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
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
I am so impressed!
Thanks Kay, me too! Love Chris
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?
Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting. Yes, there's been quite a lot of hours put into this one. It's mine!!!! Love Chris
WOW what a beautiful quilt this will be! Your hard work once again proves you are a dedicated quilter! Suzanna
Thanks so much Suzanna, there's definitely been a lot of time and effort that has gone into this one. Love Chris
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.
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
Thanks so much Lidia, love Chris
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.
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
This is coming together quite nicely. Hugs
Oh, Chris, this stunning! You can see all the time and care you've put into this. A blue ribbon to you! Hugs*, Deb
Thanks Deb, you are right! Love Chris
Thanks Barbel, love Chris
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!
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
On the floor!!! I had to teach my dogs to not walk on my quilts when on the floor.
Awesome Project Done!!!Fantastic job in progress!!!Gorgeous
Thanks so much Sonja, it's definitely been a Project!! Love Chris
Wow these blocks look awesome
Thanks so much Carol, love Chris
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.
Thanks Betsey, I had a laugh at your post. Thanks for the wonderful imagery. Love Chris
I love it! All of it! Nice choices!
Thanks Chris, I thought so too! Love Chris
This is wonderful......I love your layout and colors. Can't wait to see the final quilt!!!
Thanks so much Tonya, my whole house is Navy, white, grey and blue. The garden colours are purple, blue, white and yellow. Love Chris
My goodness, this is all so elegant looking......great work, Chris!
Thanks so much Vicki, it's wonderful watching it sew out. Love Chris
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
Thanks Laura, yes, I'm nuts, but I think the extra little squares make it stand out. Love Chris
Coming along nicely....
Slowly but surely Kim, thanks, love Chris
Looking Good, You can do it!!!!
Thanks Sandy, I hope so too. Love Chris
Looking good Chris!
Thanks Mary, love Chris
Looking absolute very nice and so beautiful
Thanks Stella, I'm trying to do as much as I can. Love Chris