Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blind Man's Fancy

Woo-Hoo! I think it took me forever to get the final 2 flying geese borders and the three plain strips....oh well, it is done now and I couldn't be more thrilled!
My quilt top measures 79"x62".

There's nothing perfect about my piecing but I love the array of fabric.



Here is the original quilt I was inspired by. It is in a small booklet called Patterns Of Time: Quilts of Western New York by Lynn T. Hoffman.
For those of you that thought pieces of my blocks were turned  the "wrong" way. The original has no right or wrong, so neither does mine.

This block was a really hard one for me to figure out in Electric Quilt, but one of my readers found the directions on Beth's Quilt Doctor blog. Scroll to the bottom to find Blind Man's Fancy. She has a lot of other freebies too that you may as well look at while you're there. Thanks Beth!!

106 comments:

  1. Lori, that's beautiful! What a great quilt and what an achievement!

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  2. Wow... that is just stunning! Congratulations on such a fantastic finish!

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  3. This is amazingly wonderful. What a lot of work, but so, so worth it!

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  4. Lori, that is beautiful. Love it.

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  5. Wonderful! Love the scrappyness and fabrics.

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  6. It's absolutely gorgeous! I love all the different fabrics! Do you know how many different fabrics you used? That's a LOT of flying geese. Wow! I am finally getting more comfortable making them. Practice makes perfect, they say.

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  7. Bravo Lori! Give yourself a pat on your back. This is one meticulous quilt, of which I've only dared admire from far!

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  8. Wow... that is a beautiful quilt.

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  9. Gorgeous, Lori!! I love it! You made a wonderful version from your inspiration quilt!! Really a stunner.

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  10. It's fabulous! Congrats on finishing all those borders! What a great scrappy quilt!

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  11. Oh Lori...it's absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see it all quilted and finished!

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  12. Stunning quilt!! I love how it looks old and modern at the same time!! I'd love to achieve that look, but haven't mastered the color thing yet! YOU have!!! Very, very cool!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  13. oh Lori its just beautiful! congrats on such a wonderful finish, makes me want to take mine out and am inspired to finish it now

    what an accomplishment
    I am so happy for you.
    kathie

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  14. ohh lori,that quilt top looks very ,very good,congratulations,susi

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  15. Lori---wonderful everything about this quilt. I love how you put all the lovely fabrics and color combinations together!

    :) Carolyn

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  16. Your quilt really reflects the era of the original. You did a fantastic job! Scrap quilts are so fun and so messy.

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  17. WOW DOUBLE WOW! That is great!
    What a wonderful quilt, you will enjoy quilting that this winter.
    I love all the different fabrics too! Congratulations on getting it done!!!

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  18. Talk about a stunning quilt! I love the scrappy look - the more fabric the better as far as I am concerned!

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  19. Woo Hoo - Beautiful!!! Bet you can't wait to get this one quilted. What a catalogue of fabrics.

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  20. Lori,
    Your quilt is Stunning, I love the fabrics, I have some of the Jo Mortons and others that you used.....I'm thinking a Blind Man Fancy's should be on my list.....Its beautiful!
    Wendy

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  21. Awesome!!! Makes me want to get started! But must finish some other projects first!!

    Blessings

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  22. aaawww Lori, that is beautiful! What a great accomplishment!
    karen :)

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  23. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love it!!! What a great finish.

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  24. It looks absolutely fantastic! I love it. And wouldn't you know it? The pattern for it is in Betsy Chutchian's new book.

    Thank you for inspiring me to make this my next quilt project.

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  25. SPECTACULAR! (and thanks for the plug)

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  26. Love it!!! Great job getting it done and done so well!

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  27. Looks great Lori, well done.

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  28. Love it! Wonderful fabrics! This one is on my to do list. Congrats on a finish!

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  29. I see LOTS of mistakes...soooo, you need to send it to me! JK..it's georgous! I'd really be proud of this finish.

    Don't ever think your piecing isn't good enough. ...but if you ever get tired of it..I'll send you my address! Can't wait to see it quilted.

    ...are you sick of Flying Geese after this?

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  30. Lori, that is just breathtaking! I love all of those wonderful colors with your choice of fabrics!

    Very beautiful !!

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  31. Wow, this is really wonderful. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. OMG! What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!!! It looks immediately antique! So glad you shared with us.

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  33. Lori, do you hear that sound? It's me clapping and yelling BRAVO!!! You quilt is beautiful. Hugs

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  34. That quilt is so beautiful, just love it. I really want to do some real quilting, but need my brain to get back to normal, if it does, lol.

    Debbie

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  35. Lori, your quilt is absolutely stunning. Great fabric choices and it looks like the original. You should be so proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing. What's next?

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  36. Those colors are spectacular!

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  37. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! WOW!! This is going to be an heirloom quilt for sure!!
    Well done!
    P

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  38. You should be thrilled...this is gorgeous!!!

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  39. This quilt is beautiful! One to cherish after putting in so much work on it!

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  40. What a beautiful quilt. LOVE the variety of fabrics and it is so light and happy!
    Congratulations!!

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  41. Terrific feeling you must have, finally getting that treasure all pieced! It looks wonderful--I could study all those fabrics for hours :)

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  42. Your quilt is beautiful. A bit of imperfect piecing adds to the charm! No excuses needed! I am wondering if you have a plan for the quilting. There are probably too many pieces to outline or echo. Would you choose an overall like a fan? I'm really curious.
    Debbie
    kegocken@gmail.com

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  43. Amen to all the praise for this quilt! You have done an amazing job replicating the look and feel of the original!

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  44. gorgeous! i've added it to my 'can't die yet' quilt list :)

    thanks for sharing!

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  45. Well that is one quilt you are never going to get tired of looking at with such variety! Absolutely stunning!

    I'm not going to complain about 280 HSTs anymore!

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  46. WOW. That is a wonderful quilt. All the fabrics are just so much fun to look at and give the quilt so much interest. I am trying to be braver when mixing fabrics. :)

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  47. This is really a beautiful quilt, Lori. Great job!!!

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  48. What a fantastic quilt? I have been watching your progress and am thrilled to see the finished product! Bravo!

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  49. I said WOAH out loud and my husband came running back to the sewing room. Ha! I said look at this fabulous quilt. He thought I dropped the iron or something! Things like that happen in our house. It was worth the run honey I said. He agreed! That is a treasure and an heirloom Lori!!

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  50. I Love it!!
    your fabric choices are perfect!!This is work to be proud of
    Thanks for sharing it
    Tim

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  51. Amazing Lori - it turned out just wonderfully! I love all those flying geese. I think I will miss seeing your progress on this quilt :0)

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  52. Really beautiful work on this quilt! The fabrics are a wonderful mix! I love it!

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  53. Lori, this quilt is FANTASTIC! I just love the pattern and your colors are wonderful. What a gem!

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  54. Wonderful quilt top, Lori! Congrats on the finish of a top with rather difficult/time consuming blocks. Turned out very nice!

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  55. Stunning, a real classic. That is a lot of HST and Geese. Very nice.

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  56. So scrappy and beautiful! What a stash of scraps you must have. I love the randomness of the blocks. The design choices made in an antique quilt that "work". Thanks for sharing!

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  57. just had to leave you a comment-that's a fantastic quilt-Congratulations!

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  58. Oh my gosh, Lori.....this quilt is magnificent! I love everything about it.....and it's definitely going on the 'must make' list! And I don't know why you are always making negative comments on your piecing.... cuz it's perfect! It's a wonderful quilt.... thanks for sharing it!

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  59. That is a beautiful quilt. I really appreciate all the flying geese and 1/2 square triangles. Great job!
    Ricci
    Superior Threads

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  60. I too love all the fabrics in this quilt, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it!

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  61. I think it was worth the work! Fabulous!! Thanks for the link too. :-)

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  62. Amazing work!! You should be really proud...it is gorgeous!

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  63. oooooh my goodness lori. This is so beautiful! Congratulations.

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  64. I LOVE this quilt! The colours youve used are so bright and fun. The pattern is wonderful and all the more so for those blocks that go in different directions! It's wonderful!

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  65. Another amazing accomplishment....will you display it or use it?

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  66. Truly wonderful, Lori! Great fabric choices.

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  67. i think it's absolutely beautiful!

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  68. Love it and what a great quilt to show of many fabrics..

    Christine

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  69. Wowee! Such a feast of fabrics!

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  70. Quilt of the Week award. That is stunning. Congratulations.

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  71. Whoa! Hot diggity!!! Lori what a quilt, what a grand expression of your talents. The way you chose your fabrics and mixed them and placed them is on-going interest and continually eye catching. You have to feel really wonderful to share this one. It's not a quilt just anyone could do. That is to say - this is some serious work and I honor you for having the strength of character to make such amazing piecework. Proudness!

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  72. Love it!!! That is a LOT of flying geese...yikes!

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  73. What a masterpiece this top is! Your piecing is very good, as is your fabric selection. Just wonderful, Lori!

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  74. Wow! What a stunner! I can see why the flying geese border took a long time. And look at those pretty points all looking wonderfully in place. Great job!

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  75. Your quilt is wonderful and the assortment of fabrics - fantastic.
    Just love the quilt.

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  76. Lori, your quilt is just gorgeous!!!

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  77. Oh my! It is gorgeous! An absolute stunning finish!

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  78. This quilt is a wonderful burst colors and fabrics. It's gorgeous! Did you see flying geese in your sleep? There are so many!
    You should be VERY proud of this one, Lori.

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  79. Wow!! What an incredible quilt, Lori!
    Congratulations on a stunning finish!
    I love all the fabrics you have used and those flying geese!!! Wow!!!

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  80. It was this quilt alone that convinced me to buy the book!!! I just love it to bits!!! - you have done a great job with it!!!!! What a great finish!!!!!

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  81. What a truly awesome quilt! I like the vast variety of fabrics...just wonderful, Lori!

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  82. Wow Lori !!!
    I love it.
    I just wish I had the time......

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  83. I have enjoyed watching you make the BMF blocks and I LOVE the quilt top Lori! One of these days I will make one for myself. Thank you for sharing yours!

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  84. It's fabulous!!! You really captured the feeling of the antique.
    It was fun watching your progress on this journey. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  85. What an absolutely beautiful quilt! There's nothing better than a big scrappy quilt.....well done! Karla

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  86. Lori, this is beautiful and I just love it! I can tell you had great fun making it, with all those fabrics. Well done!

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  87. Words can hardly describe the beauty of this quilt and I really mean it. You did the original quilt justice! It is very, very beautiful. I hope you will get a long time to treasure it. And thanks for the link!

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  88. Lori, your BMB quilt is stunning! I love the mix of fabrics and colors. Did you use some vintage calicos or are they CW repros?

    Gail :)

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  89. I fancy your Blind Man's Fancy quilt. Love your fabric choices. I've been admiring this same pattern in a book I recently bought entitled "History Repeated" so that one will go onto my long list of quilts I want to make.

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  90. this is terrific ~ you've reproduced it so very well~!!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  91. You surely received a lot of comments on this quilt and it is well deserved. A big whoo hoo to you. I have wanted to make this too but have not taken time to do it. Thanks for the link to the block pattern. I think I drew it in EQ at one time but I don't know what I came up with.

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  92. What a Beautiful Quilt. I can definately see myself doing this one. Thanks for the site/pattern info. :)

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  93. A lovely quilt. Love all the different colors and fabrics in it. Must have been fun to make:-)

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  94. Wow Lori. You have done a fabulous job (judging by the number of comments, I'm not alone in congratulating you!). It's a great quilt....hmmmm...one for my bucket list perhaps :o)
    K

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  95. I'm not surprised you got so many comments on this beauty. Well done, it's fantastic!

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  96. WOW Lori!!! This quilt is so darn Fabulous it's hurting me!! It especially hurts 'cause it's not mine!!! I can't imagine how wonderful it looks in person!!

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