by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

I'VE FINISHED MY NAVY BLUE QUILT! Yeah, I'm taking it to the quilter's next week as she is away till Sunday. Can't wait to finish off the binding now, I'm thrilled with it. Love Chris

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by lidiad 07 Apr 2019

That's elegant and beautiful! Great job, Chris!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2019

Thank you so much for commenting, love Chris

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by graceandham 07 Apr 2019

It's really gawgeous with the magnifying glass, Chris. You will always enjoy this beautiful quilt.

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Betsey. It's really 'gawgeous' in real too! Love Chris

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by hoplessnz 05 Apr 2019

Wow wish it was finished beautiful work .Could do with it here today temps are 8 deg at the moment in NZ. Love the spots they have always been a favorite of mine even when twin daughters were small . They just seem to fit in with any thing and give a lift .I have never thought about using them in my craft work though . It will be something to keep in mind .
Hilda

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Apr 2019

Thanks Hilda, I'm with you, I love pin spot fabric. It stems from one of my first dresses that my Nanna made for me in a pin spot flock material, but that was red and white. Love Chris
(We had 30C here today - I'm up in the Hunter Valley at our friends place John and Deirdre Colvin. Been out for late lunch and a couple of wineries - I was designated driver, so no wine tasting, but had a small sip of Chardonnay at the restaurant during lunch - we are now watching movies!!) Love Chris

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by bevnorris 05 Apr 2019

It is beautiful!! I have been watching as you posted some of the squares and each time, thought them to be very special. Choosing polka dot fabric instead of a solid colour was a master-stroke. The quilt really does look wonderful in the enlarge photo!! Congratulations!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks Bev, I appreciate your comments. I love navy pin spot and for a long time looked for white with navy and there just wasn't anything around down here in Newcastle. So in the end I used a plain white with the navy thread and the brilliant blue thread as the contrast. My whole home is blues and white, so it will go on any of the 3 queen beds I've got! I love the effect of the thread on the navy as it looks almost lace-like!! Love Chris

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by crazypatchmama 05 Apr 2019

Wow Chris, What a beautiful quilt! How many hours did it take? You must be so proud of the outcome! 😘Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Well Mary, to give you an example - there are 49 squares in this, some took over 3 hours just to stitch out, some 2 hours and some 1 and a half! Then I had to cut out the sashing and did them individually as I decided to do the chequerboard effect in the centre of the sashing!!! So to answer your question lots and lots of hours!!!! I went to Spotlight here in Newcastle yesterday and bought a dark grey with a hint of blue for the backing. My quilting lady Nicola will get it on Monday and then I just have to wait. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 04 Apr 2019

Oh, my this is simply wonderful!!! So very pretty - I bet it will look wonderful on your bed!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Laura, I thought so too. I've tried it on the bed as is and it looked great. Love Chris

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by barba 04 Apr 2019

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt! Hugs and Blessings, Barba

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thank Barba, I'm happy everyone loves it as much as I do. Love Chris

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by shirley124 04 Apr 2019

This is absolutely beautiful Chris. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Shirley. I can't wait now to get it finished. Love Chris

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by antjemaus22 04 Apr 2019

Chris, I am jealous. Our bedroom is blue!! Do you want my address?
Love Antje

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Ha ha ha! thanks for your comments Antje. You do gorgeous work yourself. Love Chris

graceandham by graceandham 07 Apr 2019

Pay no attention to her. I will paint a room blue!

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by sonjapotgieter 04 Apr 2019

Beautiful!!!Awesome designs!!!Fantastic work done!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks Sonja, I love your adjectives, love Chris

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by dlonnahawkins 04 Apr 2019

Beautiful job, Chris...

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much, my favourite so far. Love Chris

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by gwillmann 04 Apr 2019

This is beautiful! The embroidery is stunning and I love your pieced sashing with the checkerboard corners. Great job.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much, it took a lot of organisation, I can tell you. Love Chris

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by mops Moderator 04 Apr 2019

Wow, Chris. You created a beautiful quilt!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks Martine, I appreciate it, love Chris

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by noah 04 Apr 2019

Love it 4 sure hugs:):)

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 04 Apr 2019

You did an awesome job on this quilt. Quite a masterpiece.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks Angie, as I said it's been a while making this. Some of the squares took nearly 3 hours to sew out!!!! Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 04 Apr 2019

It's a thing of beauty!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Jerrilyn, love Chris

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by sebsews 04 Apr 2019

This is stunning! You created a real jewel!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks so much, don't know who will get it once I'm gone though. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 04 Apr 2019

Beautiful job, Chris...It is stunning. Looking forward to seeing it actually finished with the quilting and binding....

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Apr 2019

Thanks Kim, me too! Love Chris

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by meganne 04 Apr 2019

Picture doesn't do it justice Chris, I KNOW it is truly stunning in reality and I can't wait to see it on your bed. Well done GF!
Hugs, xxxxx M

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks so much, I can't wait to see what Nicola does with my quilt too. Hope to catch up next week. Love Chris

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by lilylady 04 Apr 2019

Very nice! Colors are great and will go with anything. Lots of work. Enjoy!

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Sandy. It looks great in my bedroom already! I laid it on the bed this afternoon to see what it will look like. Love Chris

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by marianb 04 Apr 2019

Beautiful, the navy with dots look great on the dark blocks. What type of quilting pattern are you thinking of.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Hi Marian, it's just going to be something simple that won't stand out. I want the patterns of the embroidered blocks to be the hero in this quilt. Love Chris

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by michemb 04 Apr 2019

Oh my Chris, this is beautiful. Color selection is gorgeous, great job as always my friend,
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks Michelle, it's been a while finishing this one. I've got a gorgeous red Santa quilt I've got to finish off too. Maybe when it gets a bit cooler. Love Chris

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by baydreamer 04 Apr 2019

Looks beautiful, I really love where you have place the blocks in the center of the quilt. Where I am from most of the quilters don't want to due custom quilting , just to much time and if they due the price is out of this world.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm not sure how much this one will cost. I'll find out next week! Love Chris

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by vickiannette 04 Apr 2019

oh yes, it is very beautiful. Are you putting Wool in it? I have quite a few wool quilts. Not fancy patchwork though, more like the old fashioned eiderdown that our grandmas had. but so warm and light.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Hi Vicki, no I use a bamboo/cotton wadding as I don't like the heat. This will be a spare one for my bed. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 04 Apr 2019

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! Love it! A lot of time and patience has gone into this, I was actually thinking the other day how you were going with this quilt.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks Mary, well now that I've finished Raelene's I could come back to this. And as you know the weather has been horrible over summer. Love Chris

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by genin 04 Apr 2019

What a beautiful patchwork !

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks so much Claire, love Chris

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by Sewmum1 04 Apr 2019

Wow it is stunning! I have been waiting and watching to see how you were going with this. It is a beautiful work of art filled with lots of love and patience. It is a credit to all the time and effort you have put in. Congratulations on getting it done!

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2019

Thanks and boy am I glad it's finished. It's been a real labour of love you are right! Thanks for watching love Chris

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