Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good things come to those who wait or..The Big Reveal- Vicksburg

Here is the finished product. I managed to not buy any fabric for my version. I did have to do some scrambling and fabric dying in the end to get my backgrounds but I think it looks okay. I wanted an old look anyway. I will try keep this simple.


Sashing strips-cut 36- 1 1/2"x 12 1/2" strips for sashing. Nuetral-background type

Cornerstones- cut 12- 1 1/2" squares for the cornerstones. Navy

1/2 Cornerstones along the edges (before you attach borders) Cut 3- 2 5/8" squares. Then cut on the diagonal twice to yield 4 triangles from each. 12 triangles total for the cornerstones around the edge. Navy


For your side setting triangles you will need to cut 2-18 1/2" squares. Cut on the diagonal twice to yield a total of 4 setting triangles. Neutral - background


For your corner triangles you will need to cut 2- 9 3/8" squares. Cut on the diagonal once to yield a total of 4 corner triangles. Neutral- background

I recommend laying out all the blocks, triangles and sashing before sewing. Then sew together.

For the borders-

http://www.scribd.com/doc/34743095/Borders-for-Vicksburg

Here is the link for the applique templates. We are still with Scribd for now, cross your fingers. I was able to print with no problem. When you open the document make sure it is set at 100% when you print so they are the correct size.

You will cut 4- 7 1/2"x7 1/2" squares for the border applique corners. Nuetral- background

Cut 12- 7 1/2"x 18 7/8" rectangles for the swag border blocks. Neutral-background






If it appears some of my swags don't line up, it's because they are not all sewn down. Some are pinned. I didn't want you to wait for me to finish. I have a million other projects with deadlines.



I hope you are all pleased with the final result. It is hard not knowing what you will end up with. Many thanks to all who sewed along. I have a new BOM in the works. Totally different. Stay tuned.

Free pattern is no longer available.

Dawn

21 comments:

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the free patterns!

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  2. Wow that is a beautiful quilt! What lovely work you did and thank you so much for the free pattern.

    Blessings

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  3. You did a GREAT job! I am amazed how it all came together. I better get back on the wagon and get some blocks done!

    Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  4. Lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. This is beautiful -- very nicely done! :)

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  6. This is a gorgeous quilt...great job and great pattern!

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  7. Oh, it is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I am off to get one more block done.

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations!!!

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  9. WOW....this one is gorgeous! You were so sweet to offer the patterns for FREE...I'm sure all those who made the blocks are jazzed up!

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  10. Beautiful! Thank you Dawn!

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  11. Dawn, Vicksburg is wonderful! I love the setting and the border swags are just perfect. I can't wait to get my final three blocks appliqued. I won't buy any fabric for this project either to it truly a FREE BOM. Thank you!!

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  12. This is a beautiful quilt; you are so kind to do it as a free BOM. I have downloaded the patterns as I would love to make it!!

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  13. Beautiful and love the swag borders. Thanks so much for this BOM. Excited for the next one!

    Donna Rae

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  15. Turned out sooooo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. I wish I was ready for borders on this, but I have a long way to go. I have never done a swag border, and I am very excited to get to. I plan on working on a few of these blocks on my next training trip! I love this quilt!

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  17. Thanks! Can't wait to get the rest of it together!

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  18. Oh I just love it! I have all my
    blocks sewn together. Just working
    on appliqueing the border.

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  19. Hey Dawn, Did you take into account the sashing when figuring out the side and corner triangles? I just cut a 9 3/8" square for the corner and it is too small. I referred to a quilt book and I think they need to be larger in order to fit.

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  20. Although I've been watching with interest I did not participate - too many projects on the go already! Turned out just lovely with a very heritage style. Look forward to seeing your new project. If I clear out a few WIP's I may just have a go!

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