Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The parts are complete!

Now all I have to do is sew together the last three rows of blocks and the last four rows of sashing. I couldn't get a picture of the entire quilt on my design wall because I kept running into the cutting table. It's a good thing this isn't larger - it fills every square inch of my design wall. I moved the big board and iron into the hall last Saturday so I could use the entire wall. I think Fred will be very glad to have them back in the room where they belong!

As you can see I didn't begin to use up my red and white fabrics. The first picture shows the stack I started with and the second picture shows what is left. Once I get the top together I'll contemplate border treatments. I may decide to add a half-square triangle square inner border, which would use a bit more fabric. I certainly have enough red to piece a back! What I'm pretty sure I don't have is a fabric for the last wide border. A shopping trip may be in order once I finish stitching the center together!

I never intended to finish this top so quickly - I thought I'd just make a few blocks here and there. Instead I got wrapped up in the project and couldn't stop. It will be nice to get back to my other projects - Dear Jane, the Civil War Diaries quilts, and all those UFO's.


44 comments:

dot said...

This top is just wonderful. I just don't have words to describe how beautiful it is.

Becky said...

This is looking so good. I love your combinations of red and white. It's one stunning quilt.

Suzanne Earley said...

that is gorgeous.

i know what you mean about not intending to get caught up in a project. it happens more than i like to admit.....

Bingo~Bonnie said...

oh wow it looks ever prettier than before! I agree a shopping trip is in order for this one! :) and i think piecing a backing is a great idea - unless you thought you'd want some throw pillows for your bed... then you'd need to save those scraps for that. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Carol said...

Patti it is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

The Calico Cat said...

I have to admit that I am not a fan of sashing & when you showed the beginings, I had a "meh" feeling about this top - but it has definately grown on me.

Are you going to use the leftover reds on the back? Scrappy binding?

Lisa D. said...

Wow, your quilt is magnificent! I just love it! You inspired me to buy that book.

Annemiek said...

Just LOVE it!!!! Just how big is it?

erica e said...

this is great! very striking. i'm so impressed at your speed! goodness i better get started on my own 2 color quilt!

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering whether to do Nearly insane in red & white - such a stunning combination in your quilt! which has made my mind up for me! thanks for the inspiration
Chris x

Kathie said...

Oh Patti
it looks wonderful!
wow I can see why you got caught up in making blocks!
sometimes I think we just need to work on one project and finish it.
That happens to me a lot.
in reality I think I like to work like this especially if the mood hits to finish it then do it!
let the other projects just wait their turn!
Kathie

Lindah said...

Patti, I love what you did with this quilt! Even though it is a beautiful, "hot" red, it makes me think of wintertime, crisp nights and twinkley stars. Beautiful!

Chookyblue...... said...

this red and white is looking fantastic........well done.......

Sweet P said...

I love the quilt. I have a question though - there is block in the second row from the bottom, second block from the right - this lock looks like it has white sashing and should have red sashing. Is that wrong? I hope you don't mind the question.

Tazzie said...

Patti, this is one sensational quilt, I really just love it! Isn't it amazing how much fabric we don't use when we're putting a quilt together, and yet, when we have a precious piece for a special project, then there's never enough!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Lissa Jane said...

Patti
I love this quilt, I just love the colour play in it, its fantabulous!


Lissa

Kim said...

Patti, I love the quilt. I may have to make one. Wouldn't it be lovely in Asian fabrics or blue and white. Bring it to TT tomorrow.
Kim

quiltmom said...

HI Patti,
I am not usually a huge fan of two color quilts but I really do love your red and white quilt. The design is gorgeous and I love how the colors mix to give pink tones and almost grey tones( perhaps just the colors on my computer). I can see why you wanted to get it all put together. You do really lovely work- Thanks for sharing...
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Screen Door said...

I just love this quilt. I keep thinking a red and white project needs to be in my future... great job.

Beth said...

Wow, that's a beautiful quilt!

swooze said...

Love it!

Carol said...

Your quilt is amazing and I would love to make one like it! Thanks so much for the eye candy! :D

Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Cascade Lily said...

Oh wow Patti! I'm away for a couple of weeks and look what you've made! It's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

Teresa said...

Your quilt is simply amazing!

andsewitis Holly said...

You are fast and this is beautiful. I love the red/white combo.

Miz said...

I love white and red and this quilt is the best i have seen

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your quilt is really an eye-popper. Gorgeous (and fast) work. I'm still trimming my embroidered blocks to size.

Nicole said...

Good lord, that is some gorgeous quilt! I have loads of red and white fabrics in my stash. What a great way that would be to use them up.

Jeanne said...

It is an awesome quilt! It didn't seem to take you long either even though there are a gazillion pieces in it. Great work and congratulations on the meeting the challenge.

Cara said...

OMG!! That is really looking amazing, and you got it to this point so quickly. I think I've got to hit the sewing room to keep up.

Catherine said...

Oh, my gosh! That is absolutely stunning! I love it!!

Bernadette said...

What a stunning quilt, congratulations! It makes me want to put yet another quilt on my to do list.
Bernadette

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Quilty hugs!
niki

Kathy Wagner said...

Wow! I am still thinking about joining the 2 colour challenge and you have finished all these blocks!
But it doesn't look like you used up much fabric!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is wonderful!!! I love the design and the color!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is wonderful!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I can see why you got wrapped up in this one...It's fab! Guess I better get cracking...my 2 colour quilt is still a stack of fabric.

Stephanie said...

Spectacular!

Ulla said...

It looks great and I can understand how the quilt can make you work on it just a little bit more, and the just this block ...

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, I am at a complete loss for words! This is absolutely stunning! Did you use a pattern or make it up yourself?

Carole said...

It's absolutly gorgeous! I love it!

Witoka said...

Love your quilt, the red and white are really pretty. It has so much movement with only two colors. Congratualtions!

Diane said...

Wow -- what a great quilt! I searched "two color quilts" to find ideas for using the MASSIVE pile of red and white prints I have, and that search led me to your blog. This is fabulous!