Monday, June 27, 2011

Design Wall Monday #23

I'm back to my regular routine after an exciting quilting adventure last week. It's Monday, so that means a design wall posting on my blog. Prior to my Vermont trip I was working on my Capricorn Quilts BOM (from 2008!) blocks, and I am happy to announce that the blocks are finally sewn into a quilt top!!!  I auditioned possibilities on this blog post last month, and finally decided on this option. 
It's a difficult quilt to photograph with all the white, and looks much prettier in person than on the computer screen. I like this layout because it finishes the red chains out to the edge of the quilt, and I also like that  this design gives me some white triangles in which to feature some quilting designs. And speaking of quilting, this is another quilt that is enticing me to do some hand quilting...I'm hoping that idea passes!
Hop over to Patchwork Times and see what other quilters are working on this week.

24 comments:

Denise :) said...

Kathy, I really like this! I clicked on the photo and it enlarged it very nicely, which allowed me to see all the darling embroidered blocks. It's wonderful!! Happy Monday! :)

Ellen said...

It looks lovely and I do hope that you will do some hand-quilting on it. It doesn't need to be too elaborate but boy will it make it a special family heirloom.

Appalachian Quilts said...

I love it. I'm with you. Like the way the red chains finish out! Great job! Are you putting another border on?

Michelle said...

I love the setting you chose for these blocks! I have mine set in to a top too, but still unquilted. :(

Judy D in WA said...

I love this more every time I see it!
Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Sally Ann said...

Greaet Job!! I love the red and white. Your embroidery blocks are wonderful! Can't wait to see it all done and quilted!

Connie said...

Looks beautiful! I enlarged your photo and love the block with the quilt on the bed.

ANudge said...

Beautiful redwork!

Bonnie said...

This setting is great for your redwork. What cute blocks they are. I assume this will be a keeper quilt!

Jo said...

I love the chain blocks with the redwork...a beautiful compliment to each other.

Tracy said...

You say it was a 2008 BOM like it was a bad thing - aren't all BOM's supposed to take an average of 5 years to complete? (Please say yes, because my Capricorn BOM isn't finished yet!)

Love the setting. I might borrow the inspiration. Of course, it will be so far into the future that I'll forget where I got the inspiration from, so I guess I should say thank you now, eh?

Vicki said...

beautiful stitching and I love the red chain setting.

Mary said...

Good Job! It it going to finished sooner than you think. Your hand quilting friends could come and help you....or do they only do that for the Charity quilts?

Chris said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I love the setting you selected.

Mary said...

I agree, you made a great choice for how to set the blocks. Be sure and post pictures of the quilting.

Miri said...

This is a lovely Redwork quilt. I just love how you extended the squares into the border.

Nina-Marie said...

Congrats!! Love the redwork and the set is lovely!

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful setting for your redwork. A hand quilted floral wreath would look so pretty in those open spaces.

Kate said...

Lovely quilt! I like the framing with the red.

Gari said...

Your red and white quilt is wonderful. And I love the embroideries.

Sue Daurio said...

The red work blocks are gorgeous! I don't think you could have chosen a better setting than the chain. What a treasure!

AnnieO said...

I like the red chains extending out to the sides--very effective and doesn't stop the eye from moving around to all the embroideries. Congrats on your progress!

Susan Torrens said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one to have difficulty photographing redwork quilts! Yours is great! I stitched some of the blocks to make a quilt that was donated to my guild's little quilt auction fundraiser. I've collected quite a variety of white with red and red with white fabric, then a couple of years ago began adding red, white and black fabric for some variety. I make a redwork quilt every year or so.....

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it looks wonderful!