It’s Sunday again and I have a stash report….but before I get to that, I want to show you my latest finish! Happy news…it’s my July UFO too!!
I put the final stitches in the binding at about 1 pm yesterday. The quilt was a wedding present. We left for the wedding at about 4:30pm so it was cutting my time a bit close.
I was a little sad to give this one away. Somehow there was something about this quilt being two colored, cream and red, I almost felt like it was a showcase of my red and cream fabric collection at the time I cut the quilt out. Silly, I know, but true.
I started this quilt last July when my daughter Kelli and I went to see Bonnie Hunter in Storm Lake, Iowa. I am trying to make it my goal to have both of the quilts I started at that retreat finished by the time the year anniversary of going is up. My Pineapple Blossom quilt top is finished and the back is pieced. I am hoping to put that one in the quilt machine tomorrow…
I do want to thank Bonnie first for the free quilt pattern that you can find here….and second for the advice. At the class I asked Bonnie if I should add pinks. Bonnie said yes. I really think the pinks really make the quilt look better that it would if it was all reds.
(Ignore the peeling porch paint. I went to scrap and paint it this spring and realized that the wood is so rotten it isn’t worth painting.) All in all it was a fun quilt. I hope the couple enjoys it!!
That’s makes my stash report look like this….
Used this Week: 12 yards
Used year to Date: 77 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 83 yards (25 from Moda)
Net Used for 2012: -6 Yards of store bought fabric…19 yards of recycled fabric…
Check out Patchwork Times for more finished UFOs.
The quilt is beautiful! And I agree with Bonnie, pink is a shade of red!
Absolutely fantabulous! I don’t know how you could let it go. This must be a really special couple to receive such a beautiful gift.
Love it, Love it, Love it and yes the pink was a must. Nice
Looking forward to the next one.
Jo, that is a beautiful quilt! Even though the colors are controlled there is so much scrappy interest and variety in the fabrics…..it is a joy to behold. Nice work!
An absolutely beautiful quilt. What a blessing to the new couple!
Gorgeous quilt Jo. What size did it end up? What a lovely gift you made!
WOW I would be reluctant to part with it too. It is just beautiful. The colors just make you tingle.
I’m not a pink person at all, but it sure does make that quilt shine! Absolutely gorgeous! That would have been a tough one to give away!
What a beautiful quilt!! I just love scrappy quilts to death and I’m sure the lucky couple will love it too.
The colors are great. The binding pops!
It’s fabulous Jo! Really truly amazing! Love the pinks in it too!
I understand how you feel about giving away the documentation of your fabric collection. Hope you can go and visit this masterpiece as often as you want to!!
Beautiful quilt, Jo! All the shade variarions, including the pink, just make the quilt sing. It’s a big WOW! That’s one lucky couple. Great job!!!
It really is wonderful.
So proud of you for finishing before the year anniversary was up. . .mine is still in pieces and parts! :) I have the Pineapple Blossom webbed into a top and have started assembling the borders, maybe I can get that done this week. Better go sew some more!
WoW!! That is a gorgeous quilt you made! I WANT it, I want to make it, something! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Incredible! Beautiful in red.
beautiful! I have been thinking about making a red and white quilt and may just take the plunge now that I have seen yours!
A fabulous rendition in reds and I’m so glad that you shared Bonnie’s advice to you here. No wonder it was hard to part with this one!
“Red Sky at Night”?? Pink is just light red! The many, many shades and tones add great dimension. Great job!
I think you should go in today and cut out another one just like it for yourself. Love the colors. great job.
Thanks for sharing this ! All my ‘leaders & enders’ are in Reds and Creams, with my desire to do this very quilt of Bonnie’s in those colors..Actually, had not considered Pink,,,after reading Bonnie’s comment to you, I’ll have to dig out some Pinks also..I do agree, it does make the quilt more interesting..Have been wondering how it would come out..You have just inspired me to hurry up …Just Beautiful !!! How gracious of you for gifting it..
Gorgeous quilt, Jo. You did an amazing job. I like the bits of pink in with the Red.