King top finished! (2 yrs of birthday blocks)

K8OrlandoJune 24, 2011

I finished it! Well, at least I finished the top. This quilt top includes 12 Buckeye Beauty squares from this year's birthday blocks (Thank you Piece of Cake quilters!) and some London Squares from last year's birthday blocks (Thank you Carolina Lilies quilters!). I added a few more London Squares to have enough for a large drop down border on 3 sides and LOTS more Buckeye Beauties. All blocks are either 1930's reproduction fabrics or dots in shades that went with the 1930's colors.

It started out to be a quilt for the queen size guest bed. But as I started to put it all together last week, DH Jim mentioned (several times!) that it's been a long, long time since I made a new quilt for our bed. I can take a hint so changed the plan to make it fit a king size bed.

I really like the way it turned out and am thrilled that the two squares work so well together. I added the inner blue/white/blue border just to get the size right but I'm OK with the way that looks too. I've just ordered 108" wide white on white fabric for the backing (under $7/yd from fabrics.com!) and will make an appointment with the long arm quilter. This one is too big to quilt on my machine!

It has a real farmhouse look to it so I think I'll call this one Farmhouse Beauty.

Kate

Gracie (aka "The Big Petunia") likes it too!

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magothyrivergirl

This tuned out very nice! Amazing how good those blocks look together with all the different 'helping hands'. It is indeed a Beauty!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 1:59PM
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day2day

It's beautiful! The blocks work well together.

I LOVE the border layout with the blue dots strip and the 'zigzag' blocks.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 5:04PM
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msmeow

Good job, Kate! That's one BIG quilt! Thanks for showing us your inspector, too. :)

Donna

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 6:33PM
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toolgranny

that's great. I love how the colors all blend together so well. You're certainly are an advertisement for joining a birthday block group. Well done.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 7:22PM
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teresa_nc7

What a gorgeous quilt! I love everything about it! Nice job!

Teresa

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 7:29PM
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quiltpartner

Gorgeous! Quilt that is, altho the kitty is cute too! lol

I agree w/Linda - you are a great Birthday Block swap advertisement! :)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 8:55AM
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sandlapper_rose

It's lovely and you were so creative to find a way to work with both blocks! They go together beautifully. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 11:03AM
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K8Orlando

I DO love the birthday groups and the lotto blocks. The first year in a birthday group I used my blocks to make a Linus Project quilt that ended up getting me a free pass to Disney World for a day. Better yet, I hope it brought comfort and joy to a child. I know others have also used their birthday or lotto blocks for donation quilts, so even if you don't want them for yourself, there are plenty of good things to do with them! Skill level doesn't matter - its just fun to participate. :~))

Kate

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 2:41PM
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