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Aunt Lucy is Quilted

Just an update regarding my Aunt Lucy Quilt.  I have finished quilting and binding her.  The fun thing about this quilt is that it has a wonderful collection of Reproduction Fabrics.  This was possible because I participated in a block of the month program at Quilter’s Common in Wakefield, MA.  Thus I did not have to purchase one bit of fabric more than required and still got this wonderful scrappy quilt.

The quilting was a bit of an adventure for me.  I printed patterns that I sized to fit the blocks and borders and used the laser light on my longarm machine to trace them.  This is the second time I have turned a quilt to do the borders.  I did a test run with a little panel quilt (that still needs a binding).  I am happy with the results.

finished-lucyquilted-medallion

I found the patterns I used in this quilt in May Covy’s Follow the Line’s Quilting Designs, Volume 5, Authentic Civil War Designs and More

 

Aunt Lucy’s Medallion Quilt

I have a soft spot in my heart for reproduction fabrics and patterns.  I love old quilts and enjoy reading about them and have a few old tops that I treasure.

lucy-medallion

I could not resist Collette’s block of the month at Quilter’s Common for this pattern.  I got a bit behind on finishing it but here is the top ready for quilting.  I was inspired by Collette to add the striped border.  I love how the Green jumps out now.  The picture before the outer blocks and border were added highlights the reds.  My blue/green border gives it another look altogether.

Piecing this top was a bit of a challenge and I feel that I have really improved my skills quite a bit.  So, I am glad I spent the time to fuss with all of these blocks.

And now it is Quilted!