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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Amish with a Twist II Top Finished!

There was a time when I didn't think I would make this quilt.
The colors just didn't speak to me.... blah and boring.
Why did I sign up for this BOM??

Well, I decided to pull out the patterns and fabrics last month
and started making the blocks.
At first I wasn't thrilled,
but when I got to MY colors...
the jewel tones, I became more interested.

Let me just say...
I could not be happier with this finish!

The blocks are all sewn together, waiting for the borders.

The borders have been added!
I almost left off the 2 1/2" square middle border, but am so glad I didn't. 
It just pulls it all together.
(It is really difficult for me to get a good photo of this quilt. It's Huge!!)

My husband loves this quilt.
I said I was thinking of giving it to my
goddaughter, who is newly engaged, as a wedding gift
and he said "NO WAY! This one is staying here!"

One downside to using this fabric...

it frays like CRAZY!
This is just a Small portion of the threads removed from this quilt.
I think I could have stuffed a pillow.

Now to get the backing pieced and then it's off to the quilters.

I'm excited!!

Happy Quilting!


Libby in TN said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad your husband wants to keep it.

Karen said...

It is beautiful. I am making this same quilt. I still have a few log cabin blocks to complete and then it will be ready to sew together. Thanks for reminding me how pretty this quilt is. Enjoy your quilt.

kupton52 said...

I concur...completely. It may be huge but it's absolutely beautiful! Well done! I've just started making my blocks, starting with the sampler blocks. I've got to replenish some of my darks before I can start on the log cabin blocks but seeing your finished top only makes me more determined to make one as well. By the way---what a wise husband...I'd keep it too. (Leave it to the goddaughter in the will.) Have a great afternoon---stay cool....you deserve a break. P.S. ....what will you use for backing? Solid or print or pieced?

Linda Swanekamp said...

Absolutey stunning color saturation and design! Congratulations for persevering!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love how it glows! Those dull colors you didn't like so much really set off the brighter blocks and allow them to shine. Well done!

Lara B. said...

It just radiates warmth and beauty Ramona! I'm glad your husband said you should keep it!

Vicki in MN said...

OMG, I think it is just stunning. I can see why your DH wants you to keep it, good for him!!
So exciting that you finished and like it so much, congrats!