Friday, December 30, 2016

Blue & Cream Quilt Reveal

The Blue & Cream quilt I've been working on the past couple of months has been completed. Now that it's been given to it's very special recipient, I can share some pictures.

For the center applique' I chose Bluebirds representing Happiness to sit amongst a vase of simple flowers. I auditioned design elements from a few favorite traditional applique blocks and freehand drew the final pattern onto paper.

Then I created a Lattice border around the applique' block by sewing those 76 Indian Hatchet blocks together. Lattice work to allow dreams and sunshine in and to keep all the weeds of worry out.

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The final pieced border was created using 148 hourglass blocks sewn in a "tumbling" order. I chose this design to symbolize no longer to watch the clock, for when tipped on their sides, deadlines stop and only the memories are kept inside.

I had to take the final picture from the top of my staircase, I apologize for the cropping on the right side of the picture.

If you have not already guessed, this quilt was made as a Retirement gift.
It was presented to someone my husband has very high regard and respect for.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Healthy and Happy New Year!

every quilt tells a story.....

23 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!!! This quilt is AMAZING !!!! SO Gorgeous !!

    What a lovely retirement quilt made from the heart

    Wishing you a Happy New Year !!!

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  2. It is so lovely! What an amazing gift!

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt. You put so much thought into it and the design is just gorgeous. What a lovely retirement gift.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful quilt. Lovely gift.
    Happy New Year.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  5. What a beautiful retirement gift! Happy New Year!

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  6. The applique block really makes this a special quilt. Beautiful in the shades of blue.

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  7. A gorgeous finish and what a special gift for the recipient - beautifully done!

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  8. Stunning! Gorgeous blues, impeccable appliqué, thoughtful design elements, and most of all, made with care by your skilled hands! This is one that will always be treasured by the recipient!

    Blessings for a prosperous New Year!

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  9. It's gorgeous! I'm sure it is well loved by the recipient.

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  10. Absolultely beautiful quilt AND a great story to go with it, too.

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  11. What a gorgeous retirement gift. Congrats on a beautiful finish! Love all the blues!

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  12. This is just gorgeous! What a wonderful gift of time, love and talent & skill :)

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  13. What a beautiful quilt. I love it. Hugs

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  14. A beautiful quilt and a very special gift!

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  15. What a lovely gift! Blue and white/cream quilts are a favorite of mine and this one is a beauty!

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  16. Beautiful design and lovely quilt, what a special gift. Wishing you a truly happy new year!

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  17. Beautiful Quilt - what a lovely and generous retirement gift!
    xo

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  18. Oh my goodness!! Your Blue Bird of Happiness is gorgeous and that's what I wish for you in 2017.

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  19. OMG what a beautiful quilt. Blue Bird of Happiness is absolutely stunning. My favorite ever is blue and cream. Love your design and thoughts behind this quilt.
    Wish you a happy new year 2017.

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  20. This is such a beautiful quilt! Such lovely and thoughtful messages included in each section.

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