Friday, March 25, 2016

Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt

 My Benjamin Biggs wedding quilt top is done! Gay generously offered this as a free BOM. You can purchase it HERE. I opted to stop at 9 blocks. My quilt is approx 70" square- there are many more blocks in this quilt.
I've got a helper now.

 I tried outside first, but it was a bit windy.
I machine appliqued using fusible and a small zig zag stitch. 


When using muslin background I usually use a variety to lend to the vintage look. Plus it is easier for me to purchase that way!
 In my humble sort of way, I put the top of the red flower at the corner then moved my blue swags around get them under the red piece.
 This isn't the corner, but as you can see I wasn't shooting for perfection.

 I'm really happy with my decision to do blue and red.
I started with this color blue, ran out....

 switched to this blue, ran out........
And ended with this one!


Thanks for the fun quilt Gay and Brenda!

Here's my Instagram feed for this week!

Have a wonderful weekend!



47 comments:

  1. Beautiful ! Congrats on this lovely finish :)

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  2. What a stunning finish! Breathtaking!

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  3. Another beautiful quilt. Happy Friday!

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  4. I love it! Long ago, I appliqued a border swag...must do that again! You are inspiring!

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  5. This turned out lovely. Love the border.

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  6. Gorgeous top, your machine applique is amazing!

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  7. Love it! Thanks for your explanations on how you made it.

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful. The multiple blues absolutely adds to the charm.

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  9. congrats Lori! Looks great and love that you used differet fabrics

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  10. It is gorgeous. I think the different fabrics are a perfect touch for a wonderful antique look. Are you going to hand quilt this one?

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  11. I love this! I like the different blues, it makes it much more interesting.

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  12. The different backgrounds and different blues all combine to make a more vintage look. It is another beauty!

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  13. Lori es un bonito edredón!!
    guarde en su día los patrones, para un futuro
    buen fin de semana

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  14. What a wonderful accomplishment!!!!

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  15. It is beautiful! Such a great idea not to make all the blocks, I love it.

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  16. Hi Lori-Perfection is overrated! Isn't that what makes it special? Only you know those tiny little flaws and most people won't even notice. I'm sometimes a perfectionist. You have to "pick and choose your battles" when it comes to sewing/quilting. If it bothers me, I 'make' it right, if not, what the heck! Your applique work is great.
    Rosemary

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  17. Congrats on the finished top! I love your humble style. Once again you encourage me to finish my BBiggs start. I missed some of the blocks, so already planned to just make the blocks that got downloaded. My 'Just takes 2' is the same way, but more of the blocks are made. Thanks for sharing. p.s. i love your helper.... she is adorable.

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  18. Congratulations on this amazing finish Lori, love what you did with the swag! Reproduction fabrics aren't in my wheelhouse but your choices are inspiring.

    Look forward to see how you quilt it!

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  19. Love it, great idea to do just 9 blocks.

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  20. Congratulations Lori for this accomplishment ! You've done a spectacular quilt !
    Happy Easter !

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  21. Beautiful. Have fun quilting it

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  22. Looks fantastic. Every quilt doesn't need to be 100 x 100. Love the border and all the blues, great color choice.

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  23. The blocks are beautiful. I love the border. That was a lot of work too. love that you kept it Humble. I would stop at 9 as well.

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  24. Love this quilt so much! The border is a real fave for me. I've been wanting to do something similar and will keep it in mind for future quilts. I really admire how you own the wonkiness of your application. It really does give it a wonderful 'human touch' in my opinion!

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  25. It looks fantastic! Such a lovely border :0)

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  26. I have two blocks finished, I think I like your applique process, it would help me get them finished, I'm so slow at applique. Like you said "How long does it need to last?' It does have to get finished first. Congratulations on another beautiful finish!! Happy Easter!

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  27. It looks great, Lori!! Nice job!!! I could've donated a block or two since I started it but didn't get very far!! vbg

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  28. I like your combo of red/blue. I have that same red and used it often. Good job,on the quilt. To finish is divine!

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  29. So beautiful! The red and blue combination is just wonderful.

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  30. You did an excellent job. Love the humble swag. :^) Running out of the blue fabric only make it more vintage. Since it is machine applique, will you machine quilt it? ;^)

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  31. Nine blocks with a border make a perfect size quilt? I love what you've done to make Ben Biggs your own!

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  32. Your B Biggs came out so beautiful! I love the colors, the red and blue instead of the red/ green. Really smart change. And perfect fabric choices. You resolved the corner swags really well too.

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  33. I love how your quilt came out and it really does look like an old quilt, beautiful top.

    Debbie

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  34. Well done Lori! It is lovely and good to read the story of your fabric choices :)

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  35. I love it. Elsa is so helpful.

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  36. Congrats on another beauty! I love your little helper too!

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  37. What an absolutely beautiful quilt top! I caught my breath when I saw the first picture. You are an amazingly talented artist!!!

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  38. Love, love, love the quilt. The red and blue really sing. Lovely applique. I need to do more of that. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Pretty finish. Seventy inches square is a good size. I will have to review and see how big the quilt would be with all the blocks the patterns offer.

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  40. LOVE it!! Do you recall what fabric line or the manufacturer of the red paisley fabric is in the Apple Pie Ridge Star block (right, center in the first photo)? I know it's a couple of years old fabric, but looking for something similar. Thanks for sharing your great finish!!!

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  41. Oh Lori, absolutely gorgeous quilt top. The red and blue choices are excellent. Your appliqueing always looks so good. This quilt will definitely be a keepsake heirloom.

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  42. I love the quilt top. It is so much more interesting that you used different fabrics and kept it 'humble'. I've missed some of your instagrams. Must go catch up on those after I catch up on blogs. Happy Easter!

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  43. Happy Easter Lori. I love seeing Elsa become a comfortable member of your family. She is beautiful, scars and all. Thank you so much for sharing all you do. I love reading all.

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  44. I do love ALL your quilt, and and this is so humble and gorgeous at the same time. I made an appliqued top quilt for a friend two years ago, it was a wintertime quilt, and now I want make one for myself, maybe the 1857 Album quilt that Gay is offering right now.
    Have a great Sunday!

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  45. Wonderful quilt top, the colors are just gorgeous and so are the fabrics.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  46. Many cheers for finishing your Benjamin Biggs quilt top!! Still plugging away on the borders here but that long ago Cherry Tree quilt has priority - one more block to quilt then the borders before Benjamin gets full attention. Happy stitching to you!!

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