Wednesday, 16 July 2014

yesterday I decided I needed to chose one of my WIP and finish it.  I have to admit I don't have many WIP anymore.  I gave away all the ones I knew or didn't want to work on anymore this past spring.
My goal is to finish them by the end of the year.
I just have to trim the blocks and sew the quilt top together.  Not sure what I will do for the border.
My original plan was to appliqué a vine and leaves.

Love this red by Moda Bella Solids, country red.    I am trying to work with solids more I love the look of them but when sewing with them I miss the prints of the fabrics :)

Guess the best way to handle this is to whip up a scrappy little quilt at the same time with lots of different fabrics :)  stay tuned.
I did make this little 4 patch quilt this weekend from my scrap basket…
thought it might need a border….
maybe just a cheddar /red binding…  still deciding!

maybe I inspired you to go pick a WIP and work on it again?

32 comments:

  1. Classical Irish Chain red and white is one of my favorites! I think that we never come to dislike a bi-color quilt. Your little srappy blue quilt is as well very pretty!

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  2. I am inspired to get moving on a quilt for my grandson. I really need to pick out a pattern and start cutting fabric. I love your scrappy little four-patch.

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  3. I love that red and white. Thanks for mentioning which red you use. Did you wash it beforehand. The appliqué vine around the border sounds wonderful.

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  4. I love the red and white 9 patches! I am doing Barb's swap your setting could be a possibility!

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  5. I agree with the others...Love the Red and White. Love your Blue 4 Patch too; the border looks great.

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  6. Nothing better than a red and white quilt! I have donated tops I knew I would never finish too. Sometimes it is not about finishing!

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  7. Country red looks gorgeous in your quilt....love those yummy blocks. Sweet little blue scrappy quilt too. Such fun quilts...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Red and white, just looks gorgeous. Plenty of WIPs around here to keep me busy for quite a while.

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  9. Just love that Red & White quilt. Your little blue 4 patch is beautiful too!

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  10. Great border for your little blue scrappy...love the light contrast❤️

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  11. Here's a vote for "the original plan"! I think a vine border would be a fabulous addition to that red and white quilt.
    When I saw the photo of your blue four-patch yesterday, I thought, 'no border', but I do like the choice of the light print you're showing today. I normally would jumo at a red binding, but on this one, I think cheddar would be spectacular.
    So there's my two cents!!

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  12. Love the classic red and white. The vine border would look lovely. Lots of WIPs around here, and every once in awhile some disappear too.

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  13. I think an appliqué border would be great but then I am partial to appliqué. I can’t believe all the things you gave away this past year. Wish I was that strong. A little cheddar always livens things up don’t you think.

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  14. Love that red and white! That's something I never get tired of - I think I need to do another one. I'm making my way through my WIPs, stitch by stitch. Take care, Pam

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  15. Love red and white (or blue and white or red, white and blue for that matter), but like you I prefer prints to solids. I should make a red and white quilt though, with solids..... thank you for the tip on which red solid you are using, I will keep it in mind for when I should make such a quilt. Too many ufo's and wips before then though.... Phebe is the wip I will be working on this summer. After that it will be Jules and King George...

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  16. Luv red and white-so classic
    I'm on my 2nd year of finishing up my wips -I think I may actually do it this year; hope I didn't t just jinx myself :(
    Love the little blue 4 patch too

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  17. The red and white quilt is lovely, looks very vintage. But I really love the small four-patch quilt. I've tried working with solids and "modern" fabrics, but I seem to loose interest very quickly. I pull out the WIPs, have a good look at them, and then go back to the Civil War repro fabrics.

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  18. I am trying to finish up a bunch of UFOs this year, and was doing pretty well until I got sidetracked by doing the mini quilt trunk show. Since then I have been having a hard time getting back in the saddle. Haven't had any sewing time for a couple of weeks. Hopefully soon!
    I do struggle to work with solids if there are no prints involved anywhere. It is a very clean look, though. For that matter, I struggle to make 2 color quilts at all. I am always managing to slip in at least one, if not 2 or 3, more colors, no mater my intentions when I first start out. : )
    Great little blue four patch!

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  19. Love your red and white and also the idea of the applique - that would be a perfect match! Cute little blue four patch. I think I like the light border - my brain always makes me use dark borders, but then I see what others do and it inspires me to step out of my box!

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  20. Those little 4-patches are adorable. I've been itching to do something like that -- where you just sew up a few blocks when you have time and before you know it a quilt pops out!

    And Ooooh, I looooove that red irish chain/9-patch. It will go beautifully with your buddy case LOL. (Btw, I think that had to be the fastest order I've ever done -- it was timestamped at 5:40 am and I dropped it in the mailbox at 6:55 am on my way to work -- you should have it by Friday!)

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  21. I have six yards of solid red for a red and white quilt, I just can't decide which traditional pattern I want to use. Plenty of other projects to finish, so I still have plenty of time to decide.

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  22. I could work with solids in limited doses, but I'd also miss the fun and variety of prints. Your red and white quilt will be an instant classic when it's done, no matter what you choose for a border.
    I'm in the middle of 9 or 10 WIP. Three are EPP and the rest are pieced blocks. I hop from one to another every few days, whenever I feel the need. That's my recipe for not getting bored.

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  23. I love red and white combo's but I didn't realise until you said...I miss the prints when working with solids too! I think the little quilt is adorable!

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  24. I love your white and red quilt! I made a little doll quilt like that (with a red with a tiny print on it) as my second quilt. I still love it. I would miss the prints when sewing with solids, but a 2 color quilt in solids is always gorgeous. Boring to make maybe, but gorgeous!

    Love your little doll quilt! It's blue and a doll quilt - always a winner in my book! And I think a cheddar binding would be perfect. Oh, maybe chrome yellow?!

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  25. I love the look of the antique quilts made in solids and keep thinking I need to branch out, try to do something like that. The printed fabrics just keep calling my name though.:)

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  26. Yep, you did inspire me...I am still working on my postage stamp and loving it!!

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  27. I like the way this post turned into a red, white and blue post. That's my favorite color combo for the summer.

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  28. I love your red and white quilt! I have yet to make a two color quilt. I think an appliqued border would be a great idea, but then I love an appliqued border. A beautiful little four patch quilt! That is an excellent choice for the border.

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  29. Really nice quilts you made. The red one is very elegant and in the blue one, very nice combination of patches is done. Both are looking great. With the use of new sewing techniques, digitization technique, the task of embroidery and quilting have become a bit simpler.

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  30. love moda's red. great irish chain - a classic.
    cute little 4patch quilt - cheddar sounds like a great binding

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