Friday, June 05, 2009

red + white

After 13 months, my Virtual Quilting Bee quilt is complete. Hurray!

54" x 72"
Originally, I was going to quilt it in a diagonal grid pattern, but at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to stipple it. I'm so glad that I did! I had my fill of straight line quilting after the square dance quilt. (I know, imagine that!)

I pieced the back using red gingham and worked in the two blocks that I received after I had put the front together. Isn't that a fun back?

I'd like to say thank you to each of the lovely ladies that made a square and contributed to my quilt! I'm so very pleased with the results. You can click here and here to see the block credits.

64 comments:

Cheryl Arkison said...

Very nice! There are some great blocks there.

dotti white said...

That is a lovely quilt, amandajean! I love red and white together. Have a great weekend!

CJ said...

Lovin' the red and white!

Goddess in Progress said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful! Love it! And the pieced back is just perfect with the gingham. Gorgeous.

MichelleB said...

It looks great! There is something stunning about a red and white quilt.

lera said...

Very lovely. Great way to incorporate the late blocks.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh how fun is that, I love red and white, so crisp and clean, the quilting is wonderful!

One Flew Over said...

Such a great combo! All the blocks work so well together!

Clair said...

I like the quilt and it makes me want to make a red and white one of my own.

Ariel said...

so neat! I love the color combo and the uniqueness of each block!

Whosies said...

how unique and fun and a great one of a kind. love the red and white combo.

Sara said...

Amandajean - Beautiful quilt. I have learned to appreciate 2-color quilts...

heidi said...

total love!

angela said...

That looks amazing! I love that idea for single-color, mismatched, fun blocks. The end result is very striking!

amandasasikirana said...

oh yay for quilting bees! it's my month now so I'm excited to see what others would came up with :)

Annie said...

That's an ART quilt crazy mom - I'd like to see that in an exhibition!!!

Aimee said...

It's beautiful! That's a great idea for a quilting bee...

M. Regina said...

These quilts are wonderful. I Love it.Hugs from Brazil.

Laura said...

Stunning! I love it.

jovaliquilts said...

Very nice, but I love the way you did the back!

Becca said...

I love the play with red and white. Congrats on the finish!

Amy said...

it came out great! you can never go wrong with red and white.

Meg said...

Love it! (I'm a red kinda girl.)

Dana said...

Nice!!!

Shari said...

This is such a striking quilt! Very well done to all the ladies - and yourself of course.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for your mention of the ProFlowers incident earlier this week. My son had used ProFlowers when he sent me a bouquet for Mother's Day. I mentioned to him what you (and several of your commenters) had found. When he checked his bill, he too had been "enrolled." He called customer service and got it straightened out.
Thanks for the PSA!!

Thimbleanna said...

It looks great CrazyMom! I'm usually a bit wary of crazy quilts, but I really like them when they're done in similar colors!

alotalot said...

I think this is so lovely! I love the modern twist to all the blocks.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

i like the red and white...!! the back is fun too!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Wow, so many fun creative inspirational blocks. I'll have to come check out the credits when I get time!

Jackie said...

Wonderful two color quilt! I just love it. Nice group effort.

Rose said...

Wow, love the red and white and the combination of tradiotonal blocks and wonky blocks together, beautiful!

Cheryl said...

I love the red and white! Always a cheerful combination!

Threeundertwo said...

What a fun quilt! It just pops. I love red and white quilts but this one is really special.

Judy said...

I do love a two color quilt~!

Journeying Five said...

so lovely! the red and white is gorgeous and you did a great job on the stippling!

machen und tun said...

absolutely fabulos!!! i admire your work and the great combination of colors!

Koningskind said...

Wow, what a cute quilt in my favourite colours!

Mama Urchin said...

It's really just wonderful. Makes me so happy.

Aimee said...

I am amazed at your output of quilts. You inspired me to finally quilt a top I had made a couple of years ago. I stippled it all over, and it turned out great, I was very pleasantly surprised. Now I need to quilt the rest of the tops I have lying around.

rachel griffith said...

oh yayyy!!!
it looks fabulous!!!
:)

duckyhouse said...

this is so bright and cheery :)

Tif said...

I love it!!! Such a special quilt, wth all of the love and talent placed into it!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi just found your blog and have read almost every post. I love your quilts you are very talented. I've just made a baby quilt for a friend and I'm going to attempt to quilt it myself. I took classes about a year ago but never got around to quilting so now I will try I hope it's easy. Saw your video you make it look very easy. I'll be back to see your next quilt finished. Take care Carol

jaybird said...

i love it. i keep wanting to get in on one of these virtual bees but i always find them once they are started.. hmm... one day .. and i love how you put the blocks on the back... i would have made a bag or a pillow.. that's always my first solution... but i like yours better!

Heather said...

I absolutely love the red and white together. Get the color catchers ready....or just don't ever get it dirty! :)

Susan K said...

What a great quilt - what are you going to do with it?

a friend to knit with said...

love those squares!!!!

Sarah at Quiltalong said...

This takes red and white to a whole new level. I never knew it could be so stunning. Love it!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love your quilt! I'm excited to get my blocks all together and see what comes :)

Frogdancer said...

That looks incredible. More and more, I want to start up my own quilting bee with people in Australia...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

ZING! The red and white quilt absolutely POPS!
Love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

Sooo beautiful!

These two colors work so nice together!

Kisses from Brazil

Patricia

Rebekah said...

what a striking quilt! I love the red and white

Amy Jo said...

lovin' the red and white!!! It's awesome!!!

house on hill road said...

:)
it looks fantastic!

PunkiePie said...

Very pretty! Crisp and fresh looking.

Philigry said...

that is stunning! i love all of it. the gingham is so great. this time of year i always love red and white. so summery.

heather said...

I really like the back!!:) The stippling is a great touch!! as always!

Anina said...

Yay! Mine is moving higher and higher up my list.

suz said...

I really like this quilt - the blocks are truly interesting. The amount of work you do takes my breath away - I'm really impressed!

pricklypearbloom said...

wow, this turned out really great. It's so exciting to see it all finished!

allsewnup said...

This is a wonderful collaboration..
(applause). BRAVO!!

Kritta22 said...

How did you make sure that you ended up with the same amount of red and white?
I'm doing a bee next with...can I use this quilt for inspiration for my worker bees, please?