Loose Threads: Rotherfield Grey Quilt Finish

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rotherfield Grey Quilt Finish

My Rotherfield Grey quilt top is finally finished.  I've been working on the applique' of the outside border for what seemed like ages.  Those are English paper pieced 1" stars that are appliqued' onto the background squares.  


Here are a few photos of different parts of the quilt.  This center was my first attempt at broderie perse.  I love how the flowers look.  Those center hexagons are 1/2".


The braid was all appliqued' on by hand.  The hexagons in the border below are 5/8".  


I loved cutting up some of my stash to make the rectangular framed border.


Each of the outside stars has 3 of the same brown points and 3 of various other colors. I fussy cut the brown star points so each would have a flower at the point.  After I took the photo below, I tore the corners off and fixed them.  All of the borders that have a star in the corner are facing the same direction.  The corner stars in the outside border were twisted the wrong way.  Probably no one besides me would have noticed that.  


This was the outside corner of the rectangular round. 


This top was a huge finish.  I've been working on this one off and on for about a year.  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  

36 comments:

Karen said...

So many interesting rounds on this design. Well done.

Amanda said...

Simply stunning! I love your fabrics and your work! I feel like sometimes, the craft of quilting gets overrun by the people who want to crank out a new quilt every day - you are certainly keeping the true craft alive!

Janet O. said...

Wow! This looks like some intense work went into it--and a lot of love! It is incredible, LuAnn!!

Barb said...

Wow! congrats on this masterpiece.
What a lot of time and thought - an instant heirloom!

Cheri said...

BEAUTIFUL, I love this pattern and your fabric choices were great. Well done(clap, clap, clap).

Every Stitch said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations on finishing this gorgeous top. I really admire your attention to detail. You must have an amazing fabric stash! The broderie perse looks beautiful - what fabric did you use?

Linda said...

Congrats LuAnn! How awesome! What a lot of work and the end result is just fantastic!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow! What a lot of work, time, love, and perseverance went into that top! You should be so pleased with how it turned out! Simply gorgeous!

Julierose said...

Ohmygosh, LuAnn--this will be an heirloom for sure. It is just beautiful--a testament to your patience and skills...hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such variety - round and round you go - did you plan it all in advance or as you went - it looks great!

Chantal said...

A big finish indeed! There is so much work stitched into this quilt and it shows. It has such a WOW factor. Unbelievable! This is a masterpiece, a heirloom to be cherished. Wish I could see more pictures of all the lovely fabric used to make all those interesting blocks. Just love it LuAnn. Amazing finish.

Michelle said...

Wow......!!
It's beautiful LuAnn........

sunny said...

One word - WOW!!!! What can you possible do next?

Ellen said...

Fantastic! Such wonderful detailed work - I love it!!

taylorsoutback said...

A fabulous finish!!! Everything is beautifully done and your fabric choices are wonderful!!

Kath said...

well give yourself a pat on the back for a making such an amazing quilt.I love all the colours you chose, they go together so well, I especially like the blue you included.
I love to EPP, but I'm bot sure I would have the patience to make all those teeny stars.
A wonderful achievement LuAnn, I'm just going back for another look.

antique quilter said...

beautiful quilt, a major accomplishment. congrats!
It was well worth all the time and effort
Kathie

susis quilts said...

wonderful,i like te fabrics you used,just everything,susi

judith lockhart said...

LuAnn, your quilt is beautiful! That is quite an accomplishment to get the top completed and your fabrics work so well together! Congratulations!!

momto1 said...

Your top is just gorgeous, as is all of your work. You are very inspiring - I have the tiniest of starts on a Mrs. Billings, and your finish makes me want to dig in and get it done. Beautiful work. Thank you also for sharing your fussy-cutting instructions in previous posts.

Huize Krul quilts said...

It's a beautiful quilt, very nice fabrics and colors. Just a masterpiece. Congratulations!!!

doitrightquilter said...

Cudo's to you for finishing such a wonderful quilt! Nice work and so pretty.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Well done you! We are all at different levels in our quilting journey but speaking just for myself I find no joy in viewing quilts whose sole purpose in being made was the speed in which factory precut fabric can be sewed into strips and called finished.

Gay Bomers said...

Congratulations on such an awesome finish! I can't imagine the hours you devoted to this project but it was worth every single one. Your top is beautiful!

Chantal said...

Oh you did a fantastic job! It is beautiful. Something to truly be proud of.

Frances Leate said...

Absolutely stunning LuAnn and I just love it. Take care

Sue said...

What a beautiful Quilt LuAnn. Well done. A year's not bad for all that work. My Mrs Billings will have taken me just over a year. You have an heirloom there! :-)

cityquilter grace said...

it is soo beautiful and truly an heirloom for years to come

Chookyblue...... said...

looking great............

Jeanne said...

I bet you're floating on cloud nine with this finish! It's so beautiful, LuAnn! I look forward to meeting Rotherfield Grey in person!

The Civil War Quilter said...

OMG! Simply gorgeous!!!

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh I would love to see this in person. It's a amazing quilt! I just love all the detail you have put into the design and fabric choices.

Cyndi said...

Absolutely stunning! An heirloom for sure!

Sandy said...

That is so stunning - the colors! And such beautiful work. I am truly in awe.

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