Brinton Hall Progress!

After nearly a year, I finally was able to pull the papers from my Brinton Hall medallion.


That back sure looks messy!

Yesterday, I finished the borders. Sigh. So happy to be at this stage! Both the red and taupe border fabrics are from French General.



And here is the whole thing!

I love this large print in the border and was happy to have enough that I could center the motifs on each side. I’m so happy with how this turned out! I love all the scrappy hexies here! It finished at a bit under 60 inches square. It made it a goal to finish this before I left for Arizona and that really pushed me to get this done. Now I will take my time figuring out how to quilt this.

Linking up with Mel’s Quilting Room, Free Motion by the River, She Can Quilt

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
This entry was posted in Brinton Hall, Civil War Repro Quilts, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Brinton Hall Progress!

  1. Sandra B says:

    Beautiful finish, Katy! I have really enjoyed following along on your journey to complete the quilt top….. Love all the fabrics…..I think the red border frames everything so nicely, and that taupe border is perfect…. Cannot wait to see how you decide to quilt it!

  2. Sandi says:

    It is gorgeous! I love the French General fabrics you used, they look wonderful. I’m a huge fan of French General anything. Hugs,

  3. lois92346 says:

    I don’t think the back looks messy at all. You should see some of my cross stitch backs. haha. You really have a talent for choosing the right colors to frame your beautiful work. Giving yourself a target date does speed things along. Looking forward to seeing it quilted, Katy.

  4. Val W says:

    That looks lovely. You have the patience of a saint, Katy.

  5. Congratulations ; it is just beautiful!

  6. It sure is a beauty and a true work of art!

  7. susanna0841 says:

    Love it. The borders look great and the hexies are beautiful!

  8. Pat Anderson says:

    This is beautiful! I love EPP but baste through the papers (hate the glue method)…I see that basting through just the fabric has the benefit of keeping the back neater. I don’t find it messy at all and looks like the basting keeps it nice and flat! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. anudge says:

    Lovely. Well done!

  10. Good for you, did one paper pieced took me almost 15 years to finish mine it is beautiful gtrat job

  11. Nicky says:

    A labour of love! Bravo on this scrappy finish – thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

  12. Carole S. says:

    Beautiful! This one’s on my list, too, and I have a few hexies basted, but other things have taken over my time. Thanks for reminding me how pretty this one is. Maybe it will motivate me to get going on mine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s