Friday, March 16, 2012

Blind Man's Fancy Finale

Ta-Da! For some reason whenever I am pulling a freshly made washed and dried quilt from the drier I always feel a bit relieved that it didn't fall apart. It isn't like I think it will, just a fleeting thought....am I the only one?

Here it is fresh from the washer and dryer. I'm thrilled to pieces!!






I started this quilt in November of 2009. My philosophy is some quilts cannot be rushed!! And why should they? I enjoyed every minute of this quilt.

This sucked.....
Especially when I only had this much left. Now that it has a different color here,  I'll be able to tell easily which end is the bottom.

My label says:
Blind Man's Fancy
made by
Lori DeJarnatt
Nov. 2009- March 2012
Reproduced from an 
antique quilt made
by
Marie Boag
New York 1880-1890


Here is the inspiration quilt.
Beth aka The Quilt Doctor posted directions for this block in 2009.  Free! it is a beauty, that's for sure!!
Thanks for following along in my progress and giving me all the encouragement.

71 comments:

  1. Lori, your quilt is truly beautiful. Enjoy that warm, freshly crinkled feeling!!!

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  2. It looks so soft and wrinkly now, just perfect. My favorite feeling.
    I don't worry about a quilt falling apart after first wash, just if any color decided to run, even tho I pre/wash and use a color catcher. I would be crushed if the colors ran.

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  3. Lori, I "covet" this quilt!!!! It is amazing - as good as the antique!! You did an excellent reproduction!!!
    In particular I love the yellows - not a color I have quilted much with - so something for the future!!

    What kind of batting? I love the look!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings

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  4. Oh, Lori, it's beautiful. One to be treasured.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous. What a treasure!! Hearty congratulations for a beautiful finish.

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  6. Looks fantastic Lori :-) you can really see the quilting now and yes I always have a bit of a panic but more about colour runs than falling apart!

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  7. What a great quilt! We can tell you loved it, and that you enjoyed making (and finishing) it!

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  9. Your quilt is a BEAUTY!! An heirloom for sure!! And I love how you handled the binding! Great idea! When I wash my quilts I always worry about the colours running...guess if I prewashed my fabrics I wouldn't worry about that...then I could worry about them falling apart instead! :o)
    Take care!
    P

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  10. Sorry, I evidently posted twice. And now this is a third... I must have REALLY liked the quilt! I sometimes worry about the seams when piecing because there are some fabrics that seem to ravel forever. But you did a great job.

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  11. This is so beautiful! Well done.

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  12. Looks wonderful! I'm with Susie...even though I prewash I worry that a bit of fabric would slip by e and run in the wash...

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  13. It looks marvelous!! Wonderfully scrappy and with so much lovely texture. It would be such a fun project to start... :0)`

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  14. This is over the top wonderful!! And I agree...nothing better than a crinkly, washed quilt.

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  15. I love,love, love this quilt, Lori. Bravo!

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  16. It is lovely. I also like to wash and dry my quilts when they are finished, I love the look of them when they come out. I must admit, though, there is always that little hesitiation, will it come out alright, so no, you are not the only one. The really great quilts, would not be so satisfying if they did not take us a long time, and this is another great quilt Lori.

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  17. It is truly beautiful, I am amazed at the awesome heirlooms that you create.

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  18. Lori, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I feel a sense of relief every time my quilts come out of the dryer just knowing they made it through another laundering without any machine malfunctions. I have front-loading machines now that I love because they are so gentle when they need to be. There is nothing like the feeling of a warm, freshly dried quilt though, so its worth the risk. :-))

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  19. A lovely quilt. It even looks a little antique!
    Yes I am always afraid of the same thing happening when I open the washing machine....

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  20. Lori....it's stunning! And I totally have the same feeling every time I wash a quilt for the 1st time. I hold my breath a little when opening that dryer door.....but it's always ok. Whew! I don't know why we do that? So funny!

    I have BMF on my 'must make' list.....I think I need to start kitting it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Your quilt has such an authentic vintage look to it - great job!

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  22. Snuggle up- thats what that quilt says to me. I love the geometrical and scrap look of the quilt, definitely has the antique look. Enjoy your creation!

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  23. No, you aren't the only one who hopes the quilt is still in one piece. But I like the look of a washed and dried quilt so much more than a really flat quilt with no dimension that it's worth the wait to find out.

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  24. i DO always have that same thought~!
    and the relief and pleaure upon taking it out of the dryer . . . nothing like it~!
    this really turned out fabulously~! and looks so much like the original~!!!~
    well done Lori.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  25. This is one of my favorite quilts I've ever seen. I've printed the pattern and its in my bucket list of projects. I think your fabric selection was amazing for this and I truly LOVE it.

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  26. `A wonderful quilt - totally worth all the hard work.Congratulations :)

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  27. I adore your quilt. The repro look is absolutely wonderful! And yes, everytime I pull a quilt out of the washer or dryer, I'm anxiously looking for problem areas even though I've never had to experience it.:)

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  28. That really IS a beauty! Lovely work and thanks for sharing the site where you go the block instructions. Your quilt came out the drier looking very inviting!

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  29. It should come to my house for safe keeping. My cat Ranger the watch cat and I would take really care of your quilt. I promise! LOL

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  30. Yes, it's a snuggler now, for sure! Will you use it, or display first? It was beautiful as a top, but the quilting really does make the quilt!
    I am always happy to see that nothing bled!

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  31. I love a quilt fresh from the dryer. Something magic happens to it in there. Your quilt is wonderful!!

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  32. I love how they look when they come out of the dryer. Beautiful piece and love the new one you are working on.

    Debbie

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  33. Its really a beauty! I have a vintage giveaway on my blog.....

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  34. You should be thrilled to pieces and I'm glad the quilt didn't come out in pieces. What a vintage charmer, Lori! You've had some lovely finishes lately!

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  35. Just so beautiful Lori. Mine is still a work in progress! Yes I started mine too years ago from that antique quilt too. Congrats on a great finish!
    Kathie

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  36. YUM! What a great feeling to have this quilt done - pulling it out of the dryer is the very best part!

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  37. Congratulations... Great block, great colors, great quilt! I'm always relieved that colors didn't run. And there's nothing like that just out of the dryer puckered up now it's a quilt feeling! Thanks too for pointing us in the direction of the block directions:). It may go onto my bucket list!

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  38. Beautiful quilt Lori, I too always wonder if a quilt will come out of the machine safely, I hold my breath until it I have checked it.

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  39. What a magnificent piece of work!!!! I have printed off the pattern, thankyou for the link! You have a done a wonderful job with your fabric choices and placement, beautiful job, just beautiful!!!!!

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  40. That is a beautiful quilt!

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  41. This quilt is quite wonderful, and well worth the wait. I love all the colors, and the quilting. Congratulations on such a stunning finish.

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  42. Lori your quilt is really lovely. The colours you've used really look fabulous. Looks like another one I'd like to add to my to do list! Congratulations on another finish.

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  43. Gorgeous quilt Lori! A happy scrappy heirloom and a real tribute to the anitque one.

    It has just the right amount of crinkle. Can you tell me if you used cotton or poly batting?

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  44. WOW! Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm always rushing through my quilts (you know, so many quilts but so little time) but after seeing this beauty, I've just realized that I need to slow down and enjoy the process more. Great, great job!
    P.S. I always worry about my quilts falling apart when I wash them, too...but so far, it hasn't ever happened. Thank goodness!

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  45. Yesterday, I pulled out the Blind Man's Fancy cutting instructions from my section of quilt ideas. I have been interested in making one for quite some time. That and many others so I don't know when I will find time. Don't you just love a quilt fresh from a wash and out of the dryer!

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  46. I was tempted to try this one myself until I saw the 13/16" increments! Yikes!
    But yours is absolutely beautiful! Great job....enjoy and thanks for sharing the pics.

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  47. It's stunning, Lori. Hearty congratulations for having the patience and drive to finish it. A big virtual hug and pat on the back sent your way through cyberspace.

    I'm repeating a question I see already asked. What batting did you use? Love the look after washing and drying.

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  48. WOW!! Inspiring.... Now I don't have an excuse to not make it. It is absolutely beautiful. You did a fabulous job!

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  49. Wonderful accomplishment! No, I never worry about a quilt falling apart...but I truly anticipate seeing it freshly washed and soooo quilty!

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  50. Love your quilt straight from the dryer. Gorgeous pattern.

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  51. I love this quilt so much! The pattern is also in the book from History Repeated, I made another one whit ohio stars.

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  52. Lori another finish! You are doing so well and looks like it was worth all that hard work as it is really beautiful. Forget about the binding annoying as it was and enjoy the quilt!

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  53. Ahhhh. So pretty. That wonderful soft scrunched look. Makes it just perfect.

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  54. Are you on a roll or what?? Absolutely fabulous and incredibly scrappy! Congratulations Lori!

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  55. It sure is pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm enjoying your jubilee quilt posts too.

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  56. Such a lovely quilt. You are SEW talented. The perfect quilt to cuddly under in a cold winter night.

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  57. It looks fabulous, all wrinkly and cuddly from the wash and dry.Congratulations! You're not the only one, I inspect mine after the first wash in case of runs or weak seams.

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  58. omg Lori it is soooo gorgeous after its wash. That's the best part.

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  59. It's stunning! Looks like your inspiration was from a book ... what's the title, please?
    Jeanne :)

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  60. Your quilt is amazing Lori!! What a riot of color! I'll have to check out that pattern.

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous! I love taking a new quilt out of the drier for the very first time. I've only panicked over the washing/drying once - my hexagons . . . . never tested my handwork in such a way before *s*

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  62. FABULOUS Lori!
    what a great quilt - I wish I could touch it.
    I always feel that way too - I say a silent prayer as I push that button on the machine.
    It looks great !
    Enjoy it
    xx

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  63. Love all the fantastic colors you used in this quilt. What a great finished project!

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  64. What a beauty! Would love to see it up close.

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  65. What an amazing quilt. I adore the very soft look ot has.

    Soile

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  66. I've been poking around on your blog and I love your quilts!! This one is spectacular! I love these reproduction prints. Eye candy!!!

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  67. WOWWWWW!! i am speechless Lori, your quilt is a stunner!! i love how beautfully crinkly it is, looks perfectly vintage!!
    i agree with you, some things you simply cannot rush. You must be thrilled with this sweet gem..i would love to do it as a QAL!! cheers...Marian x

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  68. I love to wash my quilts as soon as I finished the binding..it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Some quilts just take longer than others, our interest change and then they change back and we finish the project or give it away for someone else to finish.
    Great work.

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  69. Gorgeous!!!! And know you're not the only one that thinks like that!!! :-)

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  70. I am in awe with your quilt. I own the book and might be tempted to give it a try, once a few of my wips are finished ;-)

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