Friday, August 22, 2014

Grandmother's Choice


That's the name of Barbara's beautiful quilt. The design is by Barbara Brackman. This was put together as an online week - by - week sew along. See here.
No more sneak peeks, this quilt is all finished and at home with its maker and owner.


The bulk of the fabrics are French General,from several different ranges with a few others thrown in the mix, they work well. The batting was bamboo/cotton, I used only a couple of different threads. Measures 86" x 86".
Lot and lots of ditch stitching went into this quilt, but well worth the effort as it makes the blocks more crisp and defined.




this house block makes me think of Little House on The Prairie!




Each week those participating were faced with several different techniques, but Barbara is not shy of a few challenges!



happy Sunbonnet Sue!


Barbara seems happy to let my creative juices run to full force, with only a couple of consultations of choices for the sashings and border, thank you for the trust Barbara.

fussy cut French General fabric



Are you still with me? Lots of photo's! I hope you are enjoying what you are seeing. Only a few more to go.




A nice big spiral in each outer corner stone to finish the quilt off.

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Wishing you all a happy weekend...............oh and a big hello to my new followers! Lovely to have you following along.




22 comments:

  1. Scrummy quilting Leeanne - as always. Barbara has done a wonderful job of combining all those fabrics.

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  2. A beautiful quilt all round - love the fabrics Barb chose, and also the quilting :-)

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  3. What a lovely quilt and fantastic quilting

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  4. Superb! Lovely quilt, enhanced by your quilting.

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  5. Raewyn sent me to your blog! I LOVE the quilting on this quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!! Like you, I custom quilted each block as I came to it! What a fabulous job!!!!

    Blessings

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  6. That quilt is not good for my health.... my heart was beating faster just drooling over all the delicious FG fabrics. Not to mention your beautiful quilting xx

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  7. Wow this is one awesome quilt.xx

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  8. Gorgeous!
    If I were a better quilter, this is what I would be making!
    (very jealous indeed, Lucky you)

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  9. Gosh what a beautiful quilt - I always LOVE French General fabrics. Barbara has used some beautiful ones. I cant decide if my favourite block is Holly Hobbie or Little House on the Prairie :-) I think the quilting you have done is just beautiful Leeanne.

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  10. Wow Leeanne, that is a lot of quilting....amazing quilting, makes this quilt very special.
    It's very beautiful, and the fabrics work so well together.
    Julia ♥

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  11. It's beautiful... i love how you have highlighted each block...
    Hugz

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  12. Awesome quilting Leeanne. Loving it. Can't wait until Mountmellick gets this close to done! :-) I have a question about the pebbles....I chanced upon a discussion about spaced pebbles this morning on a blog. The effect is cool, just wondering if you have done this effect before? Here's the link...http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/how-to-quilt-spaced-pebbles.html

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  13. It is a beautiful quilt Leeanne but gorgeous quilting!! Hope you are having a great weekend, our's is a very chilling one!!
    Michelle

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  14. What a fantastic quilt - beautifully pieced with wonderful, complimentary quilting! Particularly love those feathers in the border, and the grey letter print fabric :)

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  15. That is beautiful and well worth trawling through all the photos!! Little Miss Clever Pants!

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  16. Wow exquisite quilt and quilting! A work of art!

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  17. Wow oh Wow! What a beautiful quilt Barbara, love the fabric, and the quilting, well it just gets better and better, fantastic and inspirational.

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  18. Gorgeous quilt, such a beautiful design and fabrics. Your quilting is amazing, you have such a gift at choosing the right quilting for each quilt!! Just lovely.

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  19. Leanne the fabric, piecing and quilting on this is amazing! Thank you for sharing all of the detail images with us - I just LOVE to look at how others decide to quilt blocks. I have all of my French Generals set aside for two upcoming projects and, after looking at your images, cannot wait to get started! Tell me -- what thread did you use for your quilting? Thanks so much for sharing... Karen

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  20. Oh my goodness - beautiful quilt and amazing quilting !!!!

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