Friday, March 8, 2013

British Invasion

I've posted so much about this quilt in progress I'm not sure there's much left to say now that it's finished.  

The Old North Bridge in Concord, MA is the site of the first American victory in the  Revolutionary War, the perfect place for a photo shoot!  I started working on this quilt last August and joined up with the Baby Brit QAL hosted by the fabulous dream quilt create.  Thank you so much to Cynthia for helping me stay on track!!!

The Grave of British Soldiers commemorates the 3 British soldiers who died at the bridge.  Almost all of the fabrics in this quilt were pulled from my stash with a just a few final additions from the awesomely amazing  Sew Deerly Loved and the simply perfect bias striped binding from gather here.

British Invasion
I actually finished piecing the top back in October but then got stalled piecing the back and basting, my least favorite parts of the process.  Neither task was the chore I had imagined, hopefully a lesson I'll remember.

Once everything was together the quilting went pretty quickly, helped along by several well-timed snow storms.  

A huge thank you to my fabulous husband for patiently playing the role of quilt rack on a cold, windy morning and managing to keep my quilt out of the mud (and the river)!

Quilt Stats:


Finished quilt is 63" x 70"
Pattern: Victory Garden by Busy Bee Quilt Designs
Fabrics: Lecien Flower Sugar.  Stash by: Heather Bailey, Ann Kelle, Jennifer Paganelli, Joel Dewberry, and Tanya Whelan.
Sashing: Spot On by makower uk.
Binding: Pilgrim Stripe by Lizzy House .
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread: Aurifil 2000


Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

23 comments:

  1. Awesome job Alice!! It looks fantastic! Your friend will be thrilled!

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  2. EEK! It's done! Congrats on finishing such a great quilt. Are you giving it away before retreat? If not, you should bring it up and show this baby off.

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  3. LOVE! And love the photo shoot/location, how inspired!

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  4. AWESOME! The photos are outstanding, too. Enjoyed the history to go along with it.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! The photo shoot turned out awesome!

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  6. Great finish, and I love how you staged the photos!

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  7. One of my favorites of yours! I need to make one too - you have definitely inspired me.

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  8. Beautiful quilt. I love the shot of it on the bridge and reflected back in the water.

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  9. Love the quilt and the pictures!

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  10. Visiting from crazy mum quilts. The photos are amazing and really show of the area and the quilt

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  11. Great setting for your Union Jack Quilt, it's great to see the historic sites.

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  12. Such a lovely finish - great job Alice!! Your quilt photo shoots are always so great :) Now you're all freed up for new projects - yahoo!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! What an incredible setting to do your photo shoot! I especially love the one with the quilt on the soldier. Thanks so much for joining my quilt along Alice :)

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  14. Brilliant choice for your photo shoot!! I love the quilt, especially the colors. Sew sweet!!

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  15. Beautiful, this pattern is going on my to do list

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  16. It's wonderful! and I love the photo shoot, you must have been frozen by the end :)

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  17. The quilt is beautiful, the photos are amazing. I love the colors you used in your quilt. I can see how much thought you put in on how to use the fabric design to complement the pattern :-)

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  18. Lovely... This pattern is on my wishlist!

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  19. Love you quilt :-). Great job with the pictures!

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  20. Wow - this is an amazing quilt! And the location for your photoshoot is perfect. :o)

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