Friday, 30 May 2014

It's been a long time coming

Finally. At long last. My Civil War Sampler Quilt top is done!

After making a whole stack of Shoofly blocks to fill the gaps . . . I decided against using them. And went with a mix of creams from my stash for the blocks and sashings instead.

Don't get me wrong, they are lovely. In the picture, the top with the Shoofly blocks looks beautiful, full of sparkling colour.  I laid them out. Took them out. Put them back. Such indecision. But in real life it was just a bit too busy with all the blocks. Who knows, maybe they'll become  a whole other quilt altogether . . .

But the construction process was not without . . . challenges assistance!

Between tripping over Walter (who managed to move to exactly where I needed to stand every. single. time.) and constantly having to move Squeaker (who had a knack of laying on exactly the row of blocks I needed to stitch next), let's just say a whole new dimension was added to the process. This quilt was certainly a collaborative effort!

So all that's left to be done is to send this top off to the quilter. And then some binding. It's been a long time coming!

Pattern: Civil War Sampler Quilts
Designer: Barbara Brackman


Sylvia said...

Looks wonderful, Sue. Well done.

Terry said...

Whoo Hoo you are a star to reach the finish line. The quilt is beautiful and a tribute to your tenacity.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Just beautiful Sue!

Nat Palaskas said...

Lovely Sue. I made over 20 blocks of them I should have a look at them to see if they are worth rescued. I do like both settings!

Show and Tell said...

Looks fab Sue....Well done on a great finish....Good luck with those assistants....LOL

Asta Buchanan said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Sue. I know what it's like with helpers - I have 2 cats - always seem to find just the "right" spot to lie on!

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