by pennifold ( edited 19 Sep 2018 ) 19 Sep 2018

Nearly there! I've got 3 more rows of sashing to do, but I've had it for today. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Once these are all done, then I'll have borders to add etc. Love Chris


I haven't sewn the sashing as yet, as I want to do each row carefully and slowly to make sure the seams all match. Of course to make more work for myself I actually sewed a white side to the navy square and a navy side to the white square, so then I had to make the little connecting piece opposite too! Oh! well, it will look great when all is finished up.

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by dixie 22 Sep 2018

Chris this will be stunning, getting closer just can't wait to see it finished, and I guess you can't wait as well.
I big job but will be worth the effort. WELL DONE VAL

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Sep 2018

Hi there Val, my South Aussie mate, yes, I can't wait to finish it. I have my days set aside - usually a Tuesday and Wednesday! Love Chris

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by katydid 22 Sep 2018

I am so impressed!

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Sep 2018

Thanks Kay, me too! Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 21 Sep 2018

This is definitely a stunning quilt! And the hours that you have into it! Is this one for yourself or has someone else claimed it?

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Sep 2018

Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting. Yes, there's been quite a lot of hours put into this one. It's mine!!!! Love Chris

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by sebsews 20 Sep 2018

WOW what a beautiful quilt this will be! Your hard work once again proves you are a dedicated quilter! Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Suzanna, there's definitely been a lot of time and effort that has gone into this one. Love Chris

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by toogie 20 Sep 2018

Looking good! So much work, but most of it you have behind you now so smooth sailing to finish. Do you think you will like this QAYG look as well as the longarm quilting? I know you said you usually send your tops out. I do suppose with all the emb stitching this particular top would not have been feasible for the LA.
It is gorgeous and you have done great work.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Sep 2018

Thanks Toogie. This isn't a QAYG, just an ordinary quilt. There is no batting (wadding) between the fabric and the stabiliser in this.
You are right though as once I've finished the quilt I send it off to my quilter who puts the batting (wadding) and the backing fabric on it. I do love the long arm quilting stitching on my quilts. Love Chris

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by lidiad 20 Sep 2018

Love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Lidia, love Chris

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by olly edited 19 Sep 2018

Chris, this is gorgeous. I love your fabric choice. I would not have thought about using the checks/spots, but it really works. You have a great talent for matching design, thread and fabric.

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Coral, luckily it's all the same fabric. I've just put the spotted fabric with the plain white to create the check centres on the sashing. Love Chris

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by shirley124 19 Sep 2018

This is coming together quite nicely. Hugs

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by sewdeb 19 Sep 2018

Oh, Chris, this stunning! You can see all the time and care you've put into this. A blue ribbon to you! Hugs*, Deb

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Deb, you are right! Love Chris

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by Barbaric 19 Sep 2018

great job

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Barbel, love Chris

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by pennyhal2 19 Sep 2018

Oh my! This is breath taking! I'm so glad you are posting as you go along. Yes, take your time. You should not be in any hurry to finish. Enjoy the process along the way. Quilting is my first love, and I sure enjoy seeing your progress along the way. That's a mighty big table you have there! All the better to see it with!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Penny, I think it's great for everyone to see the steps taken to put it all together. Quilts are all so individual aren't they? I've made quilts for every member of our family and then some for Amy's friends! Been doing them for years. Actually that table is very small it's only 62x42 inches when extended. When closed the central section folds down and it goes under the table. The actual quilt pieces are laid out on the floor - that is my lino they are laying on. Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Sep 2018

On the floor!!! I had to teach my dogs to not walk on my quilts when on the floor.

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by sonjapotgieter 19 Sep 2018

Awesome Project Done!!!Fantastic job in progress!!!Gorgeous

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Sonja, it's definitely been a Project!! Love Chris

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by carolpountney 19 Sep 2018

Wow these blocks look awesome

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Carol, love Chris

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by graceandham 19 Sep 2018

Put your right hand on your left shoulder and put your left hand on your right shoulder and give yourself a big hug. Your result is looking so wonderful. Awesome designs and love the way you laid them out. Almost time for a big REST under it.

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Betsey, I had a laugh at your post. Thanks for the wonderful imagery. Love Chris

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by cfidl 19 Sep 2018

I love it! All of it! Nice choices!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Chris, I thought so too! Love Chris

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by stork 19 Sep 2018

This is wonderful......I love your layout and colors. Can't wait to see the final quilt!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Tonya, my whole house is Navy, white, grey and blue. The garden colours are purple, blue, white and yellow. Love Chris

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by basketkase 19 Sep 2018

My goodness, this is all so elegant looking......great work, Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Vicki, it's wonderful watching it sew out. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 19 Sep 2018

Simply beautiful - you did make it hard on yourself going with opposite colors - but, look how wonderful!! Hugs to you and your hard work!! Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Laura, yes, I'm nuts, but I think the extra little squares make it stand out. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 19 Sep 2018

Coming along nicely....

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Slowly but surely Kim, thanks, love Chris

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by lilylady 19 Sep 2018

Looking Good, You can do it!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Sandy, I hope so too. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 19 Sep 2018

Looking good Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Mary, love Chris

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by stella1 19 Sep 2018

Looking absolute very nice and so beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Stella, I'm trying to do as much as I can. Love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 19 Sep 2018

Looking fabulous, Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Sep 2018

Thanks Sue, I'm hoping to finish by Christmas! Love Chris

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