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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler

Wohooo! Two posts in one day, don't think I've done that before! But on Friday I promised some more quilty news that I wanted to share, and now I have some time to blog about it. You might remember me working on the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler a while back, and not too long ago I posted a picture of some split Lemoyne Stars; this is what they were for (sorry the pic is so light):


This picture is from Thursday when I brought the quilt top, some backing fabric and a pack of king size cotton batting to my parent's house. With some help from my sister I cleared off the living room floor and layered and basted the quilt sandwich. Yesterday I bought some quilting gloves and today I have started quilting it with a gorgeous shiny army green thread my dear friend Rose got me for Xmas:


Quilting from the top

Quilting from the back

As it is quite heavy I will only be able to do a small section at a time (that arm! -and the neck and shoulders needs looking after).



But if you don't hear from me for a while, Bernie and I are quilting!!!!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

55 comments:

Kim West said...

Oh my goodness -- that is gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

Yeah for you! I'm so happy for you. I realized the other day that if I was just making one quilt, I would very soon have enough blocks to piece the top, but alas, only about half done each one. Your border is perfect for the quilt. Julie

natderueil said...

Your quilt is fabulousssssssss! I love the colors, the border and the quilting pattern. It looks greattt!

Nat (from SBS)

pamina said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and you are a great machine quilter, woaw !

Åsa said...

your SBS quilt is absolutely faboulus! Congratulations to an excellent work! Åsa in Sweden

Vicki W said...

BeeeeeeUtiful!

atet said...

It's beautiful! And your goodies from the quilt meeting look like such fun!

Sweet P said...

Love it, love it, love it. I really like the colors you used.

Rose said...

Way to go sweetie!!! The quilting is looking fantastic!!! If you need some more of the cotton, email me the name and Ill get you some more!!! This is soooooooooo exciting!!!
Hugs xxx

Elaine Adair said...

Whew - I gasped at this gorgeous creation! What a handsome, beautiful project. Congrats, and good luck with the quilting! What a beauty!

quiltorstitch said...

You are so awesome! I just love your blog, you are an inspiration :D This is amazing, my jaw is dropped to the ground.

Owens Family Adventures said...

That quilt is glorious...simply glorious!!!!!!!!
dawn

Francisca R. said...

Wow Anne Ida! I love your Bridal Sampler! It takes some courage to quilt this big one!
Love your colours!

Birgitta in Arboga said...

Your quilt is wonderful! Great work.

Chocolate Cat said...

I am in awe! This quilt is magnificant. I can't imagine ever completing something so beautiful.

Bernadette said...

Congratulations on almost finishing, it looks fabulous! I still have a long way to go with only 26 blocks done but you have inspired me to get back on track, thank you.

blueberrylane said...

You are amazing quilting that beautiful big quilt yourself...it is stunning.

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh, ANNE! It looks so beautiful! Alright. I'm officially starting over with new colors. I love the colors, the border, oh it's just so pretty!

Hanne said...

3 words covering it all - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ! :-)

I think I have to make this quilt too, some day :-)

May Kristin said...

Wowww!! It is absolutely stunning! I love the star-border, it is perfect! Good luck with the quilting!

May Britt said...

This is soooooo beautiful. And your quilting is wonderful. Look forward to see it. You know.....this is going to be at NQF's next annual meeting. Promise me!!

Karol-Ann said...

Wow! Simply awesome!

Stina said...

Everybody already said all the things I wanted to say...;D
Well done!

Guðrún said...

Wow great, the quilting is beautiful.

meggie said...

That is so gorgeous!! Your quilting is great! I love the colours too.

Nadine said...

SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, dear ! Congratulations ! Your blocks and color scheme are awesome, and I'm still wondering how you manage to machine quilt this beauty ! You're a champ' ! :>)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Annelies said...

Your quilt is very, very beautiful !!
I hope one day our quilts will meet.
(Today on my web-log my finished Bridal.)

Mary said...

Spectacular! That's all I can say! Wonderful job!

Gudveig HN said...

Ahhhh - it is very beautiful. Utrolig lekkert!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, wonderful, fabulous quilt and workmanship!!!!!!

Thanks also for sharing the pictures of the quilt shops. Looks like you had a great time.

LC said...

I'm trying to think of a word that no one else has used... perhaps magnificent! Quilting this on a regular machine also means you get a medal!

Thank you for a terrific blog too!

Catherine said...

Super quilt! Absolutely gorgeous! The quilting looks fantastic!

gwen said...

And one more congratulation from me on that gorgeous quilt. You are very brave to machine-quilt such a big top.But it is very good practice. Once you have achieved that, you will be able to machine-quilt anything! Quilt meetings are always wonderful times. Glad you enjoyed yours and brought back so many goodies! Take care.

Andrea said...

You are a clever girl - it is absolutely wonderful and the star border is just perfect. Take care of your joints doing that quilting - I know how much it hurts if you overdo it xx

Anne Heidi said...

Wow, your SBS is just amazing!! Hope I will get to see it in real life one day. Have fun with the quilting.
Hugs.

catandturtle said...

I am so impressed with your quilt...and you quilted it too! That is just beautiful.

Tamara said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. I just love those stars around the outside of it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

My oh my, I haven't seen anything as amazing as this in A VERY LONG TIME!

Breathtaking. Literally.

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt!

CONNIE W said...

Oh how beautiful this is. You have done great work and now here you are quilting on a DSM. I don't know how you do it, it's amazing. Well done.

AJ said...

What a beautiful quilt! I bet your excited to have it finished.

Shelina said...

It's gorgeous! Good for you for getting all your blocks done and the border! Congratulations!

FabricMom said...

What a beautiful quilt. Great job., You are amazing.

Rose Marie said...

What a clever border effect with those stars and it stands out from all the other SBS quilts. Well done!

Joan said...

Absolutely stunning!

lil said...

oh wow, what a masterpiece, wish I was able to machine quilt like you

anne bebbington said...

WOW!!! - and those half lemoyne stars in the border are the perfect finishing touch

Beth said...

This just rocks! Can't wait to see it finished!

Karol-Ann said...

Hi, you won a 'little' something on my blog, but I just need your address please.

swooze said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I have to add to the copious praise and say that is the achievement of a lifetime, well done Anne!!
Your Spring Quilt looks great as well, tracey

Christine said...

Wow - your quilt looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it when it's finished. Catching up on some blog reading today - very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon when you're too tired for much else. Happy stitching.

Marsha said...

Very beautiful Sampler and your quilting is so pretty. Great job!!

Sarah Jayne said...

That quilt is wonderful - you must be so pleased.

Nina said...

Wow! It's absolutely beautiful. I've been contemplating making this quilt, but I'm not sure...