.

Debi said...

Those a really beautiful blocks. I also admire all of your finished SBS blocks. This is a project I would NEVER attempt.

Connie W said...

You did it! WOW and congratulations. That was a big undertaking. Can't wait to see it assembled and quilted.

Wendy said...

Those blocks are fantastic and Congrats on a big accomplishment of completing 140 blocks. You should celebrate.

Pam said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is so amazing. I am so impressed, I better get back to my Dear Jane - LOL.

Debi said...

Did I say I would never attempt...well I lied. I could not get over how beautiful your blocks were that I took the plunge also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Guðrún said...

Yes you have finished them, can´t wait to see when you put them together. Grrrrreat job.

The Chicken Lady said...

My Goodness...you are an inspiration chick! The blocks look wonderful. If I get ONE quilt done this month I will be happy, and you have inspired me to get off the computer (ha ha) and sew!!! :)

Debi said...

Thanks for the tip. I check my printer, and it was set for 100%, so I don't know what happened. The instructions said to ad 1/4" seam allowance, which I did.

Not Lucy said...

Just found your blog via Seasonal Quilt Swap and had to comment on the SBS blocks. Wow! 140 blocks! Very lovely! I look forward to seeing how it all gets put together.