Friday, June 08, 2012

RED, top nearly completed


I'm adding the border today - these pieces are only laid down - some of them need  adjustment in length.  I had planned another similar border, but it was getting too large.  This one will be about 63 x 75.  Blocks are 6 inch finished, first light border finishes as 1.5, triangles finish at 3, and last border finishes at 3.  If you are new to triangles for a border, be sure you plan the layout first before sewing them - sometimes those little rascals trick you!

For those of you who struggle with color choices, what fabrics?, will this match,? is that too light?, etc. The only fabric that I had questions about, was a pinky/yellow-y Valentine heart-type fabric and you guessed it, it's the piece that gives the quilt punch and interest.  So, LESSON # 846, don't fuss and fiddle and overthink your fabric choices --  pick a pallette and then JUST GOOOO FOR IT!   IMHO, this quilt BEGS to be scrappy!!!  You simply need lights and darks.

All fabric was from stash.  8-)  This is sometimes called Jewel Box, or Buckeye Beauty, Quiltville has one called Blue Ridge Beauty.  This is a VERY versatile block, so simple, yet design options are endless!  I've used it for a great border.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

It is one gorgeous, scrappy quilt.

Vic in NH said...

I love red, too, and this piece is just yummy! Whenever I look at antique or vintage completed quilts on Ebay, I note that predominantly red quilts always bring in more money.

patchuli said...

I like this colours ,it`s very nice
greetings from the North of Germany from Suzan

Paula TheQuilter said...
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Paula TheQuilter said...

I've made a Jewel Box quilt for our camping trailer. Here's a link to the photo.

Janet O. said...

Great scrappy quilt, Elaine. I love this pattern. Good counsel on making a scrappy quilt!

Karen said...

I love red fabrics!

Lindah said...

This is very nice! It really does make me think of jewels... rubies...

Shari said...

This is a stunning quilt. Just gorgeous.

Helen in the UK said...

Loving it :)

LC said...

Oh, you have another beautiful finish!

Vicki said...

love it. I did one in all colors of scraps. I may just have to do another one, I have tons of blues.

Elaine Adair said...

Well, I found Sarah's Jewel Box in scrappy colors -- gotta find YOURs now! 8-))) I really LOVE it in scrappy, as well as RED!

Purple Pam said...

Your RED quilt is great. I like the sawtooth border. Great choice of fabrics.

Cyn ;-) said...

Absolutely fabulous! It sparkels.

Bonnie said...

What, it took you about a week or so to do this. You are a fast piecer! And, I like it even more than in the last post!