Monday, May 28, 2012

Red Quilt

Remember this shady red block? I finished piecing the quilt...


I really had a hard time deciding on the design of this quilt, but I am glad I went with something simple.

My mom is not really into bold patterns, and busy designs, so I know she will love this.


I am enjoying the time with my family during the Memorial Day weekend, but every now and then, my thoughts wander to how to finish this quilt. Since I am starting to get used to machine quilting, there are a couple ideas I am curious to try, but I know my mom LOVES looking at hand quilted stitches. Hmmm... What to do, what to do.

Because the quilting can change the whole look of the quilt, I am stuck (again) and trying to make up my mind. Hopefully I can finish this quilt before her birthday.

15 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! Very nice work on this lovely red quilt:)

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  2. I love the attention to detail and design that goes into all your work. You made your mom a beautiful quilt. I cannot believe how quickly you can turn out a project.

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  3. It is lovely! I know how gorgeous your hand quilting is...but I know how much time it takes too. I say just stare at it for a day or two, the perfect quilting style will come to you!

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  4. I wouldn't have thought to do a pieced block with different shades of the same color. I love it! It's a beautiful quilt.

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  5. Oh how pretty! I'm super curious to see how you quilt this one; my first quilt (that isn't finished) is a similar pattern (a rail fence?).

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  6. It is lovely! Using only shades of one color requires real discipline!

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  7. This quilt is so sumptuous - I would say it does deserve to be hand quilted, particularly if your mother is somebody who would appreciate all the work that goes into hand stitches.

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  8. You should name it Rose Red or Rose Petal Red. It's beautiful.

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  9. Es una colcha preciosa que, jeje, voy a imitar. Buscaba un diseño sencillo pero alegre y vistoso al mismo tiempo. No sabía si utilizar un degradado verde pero al final me he decidido por copiarte completamente porque queda de maravilla en rojo. Muchas gracias.

    It's a beautiful quilt that, hehe, I will follow. He sought a simple but cheerful and colorful at the same time. I did not know whether to use a gradient green but finally I decided to copy you completely because it is great in red. Thank you very much.

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  10. I was hoping to see this quilt coming along. Gorgeous! Have you ever looked at books on machine quilting by Harriat Hargrave or Robbie Fanning? Maybe a mix of hand and machine quilting?

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