Finish It Up Friday ~ Red and White SQT Challenge

I haven’t been very active with the Small Quilt Talk Yahoo group this year. Too many other projects, I suppose. The challenge for December, was to make a small red and white quilt. I tried to ignore this challenge as well. But I love red and white quilts, and I thought  it would be nice to make something quick this month….you know where this is going.

I grabbed some red and white and cut some HSTs. These finish at 1.5 inches and I used Die 50771 for my Accuquilt Studio cutter.


And started piecing.

My inspiration was a Quilt of Valor that I made a couple years ago. I loved it so much, that I had a hard time parting with it! Piecing commenced.

I didn’t want it to be too square.


But this wasn’t working for me. Time to piece some more.

Wonky, but better.  Time for a little quilting.

And a bit of binding.

Here is my inspiration quilt.The pattern is a very old one called Tree Everlasting. It measures about 60 inches by 72 inches.

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And here is my new little quilt. It measures about 30 inches by 33 inches.

 I quilted a freehand grid in the “trees” and a feather in the white spaces. I got the feathers too close to the edge on one side!
 This is how they should look! I need to remember not to quilt too close to the edge!

This backing fabric was purchased from Ikea a few years ago.
And this is where it hangs, above my fireplace. Here you can see it in context.
  I debated washing this for the crinkle effect. Someday I will but I will enjoy it this way for now.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts, A Quilted Passion

 

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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17 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Red and White SQT Challenge

  1. Diane says:

    Love this little quilt. Almost done with Christmas gifts. I need some “pay’ quilting time.

  2. Sandi says:

    Your red and white quilt is gorgeous and I love the hand and machine quilting! Have a good weekend. Hugs,

  3. linda says:

    Wow, what a striking display above your mantel.

  4. Tina W says:

    I loved seeing it in the Small Quilt Talk Yahoo group reveal (whew!) and love seeing it here with your background about it. Very graphic

  5. Love, love, love! The red and white, your quilting, it’s all beautiful!

  6. Sarah says:

    This is the one on yahoo my eye went straight too. It is lovely and striking.

  7. Teje says:

    Hi Katy! I love your Christmas quilt! What a great tree pattern and your quilting is fantastic! Merry Christmas! x Teje

  8. Julie Stocker says:

    That color becomes a true focal point in your room, and draws the eye right to it. I think it’s a stunning piece, Katy. Congratulations!

  9. gayleburton says:

    Spectacular quilt – and the quilting puts it over the top! I love it Katy!

  10. Ursula says:

    What a beautiful quilt you have made. It is stunning where you have hung it.

  11. I *love* everything about this quilt, the size, the colors, the design, but most especially the quilting! It looks so gorgeous hanging above the fireplace. Job well done!

  12. It’s beautiful. You did a great job on the quilting.

  13. Cécile says:

    Perfect quilt for this Christmas time !! It’s gorgeous !
    Red and white is always the best combination !

  14. lois92346 says:

    I love the quilting, Katy.

  15. Dona says:

    WOW!! the quilting is wonderful and I love the progression in the pictures.

  16. Lynn S says:

    I really love your quilt! Wonderful work!

  17. Gorgeous. The quilting is beautiful.

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