Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ta-Da Moment!


















 
 
Well, Amish Ice Cream Social is complete!  Overall measurement is 78" X 78".  This quilt was totally made from fabrics in my stash.  The picture below shows that I went thru 3-200 meter spools equaling 600 meters of quilting thread.  The batting is cream rose cotton batting by Mountain Mist.  It was a dream to quilt and washed up nicely, and gives you that crinkled antique look with a lovely drape.  I used a cable/feather twist around the border and four feathered wreaths with stars in the middle where the blocks intersect, all connected with one inch crosshatching. Whew! Glad it is  finished before things warm up too much around here.


26 comments:

  1. Carla, I LOVE your quilt! At first when I looked at it I was sure it was machine quilted. Then I enlarged the photos and found I was REALLY wrong! It is beautiful, and your quilting is perfect for that quilt! Way to go!

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  2. Carla, this quilt is AWESOME (sorry I couldn't use a better word, but I am truly in awe). I love the design, the quilting is spectacular, and it is truly a heirloom to be cherished. You are now officially my idol. ;)

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    1. Thanks Trina! I truly love quilting and this one was so fun to quilt. Like you I like Amish quilts for their simple design and wonderful quilting, so this was my attempt, so glad that you like it!

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  3. It's just gorgeous! I love that batting too. I think it machine and hand quilts so nicely!

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    1. Thanks Sue, I do like it better than quilter's dream I love that it is so soft!

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  4. Wowweeee!!!! Carla, it looks fabulous. Job well done.

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  5. Absolutely stunning - congratulations!! Love the colours and the antique look after washing. It is a quilt to treasure :) and looks superb in your lovely lounge room.
    Hilda

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  6. How wonderful! That's a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to visit my blog.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and visit my blog!

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  8. Wow, a beautiful quilt.
    Your quilting is perfect.

    Greetings from Germany, Manuela.

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    1. Manuela, Just took a peak at your blog, such wonderful work! I am going to have to come back and spend more time enjoying your work. Thank you for visiting my blog

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  9. It's just gorgeous Carla, I love the scrappy stars.

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    1. Thank you Roos, the stars were a great scrap buster and so fun to make!

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  10. Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish!

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  11. Ellen, It is such a good feeling to have a finish. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  12. Lovely job! The quilting and piecing both look really nicely done!

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  13. Oh my goodness Carla...it is fabulous! The quilting is amazing!
    I love each photo that you took and think it is so cool that the background fabric looks different in each photo...sometimes green, or yellow, or beige, or white...so fun! What a great scrappy quilt...LOVE it!

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  14. wow!
    what a great string star quilt.
    The quilting is stunning!

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  15. Gorgeous and what stunning quilting done! Jane

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