Thursday, January 2, 2014

Benjamin Biggs Quilt

Apple Pie Ridge Star block
And the fun starts with this historic quilt from the Just Takes 2 ladies, Brenda and Gay. The first block in the antique is red and green, but I'm going my own way with this quilt.

Find the pattern here.

And if you want some fun and encouragement along the way, Sharon has started a blog! You can find it HERE..

23 comments:

  1. Very good fabric choices. I have had both in my stash but now I don't know. Probably not the blue.

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  2. Oh this quilt looks so fantastic. I know yours will be even more beautiful....Looking forward to watching you progress.

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  3. Great fabric choices! Is this machine or hand appique?

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  4. Isn't that Kathie Holland's favorite red? This will be a stunner, Lori. I'm glad I can watch it come into being. : )

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  5. Wow - do you already have this block done? You are something - or maybe you have an "in" with the 2. Awesome color choices Lori. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Ooh, you are a bad influence :) I do not need another project, but this was is super, super tempting. How did you get done with the block so fast? Wow!

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  7. Am looking forward to seeing this quilt come along! Love that you're always willing to do your own thing too.:)

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  8. Love your first block, Lori! Gosh you finished it quickly!!

    Thank you for the link to the Benjamin Biggs QUilt blog.

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  9. Wow! I can't believe you got your first block done already!! It looks great and I love your fabric. I've been doing applique for years but I am going to try my hand at needleturn for this quilt. I'm working on a practice piece using Karen's Quilts tutorial (which is excellent) A little more practice and I think I'll be ready to start!!

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  10. It will be fun to see your progress on this quilt! I'm sure it will be another stunner.

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  11. I so wish I hadn't read this post. I was saying no, no, no to this quilt and now..................

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  12. I'm joining in and like you, I will be doing the quilt in reds/blue with a cream background. You were really fast in getting your first block done!

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  13. I'm joining in and like you, I will be doing the quilt in reds/blue with a cream background. You were really fast in getting your first block done!

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  14. How in the world did you get this block done already, lol!

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  15. I don't usually do hand applique but this is gorgeous and makes me want to try my hand with it again! I'm thinking I will do it in different colors also! What do you use for background? I'm thinking muslin, but I may be tempted to go with something else.

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  16. Happy New Year.Your block is gorgeous. I have been deciding between red and blue or red and taupe. So, it was great to see you making it in red and blue. I am trying to get into the blog as a contributor. I hope I can get in. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  17. I love your block and colors! I am going to do this one too.

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  18. you are amazing! mine is all cut and ready for applique. i am seriously going to be diligent in staying current with the bom that will last 2 years???? ok....you will continue to inspire me and i WILL stay on track. i added a bit of cheddar. it is fun to see what others are doing!

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  19. great new project Lori = I love that you are doing it differently !

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  20. Ohhhh, love your color selections. I am REALLY-SERIOUSLY considering doing this one. But since I have surpassed my 3 yr mark with no fabric buying I am out of yardage that I would need to do this one…..soooo, I need to order some. I was wondering what/who's white/off white
    background fabric you use. I have a yard of Kona white I dug out last night and looked at it, not
    sure if it is too heavy. I also have a bolt of white muslin, it may be too thin! Decision Decisions!
    Just wondering, since you have done more appliqué than me, what you might prefer.

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  21. Oh yes, love your fabric selections! I was wanting to ask you (since you have done TONS more appliqué than me) what/who's background fabric do you prefer. Since I have surpassed my 3 yr. mark for no fabric buying I may have to FINALLY make a purchase on some yardage so I can also participate in doing this Benjamin Biggs. I had a yard of Kona white I dug out last night and couldn't decide if it was too heavy. I do have a 'bolt' of white muslin and couldn't decide if it was too thin! Decisions Decisions! I know some like Bella solids but I don't think I have any of that in my stash to compare! Hope you can help me in my quandary!!!

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  22. Luv your start. I have cut mine and it is place to start stitching. Just right for 46 degree C day. I just need to make sure I keep on track.

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