Friday, February 22, 2013

Tickled Red . . . .

Tickled Red is all done, and I used every piece of fabric in the Thelma Bundle to make it.

For the red prints in the stars I used all the reds except two, I did not use the mottled red fabric or the pinkish red fabric.  I used 3 of the 4 background pieces for the stars.  The tone on tone dot fabric is in the center star, the tone on tone twig fabric is in the 4 corner stars, and the small red flower print fabric is in the remaining 4 star blocks.


For the sashing I used the mottled red fabric and for the cornerstones the pinkish red fabric.


So at this point I had not used one background fabric and had no yardage for the outer border.  For the final piece of background fabric I added a small peeper (flange) between the outer border and the sashing.  No yardage for the outer border, that's easy, just go with a pieced border.  For the outer 3 inch border I went with the same reds used in the stars cut 1 1/2 inches wide.  The corner squares are the same fabric as the sashing, the mottled red.


This is Tickled Red
Lifetime Quilt Number 101
It finished at around 27" x 27"
It has approximately 352 pieces
The fabric is the Thelma Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop

Here's all the fabric I have left over after finishing Tickled Red.  I see some red mini churn dash blocks in my future.



I've always envied the folks with pretty and festive red table toppers for the month of February, I just need to get this one quilted and I'll be good to go.







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36 comments:

  1. adorable with a capital A!!!!
    just love it, looks great on your table.
    thanks for the inspiration I think I need to whip one up too
    kathie

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  2. What a beautiful table topper! The reds are all so lovely together. And extra special because it's made with your Thelma bundle!

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love how you made this with your bundle and have so much left over. I ordered your Thelma bundle after I read about it and it arrived yesterday...it is such a yummy bundle, I could eat it!

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  4. Fabulous, and the flange is just perfect between the borders.

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  5. Very pretty. What a wonderful table topper for February and July too as well as Christmas. I see a lot of uses for it. It would also look gorgeous in the livingroom near your red couch.

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  6. Very nice and love that you were able to get it out of the bundle...gives me hope and some really good ideas. That pattern is so cute done up in reds...
    Gail

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  7. Cute, cute...love those reds! I'm going to order a Thelma bundle.
    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  8. I am squealing with delight!!! That one I would surely be a copy cat on!! LOL!!! You have another week to get it all quilted up and still be on the table for February!! I've always liked piano key borders, but never liked how people made them go the ends - I like the corner squares you did. Oh heck, I like the whole thing! Those little red stars just sparkle!!

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  9. Perfect!! This is absolutely wonderful! What a perfect quilt to make with your perfect fabric bundle!!

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  10. So cute, love the "peeper!" It is these little touches that make a quilt truly special, and your own!

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  11. Super cute. Those bundles are going to fly out of FQS now!

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  12. Oh my, that is so cute!! What a great use of your bundle!

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  13. Love your table topper. And it's especially lovely using your very own bundle!

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  14. This is Totally Thelma! I love how you used your own bundle to make it.

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  15. SO cute and I love that little 1 1/2" border just a perfect touch

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  16. Wow Thelma! Your topper is gorgeous, I love it. I'm so glad to see your bundle in action because (and I think I've already told you this) I want to make a black, grey, white and red quilt. I have everything I need except the reds. I honestly don't know how a quilter can start building a stash and end up with just 3 or four red fat quarters and a few charm squares...go figure. Of course, I believe there is a skill to building a really great stash, one that is balanced and ready for action without making trips to the LQS or an online shop. I think that skill comes naturally to some, (like you Thelma), but for quilters like me, going on 5 years now, it is learned through trial and error...more error than anything, LOL. But I think I'm getting the hang of it. I am using Riley Blakes Mystic for the black, white and greys, with a Moda Bella solid (white or a nice shade of grey for background) so I didn't want 'cutsie' reds, I wanted classy, lovely reds and your bundle looks like it will be just the ticket for I have in mind. Now we just have to wait for payday to come round...I love retirement, but the first of the month just doesn't come fast enough when a quilter has a plan she/he want's to put into action. Big Hugs...

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  17. It turned out really cute....I love the border too!

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  18. So cute... love the peeper! My Thelma bundle should arrive next week... I have plans for it, but after seeing Tickled Red, I might have to change 'em!

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  19. Adorable! That "peeper flange" is the perfect touch!

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  20. Very cute! Love how the lighter reds make the stars sparkle and the backgrounds are perfect!

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  21. This turned out so well! Love the pieced border. Looks great on your table!

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  22. It's adorable, Thelma. Love the 'peeper'. :)

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  23. Your TICKLED RED is some pretty!
    Debbie R.

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  24. This turned out so cute! All the reds work very well together.

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  25. I like stars instead of hearts for February! I can't believe that you used all but that much of your fabric bundle! I think your quilt is very pretty... but I really like your choice for the cornerstones... it makes it just perfect!

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE your RED STAR quilt Thelma! It's darling!!

    Tanya

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  27. The Thelma bundle RED STAR gets a GOLD STAR award from me!! I am blown away by how quickly you put this altoghether and it is STUNNING!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  28. Tickled Red is fantastic, Thelma. So bright and happy. Love it.

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  29. first off i love this little quilt second now i have to go get /get out all my reds and start something i guess i have something else to put on my padukah quilt show list (are you going) third i dont see any curved piecing going on here what are your thoughts im in the middle of not one but two double wedding ring quilts thats alot of pieces i would love to see hoe you put one together all the patterns are a little confusing any ideas thanks diana young

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  30. Well Thelma, you've done it again. Gorgeous! Love it.

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  31. It looks lovely! And bonus, leftovers. I love leftovers, particularly when they are some favourite fabrics.

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