Monday, December 14, 2009

Red Patch Quilt Top

Just to keep you up to date:


I have finished piecing the quilt top started last week.  I love how the reds all go together, regardless of the depth of color, design, or the style.  I love how well the Amy Butler fabrics, the fresh and modern, team up with the locally screen printed fabrics and even the Rouenneries by French General.


And for something not often seen here - borders are featured in this quilt.

It is now ready for quilting.

38 comments:

  1. oh rita! it's just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the red...especially at this time of year!

    Corrie:)

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  2. I agree, perfect for this time of the year! Just gorgeous!

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  3. Looks absolutely stunning, great job...gosh your quick :-)

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  4. I love it, it's just beautiful.

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  5. I just love this -- it's luscious.

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  6. Gorgeous...

    I'm picturing this now with my Oriental collection I have..

    I love red and this one is a beauty!

    HOPE

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  7. Wow Rita, it is just beautiful - you must be so pleased with it all together.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Christine

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  8. this is beautiful and so festive. I am especially loving the borders

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  9. Oh I love this!!! Beautiful - love red and white.

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  10. Gorgeous Rita. A beautiful selection of all things red x

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  11. You've made the red quilt I've always longed to make! It's absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Real Christmas: all red and white,
    very nice.

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  13. now that is festive and then some!

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  14. I like these quilts. You've done a great job with those fabrics.

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  15. So simple but you could just look at it forever. Love it!

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  16. gorgeous!
    Love these fabrics together.
    Vanree

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  17. Hi Rita, love your work! I always check your entries and you never fail to inspire. One of your fabrics has really caught my eye - 2nd picture, top left (red tree silhouette on white background)can you tell me who makes it/designer? Thanks and all the best for the festive season - Herta

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  18. That is just beautiful, Rita! Love the little glimpses of Auntie Cookie and other handprints in there.

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  19. You have such a talent for bringing together many different fabrics to create absolute harmonious beauty.
    You've done it again!!

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  20. Thanks for all your kind and encouraging comments everyone! So much appreciated.

    Herta - i think the fabric you are referring to is by Saffron Craig - refer this link:

    http://saffroncraig.com/_catalog_56516/Owl_Range

    These fabrics are just gorgeous!

    Rita

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  21. Stunning Rita, nice to see a border from time to time. I go through stages, sometimes i have to have borders, other times I don't like them at all!!! (fickle hey?!).

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  22. I just love this, red and white look so lovely together. Of course I'm a bit biased :-)

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  23. So pretty! There is so much to look at on this quilt---love those fussy cuts!

    randi

    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/

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  24. It goes to show that we all need to be mess matchy matchy. Reds, maybe more so than any other colour need to show the full spectrum - from the orangey brown ones to the bluey pink ones. And it all still works together.

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  25. It goes to show that we all need to be mess matchy matchy. Reds, maybe more so than any other colour need to show the full spectrum - from the orangey brown ones to the bluey pink ones. And it all still works together.

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  26. Oh its delicious! I do need to add more reds to my stash... I'm always scared of bleeding, but obviously I Need to get over it! :-) Well done Rita~

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  27. OK I LOVE that quilt. It is really beautiful and all of the different shades of red really work together. The French General gives it a really classy look too. The pattern is great, it's very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Those independent designer birds really draw the eye! I think it's because of the ecru background. The red petals from Lantern Bloom do the same thing for the same reason. Love those Amy Butler full moon dots for the border! I just bought another yard of that myself.

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  29. How pretty! Make me happy to just look at it.

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  30. So beautiful! Also love your Hope Valley sunday stash.
    Just discovered your blog and it's beautiful!
    Barbara

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  31. I do so love a scrappy quilt...it's so neat to see all the different red and whites. You know, I'd like to make my daughter a quilt for christmas...maybe I'll channel some of your amazing speed and persistence and get it done. Then again...I probably won't! :)

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  32. I really like this quilt. The borders are great too. Your fabrics are always so well put together. Good job! Jenn

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  33. i love it! i have a red quilt top in progress and it's interesting to see how the reds play together. a challenge, but fun, nonetheless.

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