Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, March 9, 2012

TGIFF 9 Mar 2012 - It's Finished! Off the BOM list! :D

Wahooo!!!  Look! 


<~~  Over there on the sidebar!  "Amaretto Cottage" is off the BOM list!!


This sucker is the biggest thing I have ever made. Can't even lay it out fully in the house, and as it's raining right now, this is what we get. 


Amaretto flimsy - 112" square!!!
It's absolutely stunning in real life - rich colors, pretty design on-point within a gorgeous floral mitered border. Big hit at guild yesterday. Drat the rain.


Now I need to put together the biggest back sewn in the southeast U.S.  Well - first I have to obtain the fabric. Something like 11 yards of it. Egads!  Then this baby will go to my local longarmer, because there is no way I'm going to shove it through my domestic machine. I contemplated using a quilt-as-you-go method, but as I'm not yet a pro at it, I shied away from those diagonal joins. Last thing I want on this beauty is for its drape to be all nasty.


But, hey - my binding is ready to go! 


(all 475 inches of it)

Linking up (finally!) to TGIFF at Quilt Matters this week and Richard's LAFF. And I can't forget to Whoop it up!  ;D

31 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a gorgeous quilt top!
Congratulations on such a big finish!

Cathy said...

It is stunning, absolutely breath taking. I love medalion style quilts

The Thompsons said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on the finish.

Gari said...

Absolutly beautiful!! You didn't say how big it is, just that it is big.

Linda said...

GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on a BIG finish! I find extra wide quilt backing fabric to be a big time saver for backing large quilts!

Kate said...

It's stunning!! I love every bit of it - the BOMs, the borders, and especially those log cabin corner pieces. And I feel for you on piecing the back - my biggest sucker got 120" plain white muslin backing because I didn't want to piece. There's nothing pretty in the 120" backing range!

Teresa in Music City said...

That IS huge!!! But what a beauty!!! I just love everything about it - the design, the colors.... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Celtic Thistle said...

It has been great watching this quilt grow on your blog, and now it is complete, congratulations, it is every bit (and more!) as stunning as expected!!

M-R said...

Wow, Lynette, it's gorgeous! That is seriously detailed! Great palette! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lynette; this quilt is gorgeous!
I wish I could see it in person...the work in it is fantastic!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Such pretty colors and I love the design. I would definitely have to send it to the long armer too!

Rosa said...

It`s fantastic.congratulations on the finish!

Janine said...

This is fab - really stunning!

Heather said...

Wow, that is a stunner! Just gorgeous! :o)

Carla said...

That is an amazing and awesome quilt top!

Diane E W said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see it quilted.

Aimee said...

I thought I made big quilts. Absolutely stunning, & I can understand why you'd send that out to the longarmer

Alicia said...

congratulations you finish it, is really beatiful: the design, the colors, the blocks...everything¡¡¡

Sue Daurio said...

Wow!!! Congrats on getting that together. It's stunning on my computer, I can only imagine how incredible it looks in person. Can't wait to see how it gets quilted. Great job!

Annette said...

Oh wow! Your quilt is gorgeous. So much work. Congratulations on a great finish.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Hi Lynn - What an absolutely stunning quilt. It is just beautiful - fabric and design. can't wait to see it quilted. Can we have close ups please ???

Julie Fukuda said...

For a quilt that big, I think you have made a good choice. It is a quilt to be treasured over a life time.

piecemealquilts said...

Wow - that's incredible! I've loved watching it grow, but pieces just don't compare to the impact of the whole thing. Regarding backing - check out FabriQuilt. I think their wide back fabric is 116". Not a huge selection, but maybe there's something that will work.

rubyslipperz said...

wow...wow and TRIPLE WOW! There is a lotza work in this...it will be a TREASURE for generations to come!

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Laura said...

Oh WOW. That's all i can say!

Pattilou said...

Absolutely stunning! Wish I could see it in person!

Sarah Craig said...

That is spectacular!! I love the colors, and the blocks on point!! And I'm so glad you decided to whoop it up with us!! Whoop whoop!!

elizabeth said...

Oh, it is beautiful!

Sharon said...

It is wonderful! What an amazing project and you created it!

Margaret said...

How pretty is that quilt??! Those are my colors :-)

Richard Healey said...

Been a busy last couple weeks I meant to come by sooner thanks for linking up a wonderful quilt.

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