This is huge!! and gorgeous...cannot wait to see done!
How beautiful! I love all the Barbara Brackman fabrics and her books as well. This is a lovely interpretation of he blocks.
I love that you didn't use the civil war fabrics. I think they tend to hide the beauty of the blocks but this is wonderful. Bright, cheerful and shows off each block splendidly! You did good!!!!
I'm with Terryt1955 re: fabric choice - I love the brightness of this...a modern twist to old blocks. This is really a showpiece!!
Thanks, ladies. I was unsure I had made the right choice to go with non-repro fabrics totally and you've confirmed my original idea was the best. Appreciate your comments!
This is really beautiful!
True, it's a queen size quilt, or it will be once the borders are on and it gets sandwiched and quilted (this winter). Thank you!
It is fabulous! The colours are really striking. Do you know how you will FMQ it? Are you doing Grandmother's Choice?
Oh, thank you all! I've been secretly worrying since I started the CW quilt that I should have stuck with repro fabs but now I feel so comforted by you all. Sewnsew : I'm not sure about the FMQ; any suggestions? I am not doing the Grandmother's Choice but just following each week's story/block. I will be traveling for several weeks in October and so much to do before then that I felt I couldn't take it on. I didn't want to get behind at the very beginning!!! I can always start later. ;-))
Quilterinmotion I think an overall medium stipple would look lovely or feathers. Grandmother's Choice is on my list of things to do when I get some of my WIPs and WISPs under control!
Sewnsew , if I'm quilting it, there will be no feathers. I haven't risen to that level with my FMQ. Medium stippling is do-able for me but I may save my pennies and have it done by a long-arm quilter. If I do, it will be a first! Thanks for your ideas.
wow I hadn't seen that one yet - ok I'm not actually going through everyones backfiles of projects ... that's a truly beautiful quilt Marsha. I've been following her women's vote posts but I didn't do any of the blocks - because yes 1 block every week is just not my style. I can manage Bonnies thousands of itty bitty things because I know it's just a few weeks and then I'm done ...
But I was complementing you on your quilt - that is a daring backing, but it works great with the white thread. Wish I could quilt like that.
Strandkorbtraum . I follow her Grandmother's Choice posts too, but I had not intention of doing it this year. I'm so happy with my finished quilt. I think this is the best quilting I've done so far!!! Nice to see some progress in my quilting skills. Thanks for your comments.