Friday, January 9, 2015

Calico Paradise

I bought this pattern from Dawn at Collector With A Needle in 2013 and started the quilt in July of that year.
You can read about my progress here.


My Calico Paradise top all assembled.


It was really a fun journey and I believe this is my all time favorite quilt.  I just loved the colors of the original so I choose to make mine as close as possible to the original makers quilt.

This is the first appliqué quilt I have stitched that wasn’t made up of a lot of different blocks and I was a little intimidated by the size of the center.  I have small hands and just kept wondering how I would ever hold so much fabric in my hands to stitch the pieces.



In the end it wasn’t a problem at all.  The pieces are large and everything went together smoothly.

Happy Stitching,
Nancy

15 comments:

  1. felicidades!!!
    es un trabajo muy bonito
    ¡¡¡fantástico!!!
    saludos

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  2. You did a great job with this stunning, beautiful Calico Paradise!
    It has turned out breath-taking wonderful, even with your small hands and I can imagine how intimidating it must have been, such a mass of fabric to handle (as I have small hands too...). My compliments!
    Kind regards from Ageeth

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  3. Nancy, that is WONDERFUL!!! The colors are totally captivating. Do you know how you will quilt it? Thanks for sharing your accomplishment.

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  4. Wow Nancy!
    What a gorgeous finish!
    Congratulations!

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  5. A beauty, Nancy. I would have thought that working on a wide width of fabric and bunching it in your hand would have not been fun.

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  6. It's gorgeous, Nancy. Congratulations.

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  7. Such a great quilt! Love the colors and style.:)

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  8. Just beautiful Nancy! the colours in this are wonderful. Glad to hear the applique was so manageable :)

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  9. Your quilt is very beautiful !

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  10. So pretty! Can't wait to get started on mine! Your appliqué is always inspiring and beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful! Many of my antique quilts are made on large pieces of fabric, not whoever cloth, rather quadrants or more. 19th Century women had a lot of hand sewing experience out of necessity. Nice we can stitch for fun.
    Beautiful work!!

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  12. Oh, my gosh, Nancy!! This is totally gorgeous!! I love the colors too!! That yellow background really makes the quilt pop!! Are you going to hand quilt this?

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