Friday, April 15, 2016

The Betty Quilt.... The Finish

I am betting that you did not see all the Happy Dancin' going on around here - but you can take a moment - picture it - No!  I did not fall!   And are you ready to see why????



it is a little dark in the photo - but!I wanted to show all the texture.

I stitched in the ditch on each and every block - It really helped the quilt to lay perfectly flat - Made me happy.






And just in case  - check it out - it ! is ! bound!!!   and there is a label - sort of forgot a shot of that!



Here's another close up - just because

And a picture of the back




I found this on the clearance rack at  Quilters Stash, and I think I may have giggled. This is the exact wall paper that was in the dining room of the Birmingham House that Betty and Doug Lived it! How cool is that?   ( and remember I was pretty little, so it may be smaller than what she had - but its close enough)


There were a few comments on the Monday post about what the block was called - They called this quilt the Ducks' Walk - or the Duck in the Pond.

The original Quilt was made in 1870 by Donor Betty Quarton Hoard's grandmother, Mary E. Beardlsee Durkee, The original version of this quilt with fabrics from the family store. The quilt features madder brown, pink, and purple fabrics in the geometric and abstract prints popular in the 1860-1880 time period. Because the family did not use the quilt, its colors remain bright.



And now - I think I want to reproduce another of their quilts.... I might be hooked !


Linking up to:

Confessions - Whoop Whoop
Off the wall Friday

TGIFF
Ft Worth Fabric studio
WIPs be gone

20 comments:

Angie said...

A really wonderful finish! The quilting is a perfect complement to the blocks. Love the backing!

Judy said...

Beautiful quilt! Love your colors

Gypsy Quilter said...

Betty would be proud! Great finish.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Lovely quilt, and I've enjoyed your stories about it. Congrats on getting it bound and labeled. Love that backing!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So lovely! I have been looking for a fabric like your backing. Lucky you for finding it. Your quilting is beautiful!

Vicki W said...

It's a pretty quilt on it's own but I love the story that goes with it!

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous finish!

Christine Feldstein said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful finished quilt! The colors are soft and warm and the backing looks great!

The Joyful Quilter said...

A new series is born. LOVE that you found the PERFECT backing in the clearance bin!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

This looks wonderful. Thanks for the name of the block. I think I need to make one for myself! Do you free motion quilt or use a computer? I love your block designs.

Schulz Family said...

visiting from crazy mum quilts. Wow this is a spectacular quilt

Go-Go Kim said...

Hole Scrap! That is outstanding! Fantastic finish!!!!!

Salmagundi said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Sally

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Your quilting is very beautiful. Your quilt too! I like that you have one quilting motif for the solids and another one for the blocks.

WeedyMama said...

Congratulations! Betty is smiling. And you made your deadline.

So, that block is "Ducks on the Pond"? Something about the quilting design makes me think of square dancing, so you have Ducks on the Pond Square Dancing. Now your "happy dance" has a name.

Patti said...

great choice of quilting in the blocks. I love the story too.

Missy Shay said...

I looks great and I love the colors! The backing is a great pattern!

Lara B. said...

Wonderful Alycia! A beautiful quilt and so very meaningful too! I love the story behind it. It's also really funny that you backed in in fabric just like the wallpaper you remembered!

Angie in SoCal said...

What a coincidence about the backing! Love the quilt and the quilting is divine. Just a stunning job. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone so I could see your work. Blessings,

Kate said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish! How fun that the backing matches her wall paper.