Friday, January 29, 2010

Red Squared



Almost two months ago I asked for help on picking borders for this quilt. Since then it has sat in the WIP pile waiting for me to get a walking foot because I wanted to quilt this with lines.

I got my foot and finished it up! It come out as 49 x49. It is made from 2 charm packs of Rouenneries by French General for Moda Fabrics, border and backing are from my stash.

I am calling it Red Squared, (in honor of my daughters math homework). If you look close you can see the tag on the right side of the backing. This is the first quilt I have sewn a tag on.




Loving this fabric so much, I could not waste a single square, so I made up a little mini that served as practice for the walking foot and is now designated as a candle mat.




I am sharing this for Sew and Tell, be sure and check out the other projects this week! Also, be sure to check back on Monday 2/1 when I will be posting a give away!







29 comments:

  1. I like how you pieced the back of this! Making a little mini quilt looks fun, too.

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  2. I love the mini quilt! I have some fabrics scraps that I love and couldn't figure out what to do with them...now I know!

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  3. good idea using that smaller block to practice one! YOu did an excellent job!

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  4. Love your quilting job and your fabric/color choices.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today,
    Carole

    http://sewcuteblog.blogspot.com

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  5. I have a fixation with using up every bit. I love the idea of a practice quilting!!! Thanks for the timely tip!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  6. Very attractive quilt! I love, love, love red! Good quilting job! I also make little mats for under candles, decorations on shelves, etc. Softens up a room, I think.

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  7. Diane I love both these quilts! Great job with the quilting and the wide border really shows off the pieced centre. Awesome job!

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  8. I really like to quilt in straight lines. Your quilt if beautiful. The colors are so warm and inviting!

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  9. the quilt looks lovely, but i really love the little mini you made. so cute

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  10. Great job with the straight line quilting. The back is lovely too!!

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  11. I can't decide which side I like more - the front or the back. Very nice.

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  12. Oh that turned out beautiful! Great job! Doesn't it feel good to quilt yourself too!?! I also love your wonky rails quilt and your baby snowballs. The colors are beautiful!

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  13. that's really pretty. i just love the backing you did!

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  14. Lovely fabric and pattern - your pieced backing is also wonderful! I like your cute candle mat too! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love, love, love your quilts. I have some of that fabric too. I couldn't resist such a wonderful range. It was just so different and vintage looking. I am hoping to cut mine up into triangles.

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  16. Your quilt is gorgeous and your little mats are super cute! I still do not know how to use my walking foot.
    :o) Trish

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  17. Gorgeous! and I love the little mats!

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  18. Absolutely lovely--I love making things out of the leftover bits (we already know they look good together). Nice job.

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  19. Great projects. I can see why you wanted to use all the fabric. The mini is great. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I can never settle on what is my favourite fabric in that line. I have a bunch and can't bear to cut into it. But seeing yours may give me that push I need to make something out of it! Great finish - thanks for sharing!

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  21. You are SO talented. Loved looking through your work!

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  22. I love it! That fabric line is growing on me for sure!

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  23. How fun! Love the back, it just looks happy :o)

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  24. Wow! Gee that looks great!

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  25. both beautiful. I like that fabric too!

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  26. This looks so fancy!

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