Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Grand Finale!

Can you believe it?  A whole year has gone by and we are finally ready to reveal our completed versions of Comfort and Joy by Silver Thimble Quilt Co.

To refresh your memory, this is the pattern cover.


This is Sandy's (no blog) version.   She changed up a lot of the quilt blocks and also the applique on the borders.


This one is mine.  I added a third border and didn't put any applique on them.   I decided that the quilt was busy enough and I liked the idea of having a calmer border.

 Here are some closeups of a few of my favorite blocks.


I have some cute buttons to add to the gingerbread guys which I'll do after it comes back from the quilter.  


I think this snowman is my favorite.  I might even have to do him again into a pillow or something.


This was a really fun quilt-a-long and I want to thank everyone who joined in.   It kept me on track and I'm so glad it's finished in a timely manner.   I'm so proud of myself for making the entire quilt from my stash.   (oops, sorry, that's not true...I had to buy the outer border fabric but that doesn't really count, does it?)   Once I get it quilted and sew on some embellishments, I'll be sure and show you how it turned out.  

Now go over and take a look at the finished quilts from the wonderful gals who stitched along.   It's so fun to see everyone's version of the quilt.  

Nadine, Kim, Karen, Diane and Carrie.

Thanks again ladies for playing-a-long!

Hugs, Anne

22 comments:

Kathie said...

Oh my they are wonderful and YES I agree you need to make that snowman again a pillow would be great!
hmmm gift for one of your friends at Christmas seems you all like snowmen!
thanks for sharing the journey I have enjoyed watching them grow.
Kathie

paulette said...

WOW!! Both you and Sandy did a magnificent job!! Love it done in the traditional Christmas colours!! Just wonderful!! (one down...one to go!)
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Cindy said...

Oh my, how fun and pretty!! It's just wonderful!!

Diane said...

I left a comment earlier that seems to have disappeared! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your leadership on this fun journey! Sandy's star border is wonderful, and your triple border really frames the quilt nicely. Thanks for sharing (and everything else!)

Country Prims said...

Love them both-beautiful quilt to have for Christmas! Almost 2 additions to your quilt collection-way to go? Whats next?lol!

Quilt Hollow said...

WHAT A FUN quilt!! It's adorable and I'm unsure what my favorite block is but I agree making a few into pillows or even framed pieces would be nice too! I'll take a snowman pillow. Hee!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

So cute!! I love each one of these quilts you girls have made...all different and all darling! Great job!

dianne said...

buying border fabric doesn't count - not around here, anyway ... i love this quilt - and all the rest of them, too!

well done!!!

Yvette said...

I LOVE your version! I opted not to do the border treatment for the same reason. I just got mine back from my quilter and am ready to bind it, she did a fabulous job. I will share when it's complete.

Karen said...

I will be taking a picture of my quilt this morning and doing a short post.
I like seeing the finished versions. Thank you for being the leader on this quilt project. It has been very enjoyable.

Lori said...

How exciting! I love your version (and Sandy's) better then the original!! What a super fantastic quilt!!

Anna said...

I am never saying NO to a quilt along you want to do EVER!!!

Darlene said...

I can't believe you guys have finished - has it really been a year? I've enjoyed watching and following along.

They are all fabulous and I love the changes and such.

applause, applause, applause!

Kindred Quilts said...

Simply gorgeous... I like the borders without applique. It has been fun seeing all these completed or close to it!

Sandy F. said...

All of the quilts look fantastic! Thanks so much for keeping us going for the whole year.

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Karen said...

WOW they look awesome - you both did a great job on them - hmmm how come you didn't keep me on track with this one lol - I mean I can't take total responsibility for being a failure in not keeping up - or do I have to lol. You'll see I WILL get it done. Great job Anne and Sandy - there beautiful.
Hugs - mrs. Farmhouse

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a lovely quilt!!

Kim said...

You and Sandy did a wonderful job on your quilts! I can hardly wait, now, to get my appliqued borders finished. Thanks so much, Anne, for this brilliant project. What's next?

pc sam said...

splendide!

Bev said...

FAB.U.LOUS!!!! AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL! You can send it right to me!

Cheery wave!
Bev

Candace said...

Everyone's quilts are gorgeous!
Cheers!