Monday, August 20, 2012

Red and White

Look here! It pays to make a commitment to my fellow bloggers.
Straight lines, straight lines, straight lines......It was about as boring as making this two fabric, two color quilt.
More lines, more lines, more lines....
Ta-da! So worth it!! I am going to quilt a cable in the border and my stencil was not the right size. Good friends to the rescue! Randy sent me a stencil that should work perfectly!
Meanwhile I got the latest batch of Just Takes Two completed. Ok, so my Goose in the Pond is traditional while the one Gay and Brenda made is not. (the 4 red-white-red strips are going a different direction on my blocks) I got my pattern from Electric Quilt because I am really getting tired of paper piecing blocks that don't need it! I also made the block on the right 1" too small and will add a little border when the time comes to assemble it.
This is another version of the non-traditional Goose in the Pond! Yes, that is a seam ripper!! lol

If you can all wait one more day I'll draw a name tomorrow for the 600th post celebration. Thanks for your patience!! I'm spending the day with my hubby and Sven away from the house today.

57 comments:

  1. Love your linear quilting!! So very pretty on your bed...enjoy your day, Lori!

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  2. These red and white quilts are so stunning and make me keen to have a go, but then you said you got a little bored and I realised how bad I am at packing half finished things away ready for new excitement ( this statement does not apply to my husband ha ha)

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  3. omg... you crack me up! that is how I'd feel about a 2 fabric quilt with straight stitching... bring on the color.. bring on the curves! might be why I have not done a 2 fabric quilt... mmmmm

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  4. Looks lovely. Congrats on sticking with it - I love the look of two color quilts but have trouble keeping interest when working on them. And all that straight stitching, oh my!

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  5. Wow, you got a lot done in the past few weeks! I guess those quilts would be good to work on with a good movie going. Come Christmas we will all be wanting one to decorate with, I bet you could sell a few of them.......

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  6. Gorgeous! Those squares sparkles on the bed!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    I made a red and white quilt using traditional Goose in the Pond block a while ago. It is still a top. May be it is time to get it out and machine quilt it.

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  7. The cross-hatching looks fabulous! And the best part is you are done with it! I bet the cable will be the perfect border.

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  8. you are putting me to shame with you JT2 blocks, which are gorgeous. i am so far behind on this project; appreciate the inspiration! congrats on the blog milestone

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  9. Yes. Your straight, boring lines were worth it!!! Lovely quilt!

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  10. May have been boring to work on but it sure is beautiful!

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  11. Looks absolutely gorgeous!! Cross hatching is my all time favorite quilting!!! Love the red and white too! Simple and traditional! Can't beat it!!

    Blessings

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  12. What you referred to as 'boring' has become stunning. I love it, Lori. I keep saying I'm going to make a red and white quilt and have yet to do it. Sigh! You may have pushed me off the fence. LOL

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  13. The quilt is gorgeous!!!!! Great job sticking with it.

    I was thinking that your goose looked different than mine. Now I see why! All of the blocks look wonderful.

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  14. Your red and white quilt is STUNNING! Boring smoring...so worth it!! Can't wait to see your border quilting!
    P

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  15. Oh yes, SO WORTH IT! Your quilt looks great...I love it!

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  16. Delurking to say the red and white is gorgeous!

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  17. I commend you for your tenacity, Lori. You have made a thing of beauty out of 2 simple colors and lots of straight lines!

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  18. The two color and straight quilting does get tedious - but in the end there is something so calming about it. Beautiful!

    Judy

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  19. Now that's one very gorgeous quilt. Love how the simple lines quilting just brings it all together albeit a rather monotonous journey.

    Your JT2 blocks are coming along.

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  20. Oh my! This is incredible. I admire the effort put into this two color beauty with the simple lines. That's not for the faint of heart.

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  21. I think simplicity is sometimes better, and it is perfect for this quilt! I love it and am going to pin it to one of my boards!

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  22. Your red and white chain quilt is just amazing. Those two color beauties are such a challenge to see through to the end but are more than worth it. I love it!! I was poking around in my WIPs this weekend and thought about pulling out my red and white chain - you convinced me that it's totally worth the effort.

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  23. The straight line quilting is perfect for this quilt. I absolutely love the result. Did you mark the lines? They look so precise.

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  24. Once that quilt is done and washed, it's going to be simply scrumptious!

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  25. The threesome with Sven and your husband sounds a little kinky. LOL! Will Sven have to hang on the license plate again?

    Staight lines boring or not look oh so good on your red & white quilt. Defnitely a good choice.

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  26. I like the simplicity of the diagonal quilting with the red and white chain. It's the perfect choice. A two color quilt is hard to work on, but we all know is absolutely stunning when it's done.

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  27. Super! I just love this quilt!

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  28. It's a masterpiece!!!!!!
    j love it so much!

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  29. I'm red with envy our this Beautiful quilt! I love your reds Block too. This one will be another Beautiful quilt when finished.

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  30. I love the simplicity of a quilt like that, that is what makes it beautiful.

    Debbie

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  31. What a great quilt to have in your home! It's gorgeous!

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  32. It might have been tedious to make, but the results are wonderful. I think a cable border sounds perfect.

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  33. I love the straight line quilting on that quilt. I am so happy to see it because I am just finishing a red and white delectable mountains quilt which is a replica of an old one and the picture showed straight line quilting. I have been reluctant to do it. Now I am ready to go! Thanks for the nudge!

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  34. The quilt is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Your red and white quilt looks fabulous! It will be even better with a cable border! I have some straight line quilting I need to get to too... :0)

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  36. What a classic beauty - the straight line quilting is just perfect!

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  37. OMG, Lori. It's stunning! It's my dream to make a "simple" red-and-white quilt. What an inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Your red and white is fab. Might we find it at the next red and white exhibition in 100 years?

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  39. Ah the seam ripper. My trusty old friend. Come to see me again. Can't live without it!

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  40. The simplicity and drama of a 2-color quilt is always an eye opener. Yours is a stunner.
    Ah yes, the importance of the ole trusty seam ripper cannot be diminished. It's nearly up there with the importance of needle and thread. Lovely blocks, Lori. Every time I see another set, I'm sorry I never started on these. The finished quilt will be spectacular.

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  41. Wonderful! I have blue and white fabrics waiting to be cut and sewn into a Triple Irish Chain for my guest bed, so seeing your two color TIC is inspirational. What batting did you use? A cable will be the perfect finishing touch.

    Seam rippers: every sewer's BF!

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  42. It may have been boring for you to make that 2 colored, straight line quilting quilt, but I love it! So dramatic. Also love your JT2 blocks, but am still glad that I didn't sign on for that one! Great news...I received my little AAQI quilt in the mail today and it is awesome!

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  43. Great job forging onward with the red/white! The quilting is perfect for the quilt. Love the simplicity, but so stunning. How did you mark your grid? Your JT2 blocks are gorgeous. My seam ripper stays pretty busy working on "non-traditional" blocks too! LOL

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  44. Your red/white quilt is absolutely wonderful!!!!!

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  45. Your red & white looks great with your line quilting. Perfect choice!

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  46. Great red and white quilt. So worth your efforts.
    I am also not doing paper piecing on the Just Take 2 blocks. I just figure the size of the strips and go for it.

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  47. Beautiful red and white quilt, the quilting may have been boring to do but so effective when finished. Beautiful----oh, I said that didn't I, guess I really mean it.

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  48. Beautiful! 2 fabrics may be booring to work on but sure not booring to look at!!

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  49. i can imagine that it was a little bit tedious but it sure is fabulous to look at~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  50. There is NOTHING boring about this beauty, Oh, Lori, it's fab-u-lous

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  51. Straight lines are really pleasing. Our foremothers knew that . . . we just have to remind ourselves of the same from time to time *s*

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  52. OH WOW your red & white quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS, Lori!!!! i LOVE it!!!
    Love your take-two blocks..STUNNING!!
    cheers...Marian

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  53. Your perseverance with boring has resulted in a wow impact! Love the quilting!
    You have really inspired me to get started on my own. I have some lovely turkey reds and a shirting set aside.

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