Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good-bye My Fancy

"Good-bye My Fancy"
73" X 74"
pieced, machine quilted and embroidered by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

These blocks were made from the BLOCKS of the MONTH  at

Members and myself, contributed block tutorials using  my "Made Fabric" 
over the course of the summer.
I will be revealing all the other quilts made by members, later on Wednesday.
The tutorials are there for all to play with.
I had so much fun playing with these blocks.  

If you wonder about the name, 
I name most of my quilts after lines from poems of some sort.
For instance, I was thinking about, SAMPLERS, 
which made me think about "Whitman samplers"
(a box of chocolates, for those who don't know them, )
which made me think of Walt Whitman, 
and his poem, 

Good-Bye My Fancy!  
by Walt Whitman

Good-bye my Fancy!
Farewell dear mate, dear love!
I'm going away, I know not where,
Or to what fortune, or whether I may ever see you again,
So Good-bye my Fancy.
Now for my last--let me look back a moment;
The slower fainter ticking of the clock is in me,
Exit, nightfall, and soon the heart-thud stopping.
Long have we lived, joy'd, caress'd together;
Delightful!--now separation--Good-bye my Fancy.
Yet let me not be too hasty,
Long indeed have we lived, slept, filter'd, become really blended
into one;
Then if we die we die together, (yes, we'll remain one,)
If we go anywhere we'll go together to meet what happens,
May-be we'll be better off and blither, and learn something,
May-be it is yourself now really ushering me to the true songs, (who
May-be it is you the mortal knob really undoing, turning--so now finally,
Good-bye--and hail! my Fancy.

See?  Now it seems so obvious, right?  
Long have I been with this quilt, and now at last it's done.
How utterly romantic huh?



  1. What a gorgeous quilt! Love the name, too. :)

  2. The quilt is awesome! The title very fitting! I'd never read that poem before.....perfect! Thanks!

  3. Well and a fine good morning to you and your gob smacking quilt.

    The name works on so many levels. Just Wonderful!!!

  4. Hi, Victoria. So great to have some good poetry to enhance a lovely quilt. Liked the Kaffe post as well--oooh those fabrics!
    best, nadia

  5. As rich as a chocolate from a Whitman Sampler! Bold and beautiful.

  6. What can I say but awesome, awesome, awesome.

  7. You are a woman of sooooo many talents, and knowing poetry is just one of them :). Great quilt.

  8. Wonderful poem, wonderful quilt!!! Prettiest sampler I've ever seen. The bold blue and gold, the daisy chain and feathers, and even a "V" block. So romantic that it tugs at my heart.

  9. Like your wide border solution, with the extra feather forms in voids from the major feather. Graceful solution.

  10. What a fun quilt! The backing fabric is so playful!

  11. Love that blue! It came out great, what a fancy scrap quilt!

    Happy sewing

  12. I was showing the BOM quilts to Tom, and he really liked yours. His comment, "No wonder you really love Victoria's quilts. Beautiful." My husband has excellent taste. This is a wonderful quilt.

  13. Fabulous, your quilting is so great! I love the contrasting threads in the border, very nice! How is your mom doing?

  14. It's gorgeous. You are inspiring me to give it a try!

  15. I'm not a fan of samplers but this one is an exception ...
    love your out-of-the-box design & quilting.


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