Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In Honor of Washington

 I am making some headway on getting quilts finished!! I got the rest of the binding sewn and label added yesterday and I am really happy with it. I have never designed a quilt that I've liked until now!! Of course, the wonderful fabrics I used does help quite a bit.  I kept the quilting fairly simple because I wanted President Washington to steal the show and the quilting to play a back up role.
 The back is pieced with many pieces of patriotic toile, the Declaration of Independence and the Martha Washington star. (we always know there is a good woman backing a great man)
Here is a lovely piece my friend Jill gave me. If I remember right she said it was an older one of Mary Koval's.  I wish I had more.

I'm also adding borders to another quilt so that means another top finished soon!! Woo-Hoo!!

40 comments:

  1. Great quilt...and medallion is perfect for Washington's time period too!

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  2. Lovely - and the back, too! Always great to whittle down that UFO list - good luck!

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  3. What a fabulous quilt Lori!
    I love George, almost as much as Abe.
    You did a beautiful job with the design. It all goes together so beautifully - you must be thrilled!
    I love that GW fabric and have plans to use it as a border soon - isn't it the best?
    The back piecing is wonderful, I'm using the D.o.I on the back of Abe quilt, although I will be mixing time periods - right? lol
    Wonderful, wonderful quilt

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  4. Wonderful quilt for a great president! How big is it? Your borders are beautiful and I love the back too! Perfect for July or February - or all year!

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  5. Wow! Really lovely job on Washington's quilt......quite elegant I, too, love that piece on the back, and I've never seen it before. Wonder how old it is? Michele

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Love the backing you pieced! A question. Is your new backdrop on your header a reproduction of the Barbara Buchner quilt?? Is it a quilt pattern somewhere? Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

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  7. Outstanding quilt! I love medallion quilts and yours is wonderful!

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  8. That is a wonderful quilt and center block.
    Reminds me of the antique quilts I have seen, beautifully done.

    Debbie

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  9. Makes me feel very patriotic....ans of the Marine Corps birthday, too. Beautiful!!

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  10. What a Fabulous finish! It's beautiful! I wouldn't be surprised to see it in a magazine. Good job!

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  11. Really, really nice job, Lori! You always do beautiful work.

    Is your header quilt Nearly Insane?

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  12. I am so impressed! You are getting things done! Way to go! Ol' George turned out really really nice! I'm so glad his wife is backing him on your quilt. HUGS... and stitches

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  13. Lovely quilt. I also wanted to let you know that I like the header pictures of quilts that you have used.
    cindy

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  14. Very, very nice!!
    So are you going to tell us about the wonderful quilt in your gorgeous new header?

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  15. Lori you did a wonderful job!! It's gorgeous! I so love the back too! Great job!

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  16. Congratulations on a wonderful quilt!!!

    Is your new header a Nearly Insane (Salinda Rupp) quilt?
    It is gorgeous!!!

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  17. Wow, those stars really make the quilt shine! Lovely colors too!

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  18. Love the design you used for showing of George to his best advantage.
    It will be a great quilt to bring out each 4th July.

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  19. I am so glad you are happy with your design. It turned out very well.

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  20. Nice design, nice fabric, great quilt. I like the block on the back also.

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  21. I'll join the parade of curious folk and ask about the quilt in your header. Is it one you made? Colors look right for Nearly Insane, but I don't think the blocks are right.

    Your Geo W quilt is impressive. And it's good to know that once again, Martha is standing behind her man.

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  22. Oh, I love your George! I have a soft spot for him (I live on Washington St.) Just a great quilt, Lori.
    I recall that the backing fabric was Lady Liberty, and have regretted that none of it ever went home with me:( It's perfect here.

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  23. Lori, I love it! Everything about it is great, and I especially love the back. Well done!

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  24. What a great quilt honouring a great man! It really is a grand quilt. Bravo! You must be on a roll. Looking forward to the new quilt top.

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  25. I am in absolute love with that quilt, Lori. Simply gorgeous and something to be really proud of.

    Superb job!

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  26. Brilliant! Both front and back are wonderful, especially with the "hidden" meaning in the Martha's star block.

    Linda in NC

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  27. beautiful!
    oh wish I would have bought that panel I might have just have to make a quilt like yours !
    would look great hanging in our home too!
    Kathie

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  28. Love this medallion quilt, you did a great job with the design! And love the pieced back. I'd also like to know the finished size.

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  29. It's a great quilt both front and the back.

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  30. Gorgeous - and perfect for Veteran's Day!

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  31. I love your quilt! The Washington panel has an aged look to it. With your medallion setting it's hard to put an age to this quilt. Just wonderful! :)

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  32. Love it! How satisfying to see this come to life under your needle.

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  33. Awesome quilt! It looks so authentic! You did such a great job with the design.

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  34. Me parece preciosa. Tambien creo que tiene un aire antiguo que la hace más sugestiva todavia. Enhorabuena!!

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  35. Wow, you designed a genuine tribute to Mr. Washington! I'm always so amazed by how well medallion quilts fit together. One of these days I vow to attempt one. Have a few beautiful appliqued blocks that I would love to use as a centerpiece block. Your quilt is wonderful and so inspiring! Congrats on your finish.

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  36. I never tired of patriotic quilts, especially with bits of history, antique quilt blocks, and of COURSE there was a good woman behind that man.

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  37. I think you and George have it it off well. You did good design work on this piece. And the pieced backing fits right into the theme.

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  38. I don't know how I missed this post before now, but wow, I love your George W quilt! I have yardage of that Mary Koval brown toile that I'm waiting for the right inspiration to cut into it. I'm glad you put your little bit of it to good use!

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