Monday, July 10, 2017

Red and White Finish

One of my quilting goals for 2017 is to piece a Red and White quilt.  And this is my go to bible when it comes to red and white quilts, and one of my favorite quilt books.

 

I have at least 20 pages of quilts marked with post-its that I would like to make at some point, so it was just a matter of selecting one of the 20, which was easier than I expected, mainly because I know this is not my last red and white quilt.


So this is the quilt top I decided on, first, because as you know, hsts are my favorite block, and also because this is one of the quilts in my Red and White Tribute Quilt.  I think it would be fun to have life-size versions of all the mini quilts in my tribute quilt.


I pre-washed my Moda Bella Solids, and I used a color catcher for the red,  it didn't pick up any color at all, way to go Moda.

And Voila!


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 207 - Red and White Lady of the Lake
It finished at 66 1/2" x 74 1/2"
The red fabric is Moda Bella Solid Christmas - 9900-16 - the white is Moda Bella Solid 9900-98
It has 645 hsts for a total of 1,290 pieces.
The large hsts are 6 1/2" and the small ones are 2 1/2"


I miss-counted my 2 1/2" blocks and ended up with 125 extra, plus the pieces for even more.


That's OK, that's just a jump start on the next one, sometime down the road.





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16 comments:

  1. A very nice start to getting all the quilts done in your Tribute Quilt and what a great crisp looking top....one down and how many to go???

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  2. Beautiful red and white quilts!

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  3. Beautiful! Red and white (and blue and white for that matter) are fav's of mine, as is that book. Congratulation, a beautiful top.

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  4. Very nice, it looks perfectly squared up on your design wall! I think it could take some special quilting. What's next for you?

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  5. Gorgeous! All your quilts are awesome, Thelma!!

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  6. Awesome quilt.. Red and white quilts - love, love, love. Color bleeding, egh! Scary. Even in needlework, it happens the red lint fuzzes over on your linen. Made a note to use the Moda Bella Solid for security. Love your quilts, and your blog. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  7. I just saw this on IG and had to jump on the computer and say how much I love this quilt. There's something about using 1 color with white that really grabs me, especially RED! I love how you blog about your quilts with how many hst, how many blocks etc......
    I enjoy reading your posts!!!
    Peggy in NJ

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  8. Stunning, Thelma! What method did you choose to make your HSTs? I haven't had any extra time lately and I haven't sewn in a month. I need to get down to my machine and sew!! Have a great day.

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  9. Beautiful. I love red and white and have a couple in my possession.

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  10. Wow I love your red and white quilt!

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  11. Just beautiful, Thelma. This is why I fell in love with your blog - a traditional quilt and in my favorite color red. I know you lean toward more modern quilts these days, but I still love your blog and still love to see what you are sewing. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Oh my good heavens that's a lot of HSTs!!
    Beautiful!

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  13. You seem to land on the exact quilts I too love...the house ones and now the red and white. Always thought I'd stitch a Dear Jane in reds. Yours are gorgeous!

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  14. I just recently found your blog and have added you to my feedly reader so I can start being a regular reader - love what i see of your work - that red/white book is on my list to get one day. I have already made a red/white Dear Jane - it might be time to start another red/white quilt. I wish I would have kept track of all my quilts like you have but I started 30+ years ago and have only been blogging for 10!

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    1. That's interesting, because a Red and White Dear Jane is on my list, lol. That's an amazing accomplishment, Congratulations. Thanks for stopping by.

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