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:

  1. Beautiful, Cheryl, just beautiful.

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

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  3. 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!

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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  11. What a great quilt! It looks like an antique.

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

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  13. The Potting Shed is a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations!

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

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

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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

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