Friday, 29 May 2015

The first 1718 quilt top from the book?

Lynn Durham might be the first quilter to have finished a top using "The 1718 Coverlet" book's patterns - at least, she's the first person who has posted a photo of a finished top on the 1718 Quiltalong page on Facebook.  Lynn wrote -

Ta Dahhhh!!!!!!! It's nowhere near perfect, but it's done! ( well, the top is). Think I'll take a break before wadding and backing and binding and quilting. I'm so pleased, despite its imperfections. I've never made a double bed quilt before, nor have I made anything so complex. 

Thankyou Susan Briscoe and Sarah Fielke and all the others involved in this project. And my friend for buying me the book back in March. I'm going back to look at it again. ( it does have extra green bits in, where my sizing seemed to be totally out. Thought if I'm going to fudge it, I'll fudge it in style).

It looks amazing Lynn!  Thanks for giving me permission to share your photo on my blog.  I hope your quilt top inspires lots of other quilters to have a go at this amazing quilt.  Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it too.


Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! It's wonderful to see this. I've done only the first three rows. This is inspiring me to carry on. It's beautiful! Thanks.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Awesome - a riot of color and pattern. I just received the book and can't wait to dig in!