by pennifold ( edited 09 May 2019 ) 09 May 2019

I’VE FINISHED IT - and it’s on my bed. I couldn’t put the other pillows on there as they are a navy and white floral looking quilted pillowcase. I’ve added a picture of it, as that’s the quilt that is underneath the one on the bed. Love Chris

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by aussiequilter 9d ago

just gorgeous Chris I also love blue

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Monika, it's such a calming colour. Love Chris

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by lbrow 9d ago

Chris, do not know how in the world I missed this after you finished it. Must of been something going on around here. So very beautiful and so you. Much love!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thank you so much Miss Lillian, I appreciate you commenting on this Quilt. It took me a long time, but it's so gorgeous and keeps my room looking lovely. Love Chris

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by Shisha 9d ago

Beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much for commenting, love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 14 May 2019

Great job!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 May 2019

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by cfidl 13 May 2019

Wow! The pillow cover is amazing, as well as the quilt. Quite the accomplishment.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 May 2019

I didn't make the pillow case Chris, that is the set that is on my bed, the quilt underneath mine is the same as the pillow case. Love Chris

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by basketkase 13 May 2019

What a stunning set, Chris.......great work!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 May 2019

Thanks so much Vicki, love Chris

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by mariagiannina 13 May 2019

Turned out just gorgeous Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 May 2019

Thanks so much Mary, love Chris

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by robertahilde 12 May 2019

Just perfect!
Hugs - Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 13 May 2019

Thanks so much for your comment Roberta. Love Chris

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by hoplessnz 12 May 2019

love this and I am in awe of your work . I have a lot of blue in my home as well . I find it calming . I dont think I would have the staying power to complete anything this big . I tend to over think things and then loose myself and get bogged down . Keep up your beautiful work .
Hilda

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pennifold by pennifold 13 May 2019

Thanks so much Hilda. I find blue calming too, and I just have to go outside and look at our sky for that as well. Have a go at something like this it just starts with 1 square at a time! Love Chris

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by chenille 12 May 2019

This is beautiful!! Well worth the time and effort.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2019

Thanks so much, I think so too. Love Chris

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by test 12 May 2019

Chris, I'm just amazed. I dream of free time to have the same wonderful quilt in my bedroom)))

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pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2019

Thanks so much Veronika. I appreciate you commenting on my project. Much love to you and the team. Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 12 May 2019

It is quite beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2019

Thanks Jerrilyn, and it's lovely to sleep under! Love Chris

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by bevnorris 12 May 2019

Wow, Chris, just look at all these stunning comments! I want to add mine also but everything has already been said...let me double up on all! It is true: your quilt is exquisite and a testament to your creativity, talent and patience! Sincere congratulations!!
Kindest regards, Bev

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pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2019

Thanks Bev, I would love to see some more of your excellent work on here. Your contributions to Raelene's quilt were outstanding! Love Chris

bevnorris by bevnorris 13 May 2019

You are too kind! I will, I promise. Just juggling a job at the moment...won't be long...

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by olly 11 May 2019

I am speechless. It is STUNNING.!!!!!! Well Done Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2019

Thanks so much Coral and so nice to see you on here again. Love Chris

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by baydreamer 11 May 2019

Looks fantastic!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 May 2019

Thanks so much, I think so too. Love Chris

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by dilceia 11 May 2019

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 11 May 2019

Thanks so much dear Dilceia. Hope you are going O.K. Love Chris

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by lidiad 10 May 2019

Wow! Congratulations, Chris! That quilt is sooo elegant, you have made a work of art. Great job!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 11 May 2019

Thanks so much Lidia, a labour of love I think they call it. Love Chris

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by elemausi 10 May 2019

You worked such a long time on this Quilt but its worth every hour. The quilt is spectacular.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 May 2019

Thanks so much Barbel, I'm really pleased with it. Love Chris

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by Sewmum1 10 May 2019

So stunning. Definitely a labour of love and well worth the efforts and time devoted to it.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 May 2019

Thanks so much, I think so too! Love Chris

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by peafarm 09 May 2019

Chris, I was afraid I'd missed the Grand Finale of this project. Magnificent! I know all about those long hours of embroidering and then thread breakage, needles etc. I've been on HoopSisters GooseTracks for more than 7 years. I just can't get motivate except for a block here and there--on the border blocks now. I helped a lady that developed Dementia over those years and been like a one on one tutor to her so that just burned me from even liking the thing. I wanted to say--I really don't know why your pillow wouldn't match somewhat--from the background on your quilt it looks as if you've used the same blue color in places. Motif wise it looks kind of the same general theme also. But again, I am not there to see it up close and personal. I do love it though. You're a champ to continue on with getting it done. Bravo!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much Patti. It's been a couple of years in the making and I'm so glad to now have it finished - well almost. I just have to make a label on the back. I've been busy making Pentecost banners and want to get them done first. Pentecost is only a few weeks away! Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 09 May 2019

Oh my! You have the patience of Job! I'm so glad you posted your finished project as I've been curious to see it completed. It is a spetacular achievement and should be proud of it. Did you label it on the back? Would you like to share what type of batting you used?

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

I'm making a label sometime in the next couple of weeks. I used bamboo/cotton batting as I don't like really hot bedding. I was comfortably warm last night. I've only had a sheet on and the quilt that matches the pillow. There is supposed to be a Doona put inside the quilt, but I don't put one inside, so it's just literally 2 pieces of fabric. Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 10 May 2019

Thanks for the info! A quilt without any batting is called a "summer quilt' or a 'counterpane" around here, and I actually prefer them to sleep under as they are not so warm.

pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Penny for that information. Love Chris

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by decojo 09 May 2019

Absolutely gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much for commenting. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 09 May 2019

Oh, I love the pillow too. We just remodeled our master bedroom (and other parts of our house due to a broken pipe while we were out of town!). We painted our bedroom a dark blue, with white trim and I purchased a comforter that is similar to your pillow. As I said below - well done on your beautiful quilt - great stitching - I wish I had your talent! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Oh! thanks Laura. Your room sounds gorgeous. Can you send me a picture through the INBOX of your bedroom? I love blue so each room has a blue theme. Love Chris

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by eilahtan 09 May 2019

It's so beautiful !!! it's full of love and patience. I am admiring bravo.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thank you so much for your words. Love Chris

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by sdrise 09 May 2019

Beautiful Job and the quit is gorgeous . Nice work Chris as usual!!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Hi Suzanne, thanks for commenting. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 09 May 2019

Spectacular quilt, Chris....You should be very pleased with it! Would love to see the back too, so we could see the quilting that was done by your quilter...

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Hi Kim, it's just a rambling design, very plain which I'm happy with as it doesn't detract from all the stitching in the designs on the front. Love Chris

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by michemb 09 May 2019

beautiful, lots of work went into that and it is a work of art, great job my friend.
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much Michelle. I appreciate your comment as you do amazing work! Love Chris

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by lilylady 09 May 2019

Sew Beautiful! Your will love it for the winter months. You said summer was hot, I hope you don't get the winter we had. 100 miles from us got 9 inches of snow last night and the sun just won't come out and stay. We have had cold weather since Oct. Enjoy your quilt, it is beautiful! Sandy

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Hi Sandy, I slept wonderfully last night. I can't believe how warm it is. I'm so pleased I had the bamboo/cotton batting/wadding put in it though. The east coast has had a cold snap come through over the past 2 days and when I woke this morning it was about 10C (50F). Love Chris

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by pennifold 09 May 2019

I forgot to add the picture of the quilted set that is already on the bed. I have two of these pillows, plus the plain navy ones up against the bed head. If you enlarge the picture you can just see the quilt that matches the pillow under the left hand front end. As I've said before my whole home is in navy, pale blue, deep blue and white.
I've got the prettiest room, Trevor has a plain navy and grey quilt on his bed and the one downstairs has my bear-paw navy blue and white quilt. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 09 May 2019

Stunning work Chris it looks fantastic

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much Caroline. I'm thrilled with it. Love Chris

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by vickiannette 09 May 2019

An absolute masterpiece. I love it

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much Vicki. I'll have to post a finished picture to my sister over in Tumby Bay to show her. She's seen some of my lacework and thinks I'm so clever!!!! He he he, I told her it's the digitiser who does all the work, I just have to sew it out. Love Chris

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by mops Moderator 09 May 2019

Wow, Chris, that looks spectacular! This quilts looks fabulous!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks Martine, I'm so pleased with and as it's getting cooler here at night I'll leave it on and see how I go sleeping with it on. Love Chris

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by marietherese 09 May 2019

Wow, wow, wow ! Beautiful, I like colours and design, it's simply perfect !Wish I could do things like that !

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks so much Marie I appreciate you commenting. I love all the bags you've made. You can do things like this, you just need to find some lovely designs and go for it. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 09 May 2019

Absolutely awesome!! You must be so pleased! This shows such wonderful talent!!! Well done!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks Laura, it was one of those things I'd do a bit of now and then. As I've said previously some of those squares took nearly 3 hours just to sew out. I don't know how many needles I've broken or how much thread I've used either. Some of the heavier stitched squares used a whole bobbin!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 09 May 2019

Oh my goodness Chris. This quilt turned out absolutely fantastic. You did a awesome job.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2019

Thanks Angie, a couple of years in the making. I was so thrilled with my quilter that I gave her name to Meg so she is using her too. Love Chris

prplstchr by prplstchr 24d ago

Beautiful. you make me want to try making a quilt too, although I'm not a quilter.

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