Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It's A Red Letter Day

This quilt has been on my to do list for years, I loved the look but was intimidated by amount of pieces that made up this quilt.  I don't know what I was waiting for, sure, there are a lot of pieces in this top, but the process was easy and I enjoyed every day in my sewing room while I worked on it.

Someone mentioned the old quote, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time" to me when I started this project.  And I thought about that elephant while I pieced all the strip sets and 540 geese.  It's really the same for any project we start, regardless of the number of pieces, it's just one bite at a time.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 231
The pattern is A Red Letter Day by ThimbleCreek Quilts
It finished at 69" x 69"
The red fabric is Moda Bella Solid 9900-16 Christmas Red (I prewashed this fabric and the color catcher came out as white as it went in!)  And the white is Moda Bella Solid 9900-98 .
It has approximately 2,917 pieces. 



This pattern is still available from ThimbleCreek Quilts, click here.  I saw a navy blue version online that was stunning.


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17 comments:

  1. Red and white quilts are just stunning. Beautiful job.

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  2. I love that quilt and like you say - one bite (piece) at a time and it gets done. I love that about quilts with many pieces - think one block at a time.

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  3. OMG....beautiful Thelma! I think this is my new favorite and yes, I agree that a Navy would be striking. This quilt looks to be a labor of love and you nailed it ;)))

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  4. Beautiful! Beautiful! I've had this pattern for years but just keep putting it to the back of the pile because so many pieces. Maybe this will be the year that I finally make mine. Love that RED!

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  5. I just loved your Christmas stitching Thelma...Santa looks great against those beautiful log cabin blocks.
    This quilt with its stunning red and whites is also a beauty. You do such wonderful work!

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  6. It's gorgeous, Thelma. Stunning. Maybe I need to grill my elephant to make it more palatable! :)

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  7. My goodness, what a labor of love! I know that you're really good at Flying Geese now! It's gorgeous! How will you quilt it?

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  8. Wow, the number of pieces is quite intimidating! It looks gorgeous so definitely worth all the work.

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  9. Bravo, Thelma. You've done it again and created a masterpiece in the doing. Love it. Stephani in N. TX

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  10. I cannot even imagine how many hours of work are in this masterpiece... all the cutting and sewing and block construction... OMG! Fantastic job!

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  11. Such an ambitious project, and beautifully done!

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  12. Gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on the finish!

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  13. Wow! Beautiful quilt. Love the red and white.

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