Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Almost Finished

Remember this quilt? My Blind Man's Fancy. I got it back a couple weeks ago from
Linda, The Quilted Pineapple, who worked her magic on it. Back in July she had a special on her blog and I jumped on it. It was for an all over paisley quilt pattern. I knew this quilt was already so busy that custom quilting wouldn't be necessary.

Too bad for you I cannot take photos to show you the quilting. Now to figure out what to do for binding.


Ta-Da! Fourth border on!!
I only need to trim the top border and it will be ready for basting. This has been a wonderful applique journey thanks to Gay of Sentimental Stitches.

 My dad will be 87 next week so am taking a quick weekend trip to Washington (starting Friday) to visit him, bake him a cake and take him out to dinner. Probably won't post until next week!

85 comments:

  1. Oh Lori, the quilts are absolutely wonderful!!!! I love your blind man's fancy!! It is definitely on my "Make it someday" list!!! And the applique quilt - is well - stunning!! Someday, I will venture there also!!

    Have a blessed visit with you dad!

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  2. Two fabulous accomplishments. I love the scrappiness of the blinds man's fancy and the appliqué quilt is breath taking. Can't wait to see it continue to transform as you quilt it.

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  3. Hi Lori,

    Your work is breath taking. Thank you for posting....the quilts are very inspiring.

    Spending time with your dad on his birthday sounds like a perfect plan...enjoy.

    Valerie

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  4. Fabulous quilts!
    Have a wonderful time with your father,I think the weather will be great too. You should really feel good about your finishes this last month, I see a featured quilt show in your future. Much deserved and a treat for all quilters.

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  5. OMGosh!! I almost spilled my coffee as I scrolled down and saw your FINISHED Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt!! I did a happy dance for you as I have been looking over your shoulder from the beginning!! It is STUNNING!!..which I knew it would be BUT not THIS STUNNING!! What a work of Art and Gaye must be so thrilled!!
    Good for you...you must be on cloud nine!! Now how to quilt it?? Hand Quilting?? I'll be looking over your shoulder...
    Take care and enyoy your time with your dad!
    P

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  6. What a fantastic Wednesday you've made it over here at my house. Such beautiful, inspiring work. Especially the appliqué (since I just finished learning and I'm ready to go!). Boy you make my heart sing. Have a great time with your Dad and thank you for doing such magnificent work! You're just amazing to meeeeeee.

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  7. Lori, I really like your quilts, but that Blind Man's Fancy really, really makes me smile. I adore it. I love busy. I bet the quilting is gorgeous. Happy birthday to your Dad! My mom just turned 79 on Feb 25. So glad to have her still in such good health.

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  8. O wow! Not just one fabulous quilt, but two! Love your Blind Man's Fancy; great fabrics. BTCT is stunning as a top; when quilted, it'll be beyond stunning if that's even possible.

    Have a wonderful visit with your dad; every day is a gift.

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  9. Holy smokes - these quilts are beautiful. But that applique quilt takes my breath away - congrats on a treasure of a finish - its stunning. Have a wonderful blessed day with your Dad.

    Hugs - karen

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  10. ...did you hear that? It was me who just now gasped! Both of these quilts are just so crazy good! I feel soooo inspired! I could just make out the quilting on the Blind Man's Fancy!!

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  11. Outstanding------a beautiful heirloom.

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  12. So gorgeous are both of those quilts.

    Have a great visit with your dad *s*

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  13. Wow - two gorgeous projects!! I can see a bit of the all over paisleys in one of the pictures. I bet you will enjoy using it with so many wonderful fabrics in it. That is one amazing applique quilt - I LOVE it! I look forward to watching your progress as you quilt it!!

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  14. Wow - two gorgeous projects!! I can see a bit of the all over paisleys in one of the pictures. I bet you will enjoy using it with so many wonderful fabrics in it. That is one amazing applique quilt - I LOVE it! I look forward to watching your progress as you quilt it!!

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  15. WOW! TWO great quilts! They are both so lovely!

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  16. beautiful Lori both amazing quilts
    I am so thrilled for you finishing the applique quilt
    a true heirloom
    Enjoy your trip Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    Kathie

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  17. You're given us a feast for the eyes today, with both of these stunning quilts.
    Do you have more of the outer border red for binding the Blindman's Fancy? When in doubt, I've seldom been disappointed with binding that's the same as the last border.

    Enjoy the BDay visit.

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  18. Lori, Both quilts a wonderful especially BTCT. You should be very proud of it.

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  19. Both quilts look fabulous Lori. I'm looking forward to starting my own Blind Man's Fancy this year...fingers crossed. I look forward to seeing what you decide to work on next.

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  20. Two gorgeous quilts!!!! I just love them both. The appliance quilt top is so wonderful. I've never done an appliance quilt. Just wonderful!!!

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  21. I love seeing your Blind Man's Fancy at home. Pretty pictures really show off the colors of the fabrics. It was so cloudy when I took pics at my house, so it's fun to see yours. Beyond The Cherry Tree is stunning!!!! Wow!! That's an amazing quilt!!

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  22. Yay, a quilted quilt! Looks wonderful. And your fourth border is a great finish. It's an amazing applique project, you should be proud of your work. Happy BDay to your dad!

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  23. This post just takes my breath away!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Both of your quilts turned out beautifully. I love appliqué and really enjoy seeing these come together. You did a wonderful job.

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  25. There is nothing at all that is humble about these two! So beautiful! I've been having fun lately with simple blocks, but have the itch to make something a bit more involved. These are really inspiring Lori!

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  26. Wow what beautiful work.

    Enjoy your trip and your time with your Dad :-)

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  27. OH. My. GOODNESS!! Blown away. I am positively blown away. Extraordinary job on both quilts.

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  28. I love the fabrics you chose for Blind Man's Fancy. Congratulations on finishing the Cherry Trees top!!!

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  29. Both are absolutely fabulous!

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  30. I love how your quilt came out and got to see the quilting on Linda's site. I really would love to do a bed quilt with appliqué, but figure it would take me forever, lol.

    Debbie

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  31. YEA almost two Finishes! Love the Sentimental Stitches one!

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  32. Wonderful finishes Lori!! Blind Man's Fancy is lovely, and the quilting does right by it. You were right- didn't need custom.
    As for your applique- I was too busy swooning to take a good look. Will catch my breath and go back and do so :-) Can't wait to see it complete.
    Enjoy time with your dad. Such a happy celebration.

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  33. wow that is the most beautiful quilts, I especially love the applique quilt.

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  34. First of all, enjoy your time with your dear Dad! And now, WOW!! love your two quilts so very much! You will quilt that Applique by hand? I so admire that! The Blind Man's Fancy is so charming, I love the scrappy look. bye for now! Pam

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  35. Love your quilts. Thanks for charing them with us.

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  36. Wow, Beyond the Cherry Tree is stunning! Have fun with your Dad and safe travels.

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  37. Both quilts are awesome! The blind man's fancy is so colorful! The applique quilt is gorgeous. Wow!

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  38. Lori, these are both stunners! The applique work you did is fabulous, and of course, I love all the piecing of the Blind Man! I've had that one on my 'must make' list ever since seeing yours in progress! Love it!

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  39. Lori, I like all your quilts - but the new appliqued quilt is to die for - Gorgeous!!!

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  40. Congratulations to your dad, hope you enjoy your weekend visit. The Blind Man's Fancy quilt is stunning, love all the colours. And the appliqued quilt, what can I say except, absolutely fabulous!

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  41. The quilts are stunning...Linda has done a great job to enhance your lovely work...love the applique! Have fun with your Dad!

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  42. the blind man's fancy looks wonderful and yes, too bad for me, as i would love to see the quilting. )-:

    the top is just flat out amazing~!!
    it was a surprise to scroll down and see it all finished~!
    will you be hand quilting that one?

    enjoy your visit with your dad and take care.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  43. Hap0py birthday to your dad!
    Love your quilts Lori, It's such a treat to see Blind Man's Fancy all quilted and your Cherry Trees looks amazing, love it.

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  44. Love the Blind Man's Fancy quilt, such beautiful bright colours, you were right not to have custom quilting, it doesn't need it.

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  45. Beautiful quilts--and if you enlarge the second photo the quilting on Blind Man's fancy shows up quite well. Looks great!
    Happy birthday to your Dad--hope you have some quality time with him.

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  46. Blind Man's Fancy sure catches my fancy! So much color and happiness!

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  47. Wow, I am always taken aback by your work. In one word, Beautiful!

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  48. Just beautiful Lori! Takes my breath away.

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  49. the quilts are lovely!

    Give your dad an extra hug for me--I know how precious parents are. My dad was 92 last week. Yes, we had a party!

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  50. Wow! Love Beyond the Cherry Tree, the borders turned out perfect! Blind Man's Fancy is also stunning.
    Have a wonderful visit with your dad celebrating his birthday.

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  51. Wonderful finished quilt and wonderful finished top! Your quilts are very impressive!

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  52. Incredible...both quilts are amazing! WOW!

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  53. I just love your Cherry Quilt, its great!!! The quilting lady did a great job on your other quilt! Have a wonderful time with your dad!

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  54. 2 large quilts at 2 different stages of completion! You must be feeling quite accomplished, and you should too!

    They are really quite spectacular!

    Have a safe trip and a nice stay with your dad!

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  55. VERY gorgeous! and Happy Birthday to your Dad (mine is 87 too)

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  56. That is just truly a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!

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  57. Your Blind Man's Fancy is to die for!
    Come to think of it so is your Beyond The Cherry Tree, beautiful. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing ,your blog is always in my top 3 or 4 blogs to read.

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  58. Both quilts are phenomenal! Still kicking myself that I wasn't paying attention when everyone was signing up for Beyond the Cherry Tree (though I'm sure it's a bit beyond my ability at the moment) I just LOVE this quilt!

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  59. Love that Blind Man's Fancy so much - and I know just which book it's in and for me it was love at first sight, the reason I bought the book!!! It looks sensational, I love it to bits, I really will have to study that pattern again!
    Just love your applique quilt top too, it's incredible and the border looks perfect! Wow! you clever girl....Have a great time with your Dad on his birthday!!!!

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  60. Wow - two beauties in one post! Thanks for the eye candy. I love Blind Man's Fancy - what a great scrap quilt!

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  61. Wow - two beauties in one post! Thanks for the eye candy. I love Blind Man's Fancy - what a great scrap quilt!

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  62. Lori, your two quilts are fabulous. I really like the pink tones in your Gentlemans Fancy quilt, and your Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt is stunning congratulations.

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  63. I looked at your quilts the other day and decided to come back to post because beautiful or amazing just didn't convey what I thought. Well guess what? Still can't. I love the colors you used on Gentleman's Fancy. It is really beautiful.
    The Beyond the Cherry Tree renders me speechless. Honestly. And speechless just does not happen to me.
    Enjoy your time with your Dad. Happy Birthday to him.

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  64. Both of those quilts are gorgeous! I have to admit I am a little envious of the applique quilt! :0 Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. What beautiful quilts really lovely
    Hugs Janice

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  66. I love Gentleman's Fancy but adore the BTCT! It just took my breathe away Lori awesome! Can't wait to see it quilted!

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  67. After you posted your Blind Man's Fancy a while back I tracked down the pattern and saved it because I really want to make that quilt. Your's is absolutely beautiful!

    Beyond the Cherry Tree is wonderful too - I know you will do a great job of finishing that one too.

    Have fun this week with your Dad. :)

    Judy

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  68. WOW! Lori, The blindman's fancy top came out great! And, of course, your cherry tree top is fabulous. How nice you get to spend time with your dad! You are a good daughter for sure!!! Have a fun time. Sorry we will miss you in Bend this weekend.

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  69. Wow!!
    Great finishes - just fabulous!

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  70. You've highlighted some of my favorite fabrics in the Blind Man's Fancy. The quilting is beautiful.
    BTCT is absolutely fabulous. I hope you are proud!

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  71. Your blind mans fancy is still so wonderful! This quilt even got me buying the book and I loved reading it!
    Well done on the appliqué quilt to, you really are on a roll with this one, aren't you?

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  72. Your Blind Man's Fancy quilt is wonderful, Lori, as is your Cherry quilt. All I can say now is "you go, girl!" Have fun on your visit with your Dad!

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  73. Wow, both of your quilts are amazing! Love how scrappy your Blind Man's Fancy is. Can't wait to see the applique quilt after quilting.

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  74. I love Both of your quilts! Wonderful work on both of them! The scrappy Blind Man's Fancy is just my "cup of tea".....the more different fabrics, the better! And the red/green applique is just beautiful!

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  75. Both of your quilts are absolutely beautiful! Love the scrappy Blind Man's Fancy......the more fabrics in a quilt, the better! The red/green applique is stupendous! Congrats on two great Finishes!

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  76. two gorgeous quilts in one day~
    your MBF is awesome!!
    Congrats on getting those 4 borders on so quickly!
    enjoy your trip to see you dad.

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  77. I vote for a pink binding on Blind Mans Fancy!

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  78. Oh Lori, both quilts looks sensational - well done you!!

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