Monday, October 10, 2016

Alice Payne - Finale

Alice Payne Finished~
Finished size is 76" x 76"
Like Alice, I also used cheddar for the binding.  I really like how the fans in the corners turned out.
 I also used muslin on the back.  It is great for seeing all the hand quilting.  Still need a sleeve and label.
It was nearly 1 year to the day after completing the top, and about nine after starting the hand quilting.

I went to Illinois last week to visit my dear Mary who purchased the original (on right) in NYC in 1995 and gifted to me in 2013.  I felt it was important for her to see it first and in person.
We had an "Alice Payne Day" at The Piecemaker Applique' group.
Kathy S. made a replica of the original.   It is great - as is everything that Kathy does.  Here is her finished top.
The first version created was a group effort with 16 of us making one block each (I made the strawberry block).  We held a raffle for the blocks and Betty won and used green for the sashing.
Here is Susan's finished contemporary version.  Susan included her own bird design.  I love to see these personal touches.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks that I posted on instagram.
Luckily, all turned out just fine - no running and just the right amount of puckering.

Chicaoland was my home for over 40 years.  I know I'm back when I stroll through here:
A beautiful sky as I headed back east.
I have been welcomed back with a mailbox stuffed with wonderful broken dishes blocks!  Wee - it's been fun opening all the packages.  I'll be sending reminder emails this week to swappers - deadline is in 5 days and I'm waiting for about half of you.  eeeek

Thank you again for the encouragement on finishing Alice Payne.  I'm intending to work on a pattern this winter.

Have a great week!
xo

45 comments:

  1. So lovely to see all the different versions! Great finishes all around.

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  2. What a masterpiece and beautiful tribute to Alice Payne. All of the versions are special. Thanks so much for the broken dishes swap!

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  3. The original Alice Payne is a wonderful quilt, especially for all the inspiration it created! Your version is lovely; I especially like the eagle block! Thanks for sharing all the other versions as well - now my hands are itching to do some applique. My BD blocks should arrive tomorrow - can't wait to see all the different swap blocks!

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  4. It is truly stunning and you did an amazing job replicating it!!

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  5. So, so good to see old friends here again!! I miss everyone and the wonderful work they were always so willing to share. Your version of Alice Payne is lovely, Barb!

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  6. Yay Barb! It is a pleasure meeting the finished Alice. She's gorgeous. Congrats to you on a year well spent.

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  7. In true Barb style you made this beautiful and FUN. I love seeing the other versions as well as yours. What a wonderful heirloom you've created and knowing the stories that go along with it make it even more special. Thanks for sharing all of the them!

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  8. I am absolutely thrilled for you on this finish, Barb! It is, as Lori said, truly stunning!
    I love that you got together with the original purchaser and "gifter" of the quilt. Really fun to see all of these versions together.

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  9. Oh wow!! Beautiful and that hot red washer. My color.

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  10. You did a wonderful job on this quilt and it's a real masterpiece !! Congratulations for this finish... All of the others are stunning too and I love the idea of 16 persons worked each on a block ! It's the quilt of passionate quilters !
    Nice to see Mary on your post !! Big hugs to her ....
    xoxo

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  11. What a treasure! I'll bet Mary was beaming with pride! Just beautiful!

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  12. Oh Wow Barb! Your quilt is gorgeous -- Congratulations on a fantastic finish! It looks like you had a wonderful trip - how fun to share this project with all of your old friends!

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  13. Yea! Congratulations! It's wonderful, and has so many friends already. Beautiful work. A real treasure.

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  14. Thanks for a fun and colorful post. I am looking forward to your pattern.

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  15. So beautiful. I can't wait till the pattern is available. Hugs

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  16. Alice Payne is lovely! Congratulations on this stunning finish! Kelley Secrest

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  17. Love this post. Quilting and friendship, doesn't get any better! My blocks are in the mail.

    Rondi

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  18. Beautiful finish and loved seeing all the other versions. What an awesome quilt! Congratulations!

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  19. What an absolutely glorious quilt! You're very brave using that deep red for the borders, but it turned out just right!

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  20. What a fabulous finish!! I love the cheddar binding. Your handquilting looks lovely - front and back. I'm so very glad nothing ran when you washed it! How cool to see yours together with the original and the other reproductions. I bet it was a fun night at guild :0) How fun to have a mailbox stuffed full of quilt blocks instead of bills and advertising.

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  21. Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

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  22. Congratulations on this Masterpiece finish! The back is so lovely it could easily pass for a reversible quilt. Wonderful! ;^)

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  23. Congrats on your beautiful finish! I love how you make a 'replica' and totally turn it into a you quilt. Wonderful job. Loved seeing the others quilts too, esp. the one interpreted in such different colors! I have often looked at your work on this quilt and wondered if I might have to make my own. It's such a great quilt!

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  24. It is fun to see many versions of this quilt. Sounds like a fun gathering of friends!
    Congratulations on the finish!

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  25. Oh what a wonderful finish! I always say a little prayer as a quilt goes into the wash! We put so much of ourselves into them. It was great to see all the different versions!

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  26. I swoon everytime I see this quilt. Congratulations on finishing it. How perfectly wonderful to celebrate with a AP party with several versions and a lovely get together with special friends.

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  27. Wow, Barb!! What amazing quilts. Congratulations on finishing yours - it looks wonderful, especially the quilting from the muslin back.

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  28. That is an amazingly beautiful quilt! Wow! You appliqué ladies do a great job with it. I can't wait to get my blocks!

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  29. Alice made a masterpiece originally and you made another masterpiece. Alice would be super pleased with your quilt as Mary appeared to be too. Wouldn't Alice be surprised how many people love and admire her quilt! Congratulations on a spectacular finish.

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  30. Absolutely fantastic finish! Congrats! Such an incredible reproduction of a treasure! Super fun seeing all the different versions.

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  31. Yours and the others are all so beautiful!

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  32. So beautiful, Barb! Wonderful of you to share it with your friend, Mary, first. Loved seeing it next to the original :) Fantastic finish!

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  33. It is so lovely Barb! You must be so happy with your finish! Lovely that you let Mary be the first one to see it finished. She must have been thrilled.

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  34. What a great quilt and a great post.

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  35. Congratulations on your finish - your quilt is beautiful - and how wonderful to see all the other versions too - including the original!!

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  36. As usual, Barb, you've made an inspirational quilt. Lovely photos of everyone and their quilts.
    Norma

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    1. Thanks Norma - I always appreciate your support and encouragement.
      xo

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  37. Your quilt is amazing. Looks like a great trip.

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  38. The cheddar binding makes for a glorious finish. I have so enjoyed watching your progress on the quilt. It all tells such an interesting story from start to finish.

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  39. Congratulations on this stunning finish and how fun to see you traveling with Alice and all of the friends and quilts meeting up! :)

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  40. Congratulations on this stunning finish and how fun to see you traveling with Alice and all of the friends and quilts meeting up! :)

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  41. What a gorgeous quilt! And so fun to see all the wonderful variations!
    Phew... so relieved that there was no dye running!

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  42. Yes a gorgeous finish...and right about the spot in your post where you showed in the washing machine, was I thinking...oh I hope it doesn't run. LOL!!! YEAH!!! It didn't. ENJOY a wonderful finish.

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  43. As usual I am AWED!! Your Alice is Stupendous!

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