Thursday, January 13, 2011

Red, White and Wonderful...ly Done !

Here it is, my first official finish for 2011, and it's a keeper!!

Red, White and Wonderful by Gerri Robinson.

So the last time you stopped by, I had the center blocks all pieced.

Next step, the inner border.....




which is mitered.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this project was a kit I bought from Lisa/Stashmaster.

The fabric, Roman Holiday, came out several years ago, so in the back of my mind I was aware that if I made a mistake cutting out this kit, I probably stood little chance of being able replace the fabric. That was particularly true with the border fabric, so what did I do...

of course, my very first cut of the very first strip, I was off by 1/2 inch!! Oh no, what to do!!! There was really nothing I could do, but cut all the remaining strips wrong and hope for the best.....and I got lucky, and got the best.......



The border fabric is cut lengthwise, when I lined up my ruler, I lined it up down the middle, but cut it a half inch too narrow, which forced me to cut the opposite side a half an inch wider, giving me that cute little scallop design running down the left side of the inner border fabric. Don't you just love it when stuff like that happens!!

So here it is, and I can't improve on the name, it is Red, White and Wonderful.



My first finish for 2011.

This is Lifetime Quilt #64,

it finished at 57" X 57",

and has approximately 201 pieces ( a new low for me I think!).

I'm not familiar with Gerri Robinson, but someone left a comment that they had several of her patterns, so I did a little research and she has a wonderful website with some beautiful kits and patterns. Her website is called Planted Seed Designs. I really love her Bellissima pattern made from Luna Notte by 3 Sisters for Moda. The pattern is in McCalls Quick Quilts February/March 2011 Magazine, out now.

That makes two amazing patterns I've seen that used Luna Notte, Eventide, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company and Bellissima.....and I've still not bought that fabric!

I heard on the evening news that every state in the US has snow, except for one, Florida.....



we're enjoying ours!

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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish!! Yes, I do love when neat little things happen because of the small mistakes that we made. The scallops are perfect!! I saw the same thing, every state but Florida!! We certainly got our share... 24 inches!! Way too much for me. But where oh where in Hawaii did they get snow. Had to be high up in the mountains, right?

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  2. Your quilt turned out beautiful. Congrads!

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  3. Wow, this one took my breath away. Stunning!

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  4. Thelma it is spectacular! Cooper sure looks like he's having a blast! No snow here in Florida but when we were walking the boys this morning the wind chill was in the 20's...Chilly!

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  5. Beautiful! I haven't dared mitering corners like that yet. I have Luna Notte to be cut today in a fig tree pattern. I do love that Eventide. Haven't located it yet though.

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  6. What a perfect mistake. The name describes it very well - wonderful.

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  7. Lovely quilt! Roman Holiday is one of my all time favorite fabric lines. Love the border fabrics!

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  8. This is a gorgeous quilt!!! I love the Roman Holiday fabric and have made several quilts out of it and now I am hoarding the scraps...lol

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  9. suh-weet!

    i love snow
    i just wish it fell more selectively
    like NOT on the walks ... and driveways ... and parking lots ... and my head

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  10. you amaze me with every quilt you make. this is so beautiful. My goal this year is to follow a pattern from beginning to end. I always seem to change something on every pattern, annoying habit sometime.

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  11. Love this quilt and I made the mistake of going and looking at her web site. I have never tried any pattern of hers but definitely will be now. BTW, we got 20 inches of snow in NH yesterday so that combined with the foot we got December 26th, it will be here until May I think.

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  12. Oh what a beautiful quilt! Great job on that mitering too! I loved that line. One of my all time favorites!
    Happy Day!

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  13. It's gorgeous! Love how your "mistake" turned out! Enjoy the snow!

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  14. WOW it looks gorgeous! We may not have any snow in Florida, but it has been bitterly COLD!!!!

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  15. Another Wonderful finish! Just grand!

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  16. What a gorgeous and very elegant quilt this is ! Great job on the mitering of the corners !

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  17. I remember seeing that quilt in the magazine... it was beautiful-Roman Holiday is a gorgeous line of fabrics. You did a specatcular job with it. I love it even more than the original.

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  18. Thelma, That is one beautiful quilt. I am so glad that it worked out for you after the cutting error. Look forward to seeing more beautiful quilts this year.

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  19. That's a beautiful finish! I'm glad the cutting error didn't affect you. I heard the thing on the news too, but the snow here is only in the mountains...it doesn't snow much in California...it was 76 today at my house! Your snow loves wonderful to me!

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  20. #65 will look great on your red couch. I must look for the new McCalls Quick Quilts as I agree with you on the design that uses Luna Notte.

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  21. No snow here! Woo hoo! I love Red, White, and Wonderful! You did a great job.

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  22. That little scallop around the border couldn't be more perfect. This one turned out great!

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