Friday, November 30, 2012

Red and Green, final chapter

All done and ready for the holidays!
Red and Green....
classic colors!
 
It doesn't HAVE to be a Christmas quilt though...
does it?

The cross hatching here took...it seemed.....
For----ever!!!

I mainly eyeballed from corner to corner...
but....

When I was on the borders....
I needed a Little help!
Painters tape to the rescue again!!!
 
I've tried eyeballing borders before.
It was a mistake!
:/

I used mostly cream colored thread...
but when going through the IRISH chain....
I used a soft red.
 

Sometimes the backing is my favorite part!!

I know I'm always happy to have some leftovers
from the FRONT to incorporate into the back!
 

Bound.
Ready.
Hey!
I even hand stitched the binding down!
 
This quilt deserved it!!!
;)

21 comments:

  1. Very lovely, classic and you are right, not just for the holidays. The texture is wonderful and love the back with the addition of blue.

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  2. It is a beauty, this one would have been fun to hand quilt but you got it done just in time for the holidays......will you keep it for yourself to decorate the house? I have always loved the the Irish chain quilts and have made many of them. Nicely done Beth!

    Happy Sewing

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    1. I have so many quilts! I decided to add this to my little shop. ;)

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  3. I wish I were in the market for a quilt. This quilt is so charming. I love it. I love your pieced backings. Cheers! Toni

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  4. It is beautiful, Beth! I like cross-hatching, and am planning to do it on Emmy's quilt. Hopefully it won't take too long!!

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  5. Great idea to use the painter's tape!

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  6. Such a pretty quilt. I just want to wrap up in it!

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous Beth. I need to make one just like it!!!

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  8. It looks awesome and the quilting is beautiful.

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  9. Really lovely quilt; yes, it deserved hand stitching on the binding!

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  10. Sweet as a peppermint candy cane! Yes, I can see that cross-hatching would take a lot of time with all the many little squares. It's lovely. I just finished a machine quilted project, too. Come by my blog and take a look if you get a chance. I'm not so successful at machine quilting projects of this size, but keep on plugging.

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  11. This would look great all year round! Crosshatching really do become tedious after a while, doesn't it!

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  12. Beautiful! The perfect Christmas quilt-warm and cozy looking-but you're right-it will great all year long.

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  13. Isn't painter's tape the best! Beautiful quilt.

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  14. It is wonderful! And look at the gingham border again! Just lovely
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  15. Your quilt is just lovely and I think you made a great choice with the cross-hatch quilting! It adds such nice texture.

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  16. Your quilt is fantastic and already to be used during the holiday. Painters tape comes in handy lots of time for making those perfectly straight lines.

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  17. Ein wunderschöner Irish Chain.
    Liebe Grüße
    Anne

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