Monday, July 8, 2013

Friendship Sampler

I'm so excited to show you this quilt today! 
  I am a lover of classic red and white quilts, (check out my red and white pinterest board)
so when this project came about I knew red and white would be the obvious color choice for me. 

 
My club ladies made me such beautiful and diverse blocks.

 I ended up making myself an extra six blocks so that the quilt would finish as larger throw size. 
 Can you guess which ones I made? 

I decided to go crazy with the traditional feel and added a wavy border. (Wavy border = another crafty goal checked off.)  I am pretty giddy with how it turned out.  It was intimidating, and the math made my head spin, but thankfully I worked through it, bias binding and all!  :)  .

Rather than sew the label on after the quilt was done I wanted it to be a permanent part of the backing, so the scrappy back worked out perfectly.
 
 

I'm pretty much in love with this quilt right now! Can't wait to reveal it to my club ladies next week.

Linking Up to Show and Tell Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, and Finish it up Friday

13 comments:

John said... Reply To This Comment

That is an absolutely gorgeous quilt! I'm with you in loving the red and white. I love everything about it--the front, the back, and the border. Your work is always so good. M

Alisa said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful, Emily! I think you made the geese in a circle, the string block and the scrap slab block but after that I'm not sure. Like the wavy border too!

Beth said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous! Is it for hanging on a wall?

Quilting Nonnie said... Reply To This Comment

Scrumptious! What a treat to have friends to make blocks for you. It turned out beautiful. I love the scalloped edging; I've always wanted to try that myself. You're backing is cool!

Blue.Ridge.Girl said... Reply To This Comment

Emily it is stunning! How special to have a guilt all made up with blocks from your local quilt friends :o) I can't even imagine how to begin figuring out the math for a wavy border so you rock!!

Jennifer Houlden said... Reply To This Comment

Love the wavy border and the vibrancy of the simple red on white. I, too, really enjoy making pieced backs. Thanks for sharing - I'm visiting via Fabric Tuesday.

Julie Thompson said... Reply To This Comment

I love the red! Such a beautiful quilt!!

Gemini Jen NZ said... Reply To This Comment

Ohmigosh this is absolutely stunning! Super job ladies!

Sew Create It - Jane said... Reply To This Comment

Stunning! The wavy border and the perfect binding makes this quilt sparkle.

JHNickodemus said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so great! The wavy border is a really nice touch!

Frances said... Reply To This Comment

Love your red and white FINISHED quilt. I am red and white all over on my blog at the moment, but nothing complete. Well done on your finish!

Jessica Hadden said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful, Emily!

wish2stitch said... Reply To This Comment

Love your quilt. Red is my favourite colour. Well done on your finish.