Sunday, 24 January 2010

Cristmas quilt

I started this quilt the week before christmas , (1) to use up red in my stash (2) the pattern is quick and easy .It is any length strip , and width to suit yourself , if your strip is 3" wide just add a 3" sq,.on the end and machine across to turn it into a half sq,.triangle and press back , join in rows,add borders batting and backing , machine or hand quilt .
I machine quilted mine with hearts . perhaps you will be able to see if you click on the picture to enlarge



This is the corner turned back to show the backing, it could be used either side
This quilt was started about the same time.
It was done in the English method over papers, it is pretty but it did make my fingers sore.
As far as quilts go perhaps this is next christmas taken care of

10 comments:

Bunny said...

I must say they are both amazing you have been a busy bee. I am trying to finish my Indian Orange peel quilt but have had a few projects in between. Now I have 10 table toppers to make.

Pokey said...

These both are pretty. I am always partial to RED quilts. The paper pieced one is interesting and beautiful. Where would I find a pattern to it??

scrappy quilter said...

Amazing is right. Beautiful quilts. I too have really started liking red in quilts. Hugs

Mandy Noble said...

These look absolutely gorgeous!

Elizabethd said...

Your red quilt is super. Could you do a tutorial on the method, please?

Mrs Moen said...

Your red quilt is so pretty; great scrap buster project! I have never seen this block before; very easy and decorative.
Your handpieced quilt is beautiful, and I can easily believe it has taken a toll on your fingers. Hand pieceing does that to you.-)

Jackie said...

Both are just absolutely stunning!!

solomi558 said...

The red quilt seems to have aroused interest so I will put on a pink one made previously-------------cottonreel

Vintage Girl said...

Oh my, what beautiful quilts, you do an amazing job! Blessings, Heather

Frugal Life UK said...

stunning quilts - such wonderful art