Friday, February 5, 2016

Park Bench Quilt Top Finish

I don't often celebrate the finish of just a quilt top but this one has been in the works for over a year!



When the Park Bench pattern came out, I knew it was going on my quilty bucket list.  I loved everything about the quilt that Julie Herman made for the cover of her pattern and decided I wanted mine exactly like it!  I think it is perfection as is!!   I was lucky enough to pick up the quilt kit at a ridiculous price through Craftsy at the end of 2014.



 I started the quilt in January of 2015.  At the beginning of each month, I would choose my fabrics to make two blocks.  I was in no hurry so I was really able to savor the process.



 Every month I was rewarded with two lovely block!



Soon two blocks became six...



By the Summer, my design wall was filled with these gorgeous blocks.

The blocks did sit for a month or two....



 But I did finally get them all sewn up into this wonderful quilt top!

I hope to start quilting this sometime in February.  First I want to take a refresher on Angela Walters Dot to Dot class out on Craftsy.  I love that I can go back anytime and review a course just before tackling a big custom quilt job like this one is going to be!  Stay Tuned!!



Linking Up:


Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)
A Quilted Passion 




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24 comments:

  1. those are nice, I started some pieced hexies some time back and turned them into a sewing machine cover - love your quilt top

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  2. That is a beautiful quilt. I would be celebrating too. Blessings, Gretchen

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  3. Beautiful! I've admired that pattern since it was first introduced. Think I need to put it on my bucket list.

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  4. I love seeing the progress from the start of your projects! This is stunning. :)

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  5. Congratulations! I really like how you pieced the background; it still is not the focal point of the quilt but the variation adds nice interest. :)

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  6. How beautiful this is and going to be after quilting! Sometimes taking our time on a quilt is good, I should do that more often! Great job on this, I love it!

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  7. This is a gorgeous quilt, and I bet your quilting will add a lot to it! I really like how the background appears almost three dimensional!

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  8. Gorgeous quilt. Love the light silver gray used in the background. Blocks are so cheerful!

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  9. Lovely! It's so nice to finish a top that's been in the works for a long time!

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  10. Congrats on the finish! I gave up on mine after three blocks. Probably would have stuck with it if I had had the kit. I called mine Park Bench, Sorta, using a different layout, which you can see here:
    http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/2015/08/park-bench-sorta.html
    It now hangs in my mom's room, and I love looking at the quilting!

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  11. Congratulations on finishing this quilt. Mine is stalled and I don't know when I'll pick it up again.

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  12. Beautiful top! This one is on my list for sure (once I finish my Gravity!)

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  13. A lovely finished top Cynthia! Just love all those soft muted colours, and I look forward to seeing how you quilt it... no pressure :)

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  14. This quilt top is definitely worth linking up! It is gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing how you'll quilt it. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

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  15. Hurray hurray! I've been watching you savor this process for such a long time - looks like it was worth every moment.
    Can't wait to see it after you quilt it!

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  16. What a stunning quilt! It is nice to take your time on something and watch it come together slowly. Have fun quilting it. I would love to see that when it is done.

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  17. Beautiful finish, I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it!

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  18. It's great to see how your park Bench grew. They are beautiful blocks Cyndy and the way they float on the two toned background is wonderful! It's relaxing to work from a kit sometimes. Especially one as lovely as this! Can't wait to see how you do the dot to dot quilting.

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  19. You did a beautiful job on this one. Good luck with the quilting.

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  20. I love your background on this. It gives a lot of interest.

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  21. I like, I like and I know it is going to be even lovelier once it is all quilted.

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  22. Lovely lovely flimsy Cynthia! I am waiting for mine to arrive, the Gravity one of hers--got a terrific deal on MassDrop. (my first purchase there) I will be watching for when you quilt it; you know how much I adore Angela, period, but Dot to Dot is one of my favourite classes of hers. Did you see I, along with the lovely Julie of Pink Doxies, are hosting a Craftsy blog hop and you could win a free class? Pop on over if you haven't already...

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