Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Red Quilt Finished

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I really really love this one. It turned out even better than I thought it would, I think its all the polka dots that won me over. I used a solid cream sheet for the back, and I’m not sure what the binding fabric is called, but its a pretty muted red that isn’t too bright. I did simple quilting, just straight stitching 1/4” from the seams to frame in the triangles. It was hard to smoosh the quilt under my machine doing those angled seams, and I certainly got a workout. Which is good since I’ve been sitting on my bum for two days.

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I got the royal eye roll when it was time for my husband to hold the quilt up for a picture. He seems to think when its picture time I get really cranky, and picky, and bark orders. Can't imagine that can you? ahem. So I used a door instead, he's officially fired as the quilt holder. :)

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Now I’m off to make this pound cake from Martha and pretend its lunch.

P.S. sorry my blog feed is being weird so you'll probably get this feed twice. And does anybody know why it takes like an hour for the feed to get sent out? Maybe that's normal. I'm feeling old with all this blog feed blah blah blah stuff, technology is leaving me in the dust!

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57 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think your quilts are so beautiful. I am constantly amazed at how fast you turn out a quilt. I do have a question... your binding looks so much smaller than mine, so I was wondering how wide to you cut your strips?

Sara Richins said...

What a beautiful quilt! I think everyone needs a good red quilt in the house somewhere!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful!!! before i saw your pics i'm thinking to make one!

Rachael Adele said...

Gorgeous! How many different reds did you use?

~Michelle~ said...

Great work chicky! And your hubby sounds very close to mine - I was taking up the entire living room last night to spray baste, and he wasn't exactly happy with that. And I don't know why there is a delay to get blog posts in google reader - I've noticed that too (people will twitter their post, but it takes a bit to show up in reader)

Karen said...

Oh Wow! That is just absolutely PHENOMINAL! Love it, love it, love it!

Blue is Bleu said...

It's such a gorgeous quilt! Bravo!

Btw my husband's been fired from quilt holding too for the exact same reason. I use hangers and the door now... they don't tend to talk back!

Aimee said...

Beautiful! I love the tan linen.

Goddess in Progress said...

Looks beautiful! I love that, while you might not instantly jump to tan as the solid to put with red prints, it works so wonderfully and gives it such a nice, muted feeling.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

I really love this. I'm not that keen on red usually, but you really worked it well! And the polka-dots get me too!

patsy said...

I LOVE IT!!
I am feeling very inspired to start a new quilt now...

Isa said...

this quilt is beautiful!!

Anna said...

I love it! It is gorgeous! And I love the painting in the background -- who is that by?

lambie-pie said...

Allison-
Thanks for your nice blog comments, I really appreciate them! I've been admiring your blog for a long time, you're a big inspiration for me. I absolutely love all of your quilts!! I really love this one, I've been thinking of doing a plain red and white quilt sometime soon. Another fave is the orange and white. I love the 9-patch you're working on too!
Ok, so I just checked the Ikea website and I don't see that cabinet either and now I'm totally having a heart attack b/c I was planning to buy it when we moved. I may just have to run down to the store and see if they have any there because I REALLY wanted it! They've also changed the bedroom furniture I wanted and now I don't like the new color. UGH! I guess I just need to learn that if I really want something, I'd better just buy it when it's there.
Have a great day and I will definitely be checking back often and I'd love to have you read my blog too!

Thanks,
Elisabeth

Ariel said...

This one turned out so well! I love the red with linen color...What is it with hubbys not wanting to help with photo shoots?? I have the same sad story at my house... ;)

Nichole said...

Really beautiful quilt! I love the simplicity of it, yet the fun diverse red prints keep it lively. Great work!

Nancy said...

Love this quilt! Love your blog too! Keep up the great work!

Diane said...

I love red quilts and yours is gorgeous!

Chris said...

Oh Allison I just LOVE this one. Simple is sometimes better! :) You inspire me to no end!! Thanks for posting this one!

The Ballstaedts said...

Wow, it seems like you just started it! You are quick! Its DARLING, I love red. I can't imagine you barking orders!! :) We need to meet up sometime, have like a girls weekend vacation... Do ever talk to Telly?

dearmrsreese said...

I love that quilt!

Leslie said...

it is beautiful...i love it

Mushyhed said...

Beautiful quilt! Love it!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I can see why you love this one...it is stunning! Makes me want to pull out all my reds and get one made. So very pretty!

Care said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Time to bust out my red fabrics!!

Lorraine said...

I'll join the chorus here , I love that quilt .
I really love that quilt !

Lisa said...

Just beautiful, I love the colors.

Andi said...

Absolutely stunning quilt!!

Linda said...

I REALLY like this quilt. I especially like how you quilted it. PS The cream sticks are melting today in Holmes Co.

roseylittlethings said...

It is beautiful!!!

ivyarts said...

The quilt is truly lovely. I admire the triangle quilting. I thought about that for one and realized how much turning I had to do and decided against it. Kudos to you!

Trisha said...

Oh, Allison! It is wonderful! I love two color quilts and I am partial to red. I love the scappiness and the simplicity of the design. Love it!

Erin O. said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

tracy_a said...

That's a lovely quilt!

zees5 said...

That's OK, I eat ice cream for dinner (: I LOVE that quilt - I want to make one of those. You did a really nice job on the binding. ~Page

Heather said...

It is beautiful! I love red and white quilts. The tan/cream offset to the red really makes this quilt *pop* Congrats :D

Jeanne said...

The red and white quilt is terrific! Nice finish.

VickiT said...

Oh that's a great looking quilt. Wonderful job!

The question of the feed taking an hour ~ I am not super knowledgable in feeds yet but, I believe I saw a setting with the defualt setting being an hour.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Looks great! Lovin' the red and tan together :)

purplegiraffes said...

Stunning. And inspiring!!!

Taiya said...

Beautiful! I love vibrant, red quilts!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh wow! Lovely quilt! It looks similar to mine - http://redpepperquilts.blogspot.com/2009/05/quilted.html

It is great in all red though! Beautiful work.

Rita

farmgirldrygoods said...

It ended up soooo loverly! Fantastic!

Amanda M. said...

What a pretty quilt! I love all the reds - very bright and happy!

Stacey said...

that is amazing!! so pretty!! i so would love to make one of those!!!

Stacey said...

that is amazing!! so pretty!! i so would love to make one of those!!!

Infanta said...

I love your red quilt. May I ask what is the name of your red polka dot with white background fabric is called? I think I will put that on my list of things to make next.

jaybird said...

i'm not usually a fan of lots of red but i really like this!!

jacquie said...

totally gorgeous...love the background fabric you chose!

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Cheryl said...

I absolutely love the quilt! Sorry, I'm so behind in my blog reads!

cranky??? I can't imagine, none of us, really!

amandajean said...

the quilt is wonderful! i love all the red polka dots, too. you really really can't go wrong with red + polka dots. :)

Julie Bagamary said...

Wonderful Quilt!

Sophie said...

i loove that flower wallpaper!!! where is it from

(the one in the first pic)

Kate said...

I love this quilt too. It's cheery, fresh, and.......................polka dotty!!! LOVE it!!

Sandra said...

It's so beautiful. I love it!

S x

GardenofDaisies said...

This is a beautiful quilt!! Sometimes the simple designs make the biggest impact!!

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