Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday #13: Bouillabaisse Quilt Top

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My bouillabaisse quilt top is FINALLY finished!  I started it last year in September and posted about it here in January.  I’ve been working on it off-and-on; and this week I made a commitment to finish it.  It has twenty blocks and each block is 20-1/2 inches.  It measures in at 97 square inches, with a 6-1/2 inch border.

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This is the second bouillabaisse quilt I’ve made, but I had so many issues with it! It seems that no matter how many 1-3/4” strips I cut, it just wasn’t enough!  But the real dizzies were the points and bias edges … OMG, by the last few blocks, I couldn’t care less whether anything matched:  I just wanted to get ‘er done! 

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It’s shown on a queen size bed, and it’s the second queen-size quilt top I’ve made. I’m not sure yet whether I will quilt it myself or send it out.  I’m definitely keeping this one so I’m really leaning towards sending it to a LA quilter.  But, for now, it’s in my “To Be Quilted” pile!


539453661lhPwnO_ph_CU[5] This is a picture of the original bouillabaisse quilt I made in 2003.  I bought the fabric kit and with my BQF Brenda took a class at the LQS.  I blogged about it here.  This quilt was much easier to make than my second one … maybe that’s because I made it in class.  I don’t know … but I do know I won’t be making another one soon!


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This is a bouillabaisse quilt that my BQF Brenda made and was the inspiration for my second bouillabaisse quilt.  You may not be able to notice in the pictures, but we used many of the same fabrics.  That’s because she often benefits when I go through a “stash cleaning” episode. I just love the colors on this quilt!  Okay, so I’m a big copy-cat; but Brenda and I have very similar tastes … I guess that’s why we get along so well!


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And this bouillabaisse quilt was made by Sinta @ Pink Pincushion.  She started hers in 2008 and finally finished it this February.  Read about her love/hate relationship with the quilt here and how it almost caused the demise of her sewing machine!

Am linking up to the following … Be sure to visit for more Friday Finishes:

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19 comments:

  1. I know what your talking about!!! You did a beautiful job on it too!! I know it feels so good to have this top done!! Good for you for following through and getting it done!!

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  2. It's just gorgeous Rita! I could spend hours looking at this one. Some really fun visuals there. :-) And the colors are so warm and lovely.

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  3. This quilt is amazing, I can't stop looking at it! thank you for sharing your gorgeous work of art!!! I am a new follower of your blog, please take a look at mine too. I love blogging about quilts and viewing all the creativity of so many quilters
    Colleen

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  4. A lot of work, but a very gorgeous quilt...and BIG!

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  5. Beautiful quilt...lots of work I am sure...but so nice!

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  6. Quilt looks massive, such a huge undertaking. I admire your determination to finish. Well done. Thanks for linking to lush friday, Andrea

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  7. That's an amazing quilt! Great work!!!

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  8. I'm sure that would have driven me around the bend! But it's gorgeous! And you made two of them! You rock!

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  9. I bet nobody will ever notice any missed points! It's gorgeous. You deserve a big round of applause for sticking around and finishing it. You'll enjoy it for many many years to come.

    Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  10. thanks for sharing. What a beautiful quilt!

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  11. Wow! That is really amazing. The fabrics and design give it such depth and texture. I love the colors. I also really like your first quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    xo -E

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  12. This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. All the wonderful fabrics add so much. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with the scrap happy summer challenge. Hope to see more from you.

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  13. What a stunning string quilt! When it's all said and done, I bet you'll agree it was well worth your time investment and struggles.

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  14. Your work is beautiful! This is going to be wonderful quilted. Greetings from another So. Cal. quilter!

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  15. What a stunning quilt! I am in awe.

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  16. Sew beautiful! I love the colors. You are such a talent. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  17. Sew beautiful! I love the colors. You are such a talent. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  18. I agree with Ivory Spring, and if you can awe her you are totally doing something right! :o) This is gorgeous, what an incredible heirloom this will become!

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