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10th Anniversary Quilt


 A 10th wedding anniversary quilt for my son and his wife, finished in 2015, and which has 480 three and a half inch appliqued blocks, each different, 60 appliqued side triangles, and 56 appliqued border blocks.  The cornerstones are half inch and the inner border is made from 3/4 inch squares.  The quilt took about 9 1/2 months from start to finish, working almost every day. It's 100X110 inches and fits their queen size bed just great.  It weighed 11 pounds when it was done. :)

 The patterns came from many many sources ( ever try to find more than 500 applique patterns that can be sewn in 3 1/2 inch blocks?!)  but I did use many from the book "Dutch Treat"  by Judy Garden.  The 'house' border was adapted from a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs' "YoYoville" quilt pattern. Their border pattern only used three different house designs...and since I didn't want any block repeated I came up with the rest from other sources, or drew them myself, Their pattern used yoyos but I made just plain fabric circles and was pleased with the result. 

The quilt is machine appliqued, with each applique being satin stitched, and home machine quilted. Hidden throughout  in the quilting are words and names, etc, that have meaning to the anniversary couple.  They will be finding them for years to come!  

Date Added: January 11, 2017


Name of Pattern or Block My own design
Owned By Jeff and Gen Palmer
Name of Maker Ellen Palmer
Name of Quilter Ellen Palmer
Year Made 2014-2015
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Bordentown
Located in State New Jersey
Located in Country USA
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Adapted Original Design
Design Source - Based On (Some blocks) "Dutch Treat" by Judy Garden
Design Source - Pattern Name (Border only) Yoyoville quilt by Bunny Hill Designs.
Design Source - Description Many other applique patterns from various sources ( over 500 blocks) .
Genre Traditional Quilt
Quilt Type Large Quilt
Quilt Width 100
Quilt Height 110
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton
Construction Technique Applique
Piecing By Machine
Applique by Machine
Types of Quilting Quilted on domestic machine
Embellishments Machine Embroidery


#6 BarbCA 2017-01-29 22:00
Wonderful quilt!
#5 luvquilting 2017-01-17 07:22
What an incredible quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!
#4 CMOELLERS 2017-01-15 08:53
WOW!!! This is an amazing quilt. It is so interesting to look at. Love, love, love it!!! Thank you for sharing your quilt with us on TQS.
#3 cfreda 2017-01-13 01:41
Wow, breathtaking.
#2 rittmeyer 2017-01-12 08:45
What a beautiful quilt. You should be so proud of what you accomplished. I hope the lucky couple have some idea how precious this quilt is. WELL DONE!
#1 RGold 2017-01-11 18:38
Ellen, your quilt is amazing! I love it!! And I especially love the house border your created. Thanks for sharing!
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