Red Quilt Finished

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I really really love this one. It turned out even better than I thought it would, I think its all the polka dots that won me over. I used a solid cream sheet for the back, and I’m not sure what the binding fabric is called, but its a pretty muted red that isn’t too bright. I did simple quilting, just straight stitching 1/4” from the seams to frame in the triangles. It was hard to smoosh the quilt under my machine doing those angled seams, and I certainly got a workout. Which is good since I’ve been sitting on my bum for two days.

56 Responses to Red Quilt Finished

  1. Jennifer June 24, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    I think your quilts are so beautiful. I am constantly amazed at how fast you turn out a quilt. I do have a question… your binding looks so much smaller than mine, so I was wondering how wide to you cut your strips?

  2. Sara Richins June 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    What a beautiful quilt! I think everyone needs a good red quilt in the house somewhere!

  3. RosaMaría June 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    beautiful!!! before i saw your pics i'm thinking to make one!

  4. Rachael Adele June 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Gorgeous! How many different reds did you use?

  5. ~Michelle~ June 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    Great work chicky! And your hubby sounds very close to mine – I was taking up the entire living room last night to spray baste, and he wasn't exactly happy with that. And I don't know why there is a delay to get blog posts in google reader – I've noticed that too (people will twitter their post, but it takes a bit to show up in reader)

  6. Karen June 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    Oh Wow! That is just absolutely PHENOMINAL! Love it, love it, love it!

  7. Blue is Bleu June 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    It's such a gorgeous quilt! Bravo!

    Btw my husband's been fired from quilt holding too for the exact same reason. I use hangers and the door now… they don't tend to talk back!

  8. Aimee June 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the tan linen.

  9. Goddess in Progress June 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Looks beautiful! I love that, while you might not instantly jump to tan as the solid to put with red prints, it works so wonderfully and gives it such a nice, muted feeling.

  10. Barbara Myltschenko June 24, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    I really love this. I'm not that keen on red usually, but you really worked it well! And the polka-dots get me too!

  11. patsy June 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    I LOVE IT!!
    I am feeling very inspired to start a new quilt now…

  12. Isa June 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    this quilt is beautiful!!

  13. Anna June 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    I love it! It is gorgeous! And I love the painting in the background — who is that by?

  14. lambie-pie June 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Allison-
    Thanks for your nice blog comments, I really appreciate them! I've been admiring your blog for a long time, you're a big inspiration for me. I absolutely love all of your quilts!! I really love this one, I've been thinking of doing a plain red and white quilt sometime soon. Another fave is the orange and white. I love the 9-patch you're working on too!
    Ok, so I just checked the Ikea website and I don't see that cabinet either and now I'm totally having a heart attack b/c I was planning to buy it when we moved. I may just have to run down to the store and see if they have any there because I REALLY wanted it! They've also changed the bedroom furniture I wanted and now I don't like the new color. UGH! I guess I just need to learn that if I really want something, I'd better just buy it when it's there.
    Have a great day and I will definitely be checking back often and I'd love to have you read my blog too!

    Thanks,
    Elisabeth

  15. Ariel June 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    This one turned out so well! I love the red with linen color…What is it with hubbys not wanting to help with photo shoots?? I have the same sad story at my house… 😉

  16. Nichole June 24, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Really beautiful quilt! I love the simplicity of it, yet the fun diverse red prints keep it lively. Great work!

  17. Nancy June 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Love this quilt! Love your blog too! Keep up the great work!

  18. Diane June 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I love red quilts and yours is gorgeous!

  19. Chris June 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Oh Allison I just LOVE this one. Simple is sometimes better! :) You inspire me to no end!! Thanks for posting this one!

  20. The Ballstaedts June 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    Wow, it seems like you just started it! You are quick! Its DARLING, I love red. I can't imagine you barking orders!! :) We need to meet up sometime, have like a girls weekend vacation… Do ever talk to Telly?

  21. dearmrsreese June 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    I love that quilt!

  22. Leslie June 24, 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    it is beautiful…i love it

  23. Mushyhed June 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! Love it!!

  24. Sew Create It - Jane June 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    I can see why you love this one…it is stunning! Makes me want to pull out all my reds and get one made. So very pretty!

  25. Care June 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Time to bust out my red fabrics!!

  26. Lorraine June 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    I'll join the chorus here , I love that quilt .
    I really love that quilt !

  27. Lisa June 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    Just beautiful, I love the colors.

  28. Andi June 24, 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    Absolutely stunning quilt!!

  29. Linda June 24, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    I REALLY like this quilt. I especially like how you quilted it. PS The cream sticks are melting today in Holmes Co.

  30. roseylittlethings June 25, 2009 at 12:12 am #

    It is beautiful!!!

  31. ivyarts June 25, 2009 at 12:50 am #

    The quilt is truly lovely. I admire the triangle quilting. I thought about that for one and realized how much turning I had to do and decided against it. Kudos to you!

  32. Trisha June 25, 2009 at 12:57 am #

    Oh, Allison! It is wonderful! I love two color quilts and I am partial to red. I love the scappiness and the simplicity of the design. Love it!

  33. Erin O. June 25, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

  34. tracy_a June 25, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    That's a lovely quilt!

  35. zees5 June 25, 2009 at 6:51 am #

    That's OK, I eat ice cream for dinner (: I LOVE that quilt – I want to make one of those. You did a really nice job on the binding. ~Page

  36. Heather June 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    It is beautiful! I love red and white quilts. The tan/cream offset to the red really makes this quilt *pop* Congrats 😀

  37. Jeanne June 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    The red and white quilt is terrific! Nice finish.

  38. VickiT June 25, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Oh that's a great looking quilt. Wonderful job!

    The question of the feed taking an hour ~ I am not super knowledgable in feeds yet but, I believe I saw a setting with the defualt setting being an hour.

  39. Robin (rsislandcrafts) June 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    Looks great! Lovin' the red and tan together :)

  40. purplegiraffes June 25, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Stunning. And inspiring!!!

  41. Taiya June 26, 2009 at 2:41 am #

    Beautiful! I love vibrant, red quilts!

  42. RED PEPPER QUILTS June 26, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    Oh wow! Lovely quilt! It looks similar to mine – http://redpepperquilts.blogspot.com/2009/05/quilted.html

    It is great in all red though! Beautiful work.

    Rita

  43. farmgirldrygoods June 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    It ended up soooo loverly! Fantastic!

  44. Amanda M. June 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    What a pretty quilt! I love all the reds – very bright and happy!

  45. Stacey June 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm #

    that is amazing!! so pretty!! i so would love to make one of those!!!

  46. Stacey June 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    that is amazing!! so pretty!! i so would love to make one of those!!!

  47. Infanta June 26, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    I love your red quilt. May I ask what is the name of your red polka dot with white background fabric is called? I think I will put that on my list of things to make next.

  48. jaybird June 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    i'm not usually a fan of lots of red but i really like this!!

  49. jacquie June 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    totally gorgeous…love the background fabric you chose!

  50. Cheryl June 30, 2009 at 1:51 am #

    I absolutely love the quilt! Sorry, I'm so behind in my blog reads!

    cranky??? I can't imagine, none of us, really!

  51. amandajean June 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    the quilt is wonderful! i love all the red polka dots, too. you really really can't go wrong with red + polka dots. :)

  52. Julie Bagamary July 3, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Wonderful Quilt!

  53. Sophie July 9, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    i loove that flower wallpaper!!! where is it from

    (the one in the first pic)

  54. Kate October 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    I love this quilt too. It's cheery, fresh, and…………………..polka dotty!!! LOVE it!!

  55. Sandra July 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    It's so beautiful. I love it!

    S x

  56. GardenofDaisies October 25, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    This is a beautiful quilt!! Sometimes the simple designs make the biggest impact!!

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