Monday, July 11, 2011

Did You Guess the Pattern?

After seeing the checkerboard blocks did you guess I was doing a triple Irish chain? I have 4 rows to add and a possible border. I'm bummed I didn't get further, but am happy I made it this far.
I'm going to get packed up and head for home. Bonnie and Randy will continue to sew and I'll go back to work. This was a terrific place to re-energize, relax, sew & laugh with my good friends.

Speaking of friends, we talked Randy into starting a blog this week!! You will love the quilts she makes and she has the most adorable grandson and golden retriever named Max.  Her thumbnail is in my sidebar- Barrister's Block. Please drop by and tell her I sent you. I'm trying to get on her good side so she'll invite me back next year!  I've been rather obnoxious this trip!! LOL

54 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is beautiful in red and white! Makes me want to start one! LOL! Like I really need to start something else! Very pretty and I just love red and white quilts!
    Kristie

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  2. I want one too, it looks stunning. What a sewing marathon you must have been having.

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  3. LOVE the top, Lori, although I'd never have the patience you have to do something in 2 fabrics (really one!! vbg). And you are a permanent part of the Sisters Sisters Sewing Retreat in Sunriver!! NO matter how obnoxious you are...you were kinda slow on our walk this morning, so would ya work on that? VBG. Just kidding!!

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  4. WOW!!! Look at that beautiful red and white!!! I love it!!! How big were the strips you used?

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  5. oh Lori this is beautiful...nothing better then red and white quilts after seeing the exhibit I will never get tired of making Red and white quilts or seeing them
    glad you had a great trip and had fun!
    oh my the inspiration from Bonnies post today with the antique quilts was amazing
    safe trip home
    Kathie

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  6. Your quilt top is really lovely! Glad to see that you got it finished. I am interested in the quilt next to yours too.

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  7. Lori, this is *really* beautiful!

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  8. Classic goodness!! You just don't get anything more simple and beautiful than red and white Irish Chain!! I'm SURE you'll be invited back -- comic relief is always necessary!! LOL And so is sweetness and inspiration, which you have tons of!!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  9. Nah ... I didn't guess the pattern but I knew it would be great! And so it is. Can never go wrong with red & white.

    BTW may I know which fabrics / colour name are you using for your reds & whites?

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  10. It's going to be great when you are finished. Love the red and white.

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  11. Love two color quilts and red and white has to be a favorite. I think you got quilt a bit done for a short time. Work really does interfere with quilting, doesn;t it?

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  12. I had wondered about a triple Irish chain :0) It looks wonderful!! Sounds like you had a marvelous time.

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  13. Oh, Lori, this will be so beautiful when it's quilted. Do you think you will hand quilt it? It can wait patiently while you finish DJ. No pressure! lol! Some fabulous machine quilting would look great, too.

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  14. What a great looking quilt. Two colour quilts are so beautiful.

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  15. I have to admit--I was clueless! But then, I usually am. It is a beauty. I'm heading over to Randy's blog now!

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  16. Classic, and so beautiful!

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  17. I love it! that is amazing, I love the red and white! I visited Randy's blog and am now a follower of her, too. What fun you three must have together!

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  18. Lori, Your quilt is really beautiful, classic, has a great WOW! factor.

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  19. Looks great, Lori! What size is it going to be? Very nice piecing.

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  20. Your quilt is wonderful. You got so much done. Hugs. PS I'm going to check out Randy's blog.

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  21. Your quilt is absolutely awesome!!

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  22. Sounds like the perfect getaway, Lori! And don't feel bad, you get more done than anyone else I know!

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  23. I didn't guess--but love the results of all that straight piecing. It looks wonderful--you must be very pleased so far!

    I can't imagine you letting loose with girlfriends could be obnoxious.

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  24. I so didn't guess the pattern. LOL! Your top is just gorgeous!!!

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  25. Hoping you took time to eat and sleep! You have accomplished a great amount of piecing - a fabulous classic red and white quilt!

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  26. I had a feeling it was Irish chain...a true classic and beautiful in red and white! You made great progress...impressive!

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  27. Love it indeed and those antique quilts from SS. Did you buy any or was it just window shopping?


    How will you quilt that centre square? Those old quilts had plenty of inspiration!

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  28. I really love the triple Irish chain! Somehow I knew you were going to do an Irish chain with all the red and white, but a triple... I couldn't figure!!!

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  29. Very striking! And I think you made great progress. It's so beautiful, and yet really boring sewing. But it's worth it! And the sewing is so much easier when you're having fun with friends while you're doing it. That's the best!

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  30. Oh Lori isn't this totally gorgeous. Yes it is!!! What fun you've been having, too. Love that for you. Even though this year wasn't like last year it seems like it's been super special in it's own unique way. And no I didn't guess but the 'cosmic' thing is I was talking about making one of these with a friend this past weekend. Go figure?

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  31. Hi Lori,
    So glad you had a good time at Sisters, I miss not being there for all the fun and inspiration! Your triple Irish chain is wonderful, LOVE... red and white!
    Wendy

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  32. I am jealous how far you have gotten. It looks so crisp and fresh! Love it.

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  33. Love your red and white - you got a great start! Thanks for introducing Randy to blog world, I am following her now too - glad you girls all had a great visit!

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  34. That is gorgeous! It will be a stunning quilt when finished.

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  35. Lori, that Irish Chain is fabulous! Love it! And are you also doing the Ocean Waves next to it? Wow! That's some ambition! Am stopping by Randy's blog next....can't wait to see her quilts! Thanks!

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  36. We miss you already! And we were so tired, we were in our beds by 10pm...lol! I think it was that hike yesterday that tuckered us all out ;c)

    See you in a few weeks!
    Bonnie

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  37. Oh, lots of good quilting space on this one.

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  38. Red + white = gorgeous! And thanks for the sneak peak of the Ocean Waves beside your beauty. Isn't sewing with friends just the best thing?

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  39. great red and white quilt! love it and nice intersections!

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  40. You got a lot accomplished, love love the red and white quilt.

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  41. I've only done a couple of "limited" color quilts and found I made the most progress on them when I was sewing at retreats or bees or somewhere with lots of outside stimulation!

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  42. wonderful and a classic~!!~

    glad to hear that you had fun.

    :-)
    libbyQ

    am now heading over to Randy's to check things out . . .

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  43. Love it Lori! Wow you got alot done!! I wonder too how wide were your strips? It is really you! So happy to have met you. Hope we will again! Now over to see the newest blogger. xo Pam

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  44. It is GORGEOUS! Well done for hanging in there:) The Ocean Wave top laying beside it looks pretty nice too! Please tell us more.

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  45. Oh - I just went over to Randy D's blog, and found that the OC top was hers:) What fun you must have had! U

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  46. Oh boy, that is going to look fabulous when it is quilted!!

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  47. Oh I love it! I need to make an irish chain sometime. That is one quilt I've never made.

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  48. Wow, that is an amazing quilt!!! I made a triple Irish chain block once; it took ages!! You must have been sewing for hours!
    Glad you had a great time....and I am sure you were not obnoxious!!!

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  49. A red and white beauty, Lori. What fun it must have been to see the design created as the sections went together.
    Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you three had your machines running, sharing ideas and stories, no doubt. I'm looking forward to reading Randy's blog. I'm glad you and Bonnie convinced her to start one.

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  50. Oh Lori, I am going to need more than a few days to catch up with all you have been doing at Sister's with your quilting sisters... how fun, and how amazing for you to share all these treasures with us; the best medicine for me right now! And your triple irish is a dream! :)

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  51. I went over to follow Randy's blog too.
    Were you inspired by all those red and white quilts in New York? It is just amazing.
    I am trying to catch up... lost internet after a storm.

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  52. Seeing this triple Irish Chain in red/white has convinced me that I will just have to do a red/white quilt soon! It is very spectacular to the eye, well done!!! I'll have to check out your friends's new blog!!

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