Friday, February 14, 2014

Blogger Girls BOM 2013

I have a quilt finish...a real finish, with the piecing, the quilting, the label and even the binding all done! You have seen a lot of this quilt in the past year, in units, in blocks, in rows, and as a flimsy. You may have even seen it when it was quilted. But today I get to show you the entire quilt. Of course, you will also see the props I used...snow, snow, and more snow.


The quilt is the result of my participation in Monique Dillard's Blogger Girls BOM 2013. Although the free BOM has now been removed from her  blog, she has started a new one for this year. Check it out HERE.

Her BOM's are six months in length with one block designed every month in two variations. As you can see, I chose to make the 12 block version. Woodworker Hubby says this quilt is his all-time favorite quilt, quite a compliment from a guy that can be very honest in his critiques! He had to do some shovelling for me so I could hang it ouside for a picture.


He shovelled me right out to the clothesline...


He even helped me name it. We were brainstorming one day while we were skating at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Center. I asked him what he thought of with the colours black and red and he said blackberries. So let me introduce you to "Blackberry Sampler".


I adore the quilting that was done by Ange from one of my "almost" LQS's, Quilting on the Mira.


My label says it all...


Thanks for coming by. It's a great day for quilting!



45 comments:

  1. what a wonderful quilt. And you have enough snow that you just want to cuddle underneath it.

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  2. It is really stunning, Lesley. I can see why it is his favorite.

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  3. I can see why this is your husband's favortie quilt. It is gorgeous! I'm glad you didn't get lost in the snow drifts on the way to the clothesline!

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  4. Stunning...get the paddles out...got to jump start that heart!!
    P

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    1. Paulette is just too darn cute! I'm giggling!

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  5. Wonderful finish and I think it is a great name for the quilt - super label.

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  6. Just beautiful Lesley , congrats on such a wonderful finish and I love the quilting ! Happy valentines day :-)

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  7. Hi Lesley, Lovely quilt, good to see you back in motion!
    Have a warm weekend.

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  8. Your Blackberry Sampler is Gorgeous ! Congrats on a great finish !

    Happy Valentines Day !

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  9. What a beautiful quilt! Delightful backdrop for it, too.

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  10. Wheee! A Quilted Kite! Happy Happy Valentines Day Lesley! It's so good to see you enjoying your craft again! Keep up the good work!

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  11. Such satisfaction we get when a quilt is truly, totally, absolutely finished. Add to that a couple thumbs up from the hubbie, and life just doesn't get much better.
    Your Blackberry Sampler is a gorgeous version of the Blogger Girls pattern. I like Monique's plan for making 2 versions of each block. Enough for a quilt can be done so quickly.
    Thanks for taking the time to create a timely background for the photos. It's definitely a special quilt.

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  12. Blackberry Sampler is a perfect name. The quilting looks great. I like the way your labels are so detailed.

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  13. Beautiful quilt Lesley, love the colours.xx

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  14. What a beauty! A real treasure. Love the name. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. What a gorgeous finish! Your quilt is very beautiful!

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  16. What a great accomplishment Lesley - I'll bet you feel great to have it done - especially the label which is something I rarely remember to add. Sweet that hubby takes an interest in your quilting. Congrats on a great finish!

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  17. I love it! Mine is still unquilted--I need to get on that. I love the name, too--so clever of your husband.

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  18. I love this one, too. You chose such pretty fabric. Love it. What a nice hubby you have.

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  19. Gorgeous. I can see why he likes it. Great name too.

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  20. Beautiful, Leslie. Really nice. And your DH loves it too. A bonus, yes. Congratulations.

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  21. Congratulations Lesley, it is a beautiful finish. I love the 'yellow' (cream?) you used as your background fabric. I love the photos in the snow. Love it all!!!!

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  22. What a stunner Lesley. Just beautiful and such lovely backdrops for your photos. Love the name you chose too xx

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  23. The quilt looks wonderful, and the name is just great. Hope your arm is behaving?

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  24. MMmmmmm...love blackberries...but not as much as this Blackberry Sampler. It truly is beautiful, Lesley. I have to agree with Mr. CQ on this one.

    You have waaaay more snow than us. But we'll call it even because I have waaaay more fabric than you...I think! *wink*

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  25. What a stunner, Lesley! Your hubby picked the perfect name for it, too! A true treasure!
    Cheers!

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  26. What a gorgeous quilt! and a finish! Two great things in life.....grin.

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  27. It's a beauty... love the colors you used! And yay for the finish too.

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  28. What a great sampler, Lesley. The colors are wonderful! LOVE this finish!!

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  29. Just magnificent!!! Love your outdoor pictures... snow and all!

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  30. That is a great quilt and the perfect name. Enjoy it as I'm sure you will.

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  31. Your blackberry sampler is wonderful. So good to see your BOM finished and looking great. Great use of the snow to show it off - yes, I know you had no choice!! Good to see hubby claiming naming rights.
    Your work is lovely.

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  32. Congrats on a great finish!!! I too enjoyed the outdoor pics as well. :)

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  33. Beautiful quilt. Great to see the finished product.

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  34. Wow! It is just gorgeous and looks great out there in the snow!

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  35. You did such a beautiful job - great fabric choices and a great finish.

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  36. Congrats on a fabulous finish Lesley!! It is beautiful and how sweet of your hubby to shovel a path to the clothesline! Looks like it wants to blow away!

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  37. WOW! I love your Blackberry Sampler. It is really striking. And what a sweet sweet hubby!
    xo jan

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  38. It is gorgeous! I love the way the sashing was done. I don't believe I've ever seen sashing like it! Very unique!

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  39. Your quilt is beautiful! I am envious since I have not made the sashings yet, but the blocks are all done! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  40. It's lovely! I don't like this years sampler as much so I'm not printing this one out. My husband never takes much notice, just smiles nods and says yes it's nice. That is, until he saw the red and white maple leaf quilt I made for my cousin and his wife's (who is Canadian) newborn son. He said I really like that! High praise from a man of few words.

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  41. Lesley,
    I just sent an email back to you, responding to your comment. I guess I should have looked at your blog first. You are not a "new" quilter by any means! :) You'll do fine on the measurements.
    I just wanted to say that I absolutely love this quilt. I mean LOVE. It's beautiful and you should be very proud!
    ~Heather

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