Saturday, May 24, 2008

Red and white progress

I've sewn 41 red and white blocks. 40 of them have been sewn into the first five rows of the quilt. There will be eight rows total so I need to sew 23 more blocks. I'm hoping that I can cut those out today and finish stitching them together tomorrow. I'm eager to cut out the last two border appliqués for "It's a Wonderful Life", but can't do that until I get all the red and white fabrics off my cutting table LOL!

Gratitudes:
1. Good results from the cortisone shot in my knee
2. Front flowerbeds edged nicely and free of weeds
3. Iris blooming everywhere
4. Retirement!
5. A second granddaughter on the way!


31 comments:

Di said...

I *love* this quilt! I'm glad you are feeling a little better.

dot said...

This is really nice. It is so cheery.

McIrish Annie said...

this looks fabulous~I really love the red and white and btw stop rubbing in the retirement! LOL~~ I really can't wait and I just turned 50!

I have finally got my boss to ok three days a week starting in July.Now that my son has graduated we have a little more $$$$. yahoo!

Hope the knee improves quickly!

Anne K. said...

The quilt is fantastic! I always plan to do a two-color project but don't seem to have the discipline in fabric choices...your stunning results have inspired me. Thanks!

Chocolate Cat said...

Love how this red and white is looking!

Lily Boot said...

Oh Patti, this is beautiful - I adore the barn raising layout. Sorry you've had a painful knee, but gald it is feeling better - it's amazing how well those cortisone injections can work. And a new granddaughter! - there'll have to be a new granddaughter quilt now! :-)

mamaspark said...

I just love this quilt. I may actually try this one someday! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tanya said...

Just gorgeous! What a fantastic quilt! The tones in just the two colors are striking!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That's coming along beautifully! Aren't red and white together nice!

anne bebbington said...

And I say it again - this just keeps getting better and better!
You sneaked that in at the end about the new granddaughter - congratulations!!!

Feather on a Wire said...

This looks like something you should submit to QNM. Super.

Jeanne said...

Patti, I love this quilt! You're making great progress with it and it sure is fun watching it grow.

kjquilts said...

This quilt is beautiful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful

Blondie said...

This quilt looks fabulous!

Sue said...

Awesome quilt!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

It looks like this will be stunning! I love it so far.

Mary said...

Beautiful! I love red and white quilts and this layout looks wonderful.

Elaine Adair said...

Fabulous, stunning, incredible, glorious, creative, AND .... great use of reds!

Ulla said...

Hi Patti, there is an award for you over at my blog. You can copy it from there. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Oddbjørg said...

Hello from Norway,
I discovered your blog a few minutes ago and have enjoyed reading a bit. The red and white quilt lookes great; I wish it was mine :-)
I know I will visit your blog again. Have a nice week!

Andrea said...

These are so beautiful. I can just picture it in blue and white too. Mmmm - I've never done a 2 colour quilt - lol.

Floss said...

I love the look of you 2 colour quilt, think I will need to think about making one.

Irene said...

That is so pretty - I just love it!

Sonnja said...

The quilt looks beautiful!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Exceptional!!!!!! What more to say? LOVE IT.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh a new granddaughter! Congrats!

Helen in the UK said...

This is looking FABULOUS :)

Bingo~Bonnie said...

i love love love your Red and white quilt!!! Especially all the different reds! I've noticed that aroudn here they are hard to find - true red that is.

Thanks for sharing the progress photos with us! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Libby said...

Gorgeous . . . red/anything is always a winner *s*

Patchwork Penguin said...

I love it!!! How many total blocks will you have and how big is a block? I love red/white quilts........ gonna have to put one on my list of things to do.

Hugs,
Nancy