Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red and Green Quilt...finally!

Well, actually, I participated in the creation of a red and green quilt!
A few months ago Renee Plains, of Liberty Star fame, honored me by asking if I would help her get ready for Spring Market by piecing a large quilt for her...
Potting Shed
It was a collaborative affair...I did the piecing and she did the applique.
Whitney Erickson, co-owner of TOWQS, did the machine quilting.
As usual, it so much more vibrant in person! 

No wildflowers to show here in AZ!  The heat isn't as bad as I had imagined. 
 My R&W quilt will definitely be slow going here.  I am using my daughter's machine and I don't quite have that scant 1/4" seam allowance thingy figured out yet! It took me over an hour this am to piece just one 3" block. 

 I had a delightful mid morning visit to the shoppe and picked up some FQs I just had to have for Caroline's Pinwheels.  Let's see...I started this quilt to use up stash...I have used the last of 4 different fabrics so far...I purchased 10 new FQs...I don't think I am making progress!
But you can't wipe the smile off my face!

17 comments:

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful, Cheryl, just beautiful.

Stray Stitches said...

The quilt is beautiful! I'm glad I'm not the only one that uses up their stash that way - lol!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Congrats, Cheryl! The quilt is beautiful. Renee kindly sent me that among some of her other patterns the other day and I was just admiring that one in particular!

regan said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love it! I have the same problem when trying to use up stash! Go figure!?! lol

Lisa said...

Wow Cheryl! The quilt is gorgeous, and what an honor to be asked.

Merilyn said...

Fabulous quilt Cheryl!!! You girls are a great team, a wonderful result!!!

Kathie said...

How fun was that! congrats its the quilt I went crazy for as soon as a saw a picture of her booth
hopefully soon I can get a pattern and make it too!
just beautiful....
congrats job well done
kathie

Karen said...

I would like to see the quilt in person. This is a unique version of a Carolina Lily.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Gorgeous quilt - you did a magnificent job sewing the blocks!
Such a beautiful pattern too!

Me and My Stitches said...

I absolutely love that quilt and I think you got the best part of the deal - the piecing and NO applique!

Lori said...

What a great quilt! It looks like an antique.

Sue said...

What a AMAZING quilt Cheryl! Just love everything about it !

Maureen said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations!

Wendy said...

The Potting Shed is a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations!

Jeanne Lex said...

Beautiful, Cheryl. Congratulations - pat yourself on the back - you deserve it...

SewCalGal said...

What a lovely design. I'm sure this quilt is stunning.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Elyte said...

Lovely quilt Cheryl, well done.
The more fabric the merrier I say!