9/09/2006

Lincoln's Platform Finished




It's done. Brought it for Show and Tell this morning at BOM LQS. If I ever get a quilt completely done like this one is, I'm as thrilled about that simple fact as I am about the quilt itself! I love the black toile border. It is Jefferson County by Michael Miller, not sure how old it is, not real old, but it was in my stash. I had to piece all of the sections and one end has three stacked pieces. Well, patchworking is the name of this game, eh? :-)

It's hard to see, but I graduated all of the prairie point colors in a (reproduction style that is) rainbow sequence.

25 comments:

Triller said...

Excellent Karen!
And your prairie points are a nice finish to it. :-)
Patty

Libby said...

It turned out wonderfully. I love the prairie point finish. No wonder you are pleased, I would be too *s*

Beth said...

I love it Karen! Nice job! And I know how you feel when you finish something, I haven't finished many things, but it sure makes me feel good when I do!

Beth

Linda_J said...

Well done and doesn't that prairie point border look good on there!

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful toile pattern for the border....

Carol said...

It is wonderful! Your prairie are just great. I'll bet they went nuts at Show and Tell.

Screen Door said...

I love the prairie points on your quilt. It turned out beautifully.
Melanie

Melzie said...

WOOHOO you did awesome! I love prairie points :D xoxo melzie

ForestJane said...

Very nice! I like the look of prairie points too, but have never tried to make them.

Quilty Nurse said...

Wow the prairie point edge is wonderful, and that toile is great too. And I'm the same as you, getting any project to a state of completion is an achievement. Well done!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

It's AWESOME! The prairie points are great - love that toile, too.

May Britt said...

WOW....this is beautiful. I love the prairie points. I have never done ending like this but after seen your quilt I am sure I am going to do prarie points.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Wow, well done, and all finished! Love the fabric

Gail said...

The prairie points turned out so well-can't believe you have it finished already.

KCQuilter said...

That turned out GORGEOUS!! Love the colors and especially the prairie points. I am a huge fan of PPs myself! Way to go.

Sweet P said...

The prairie points make a tremendous finish to the quilt. The toile is great too! In fact, I love your whole quilt.

Lucy said...

It is so lovely!!! And the prairie points are perfect !

Amy P The Calico Cat said...

NEAT! (I love the toile & hte prairie points - so glad they are arranged in a way that mirrors the blocks instead of randomly all over. & I already mentioned how I like the way you did the borders on the shoo flies - mono-chromatic, but different colors!) YAY You!

Sorry to hear about the crappy job....

Patti said...

What a great idea using the toile for the border - I don't think I would have ever thought of doing that! Changes the look of the blocks completely. What a wonderful quilt this has turned out to be. The prairie points are a nice touch along the edge.

Any chance you can find yourself a different job? Life is just too short to be so miserable!

Hanne said...

Your finished quilt looks so good.

Mary said...

This turned out great. I hope to get back to work on mine tonight or tomorrow. The prairie points are a really nice touch.

anne bebbington said...

I love Prairie points and they look extra special working their way round going through the colours - a lovely end to a really nice quilt

Laura said...

Fantastic job Karen! It is gorgeous, I love the toile also! What a great finish.

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE it Karen! You quilt is great, and I love the toile you used for the border! And the prairie points are fun too!

Darcie said...

It's more beautiful, Karen, than I could have imagined! It has such a quaint, old-worldliness (a word?) to it. Gorgeous! Give yourself a good pat on the back.