Thursday, September 6, 2012

Red & White Day

 I'm thrilled to no end to have this quilt completed! It was worth all the boredom of a two color quilt!!
Why is it I can spot my "oops" as soon as I see a photo but not when I am looking at the quilt?
 The cable border looks great although my quilting gets a little folk artsy in places where I lost my lines. It's uniquely mine, that's for sure.
 Extra wide backing made it easy to baste. Love the fabric!
This month's Just Takes Two blocks were easy. I haven't felt much like being at the sewing machine, but one afternoon was all it took to get these done.

Thank you all for the good wishes to get better. It's taking it's time leaving that's for sure.  The last couple of nights I've slept better so I am sure I'm on the mend.  Thanks again!!

52 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, even with the oops. Did you see the red and white Irish chain I found in a thrift shop? it was dirty, but mostly intact.
    and in case your question about a photograph wasn't rhetorical, the reason you can see problems better with a photograph is that you are seeing the image of the quilt, rather than the quilt.

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  2. Hi Lori your quilt looks fabulous, your hand quilting adds such a great texture to the surface. Love those cables. Congratulations on another lovely finish.

    Debra.

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  3. What oops? All I see is pretty stitches.

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  4. I LOVE two color quilts and this one is an heirloom for sure! Gorgeous!! The Oops (though I don't see it!) make it uniquely our own! Truly an inspiration to all!!

    Blessings

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  5. The red and white quilt is wonderful even with its little quirks. You will always have a story to tell when you show the quilt. That's how I think about my "oops" that I find after a quilt is done. I don't think we spot things that have gone a bit wrong because we are too close to the quilt while working on it.

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  6. I like your oops it looks like a heart to me.

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  7. I love your 2 color quilt! The cable quilting looks wonderful! You will enjoy using it for years and years :0) Your Just takes 2 blocks look great too. Glad you're on the mend.

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  8. I love the simple patterns. This is wonderful, Lori--especially the "oops" (which took me a while to find).
    The boredom of a two color quilt is magnified by doing two quilts in the same two colors at the same time, but we never get bored seeing them. : )

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  9. I'm not even going to look for any mistakes, I think its great. Happy to hear you are feeling a little better!

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  10. I see NO Oppps! Just a lot of Ahhhhhs!! LOVE this quilt!! Well done!
    P

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  11. Hey Lori, The red and white looks soooo fantastic and I know what you mean about the boredom. But it really is so worth it when you end up with something so dramatic and graphic as your quilt! And the cable looks great too! I've never braved a cable even on my long arm. Too much stopping and starting. But it looks so fantastic I might have to try it. Glad you are feeling better, cheers, Claire W.

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  12. Wow, Lori, great job and great quilt! What a huge accomplishment, and all hand quilted. I also love your term "folksy quilting". I am gonna use that!

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  13. I love the red and white and the backing is gorgeous!

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  14. Love your red and white...that makes me laugh about your cables...I have a quilt that I did hand quilted cables...wandering is about the best I can say about my cables!!

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  15. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt, Lori. And the quilting looks great also. Two-colour quilts can be boring but really, this one is spectacular. Glad you're on the mend, hope you feel like getting back to your machine today.

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  16. I would be thrilled too it is so beautiful and so much work.

    Debbie

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  17. The quilt looks awesome. I was thrilled with three easy blocks on the Takes 2 project this time.

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  18. Your 'oops' is so tiny I doubt we would have spotted it had you not told us! Not like the really big oops in my 'to be gifted' Catkin Around the World quilt, now called Trip Interrupted or Catkin Climbs the Alps!. Never saw the mistake until it was more than half quilted - and it was two 12-inch blocks placed upside down!
    Your quilt is spectacular, and I love the backing fabric!

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  19. Hi Lori. Good to hear you are on a mend. I first thought you were showing a antique quilt, until I remembered you have been working on a two colour quilt. It sure is very beautiful, love the quilting you have done on it.

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  20. I loves wonderful! I love it and the backing is perfect. Well done!

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  21. Oh, yummy, yummy! It looks so cozy all washed and wrinkled. Perfection!

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  22. Beautiful quilt, Lori! No matter what you claim, I looked but don't see any oops. Are you sure???

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  23. Beautiful quilt. love all red and white quilts.

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  24. Gorgeous! I love everything about it, including the oops! And the backing is so beautiful.....love reversible quilts!

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  25. Soooo pretty! Love your term "folky quilting," but it looks great to me! Gorgeous backing fabric - makes it a reversible quilt! Your blocks are looking good too.

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  26. Your quilt is beautiful! As boring as two color quilts are when you are working on them, it is a wonderful quilt when completed! I love red and white quilts and I am still searching for the perfect one for me.

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  27. No such thing as an *oops* just a quilt that is unique! It's gorgeous!

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  28. Beautiful! Love your quilts :-)

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  29. I like the oops. We aren't perfect. The two color quilt is awesome.

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  30. It's a beauty! Congrats on the finish!

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  31. I love it! I am working on a 2 color quilt now - actually 2 of them, but they won't be finished for quite a while and they are secrets from 2 of my sons. But, I want to tell you about my huge disappointment a couple days ago when I went to the Bennington Museum to see Jane Stickle's quilt. On their web site it says that the quilt will be on display during September and October, but when I got there they said it wouldn't start until Sept. 11! I guess it might say that on their events calendar, which I couldn't bring up on my iPhone, but on the page about the quilt it just says during Sept and Oct. What a bummer! I was really looking forward to getting to see the original. Oh well, I guess I will live without that privilege.

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  32. She's a beauty. If that tiny oops borthers you I can keep it for you. LOL
    Your just take 2 look good.
    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

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  33. Glad you are feeling better. And your red and white quilt is so beautifully quilted!

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  34. Your red & white quilt is incredibly lovely! I would have a terrible time getting through all the monotony of same color piecing, but the the end result is beautiful.

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  35. Congratulations Lori! Despite the monotony of a two colour quilt the end results sure packs a punch! The effect is so stunning and yes my eye zoomed into the "oops"! :) Very brave of you to leave it there.

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  36. The oops adds charm to a beautiful quilt. Yes, I love that backing too. JT2 blocks are reasonable this time round, I'm going to re group all my blocks this Sat and make a plan and move forward. It's going to be my winter piecing project and I'm confident I will keep at it.

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  37. so glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better. a good night's sleep is so appreciated after one has had a cold, isn't it~!?!~

    your red and white finish is wonderful and those blocks from the JT2 project(s) must be adding up . . . soon we'll be seeing yet another finish from you~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  38. Just read back to get back in the loop. Sorry that you have had the dreaded lurgy - nothing worse at the end of summer!
    LOVE. LOVE, LOVE your red quilt and the quilting is supremo!
    Looking forward to what you are coming up with for the fall quilt-a-long.
    gabe

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  39. What a grand finish! And a hundred years from now, the old chestnut about the "intentional mistake" will no doubt be used to explain the oopsy; it adds charm IMHO.

    Glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  40. Love your red and white finish - glad it has the oops which adds whimsy. Did you wrap up in it while you were sick? It looks super comfortable and cozy.

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  41. Love your quilt and the description of "uniquely mine"!!
    I think the mistake is charming, as are you
    xx

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  42. Beautiful Red & White. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

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  43. Lori, your quilt looks so great! I never tire of seeing any red and white quilts. Love the simplicity and your hand quilting. Just wonderful!

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  44. Oh Lori, this is such a beautiful quilt, I think the quilting looks lovely and I will always love red en white quilts for sure!

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  45. Lori, congratulations! What a huge finish. Your spirit shines through in this quilt. Focused with endurance ...and charming. ;)

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  46. What a fantastic finish, love how it looks like an antique, all soft and crinkly. You did so, SO well with the quilting and I love the caBELS.

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  47. oh Lori the quilt is beautiful
    what a major accomplishment, I am thrilled for you
    I Love that you quilted it yourself too, it will always be a treasure
    Kathie

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  48. This quilt looks fabulous, Lori! Well done - the thought of a two colour quilt just does my head in. Love looking at them, but not making them!

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