Friday, August 7, 2015

{ Red Letter Day is Finished.....well, almost }

Last night I finished sewing on the binding, popped her into the washer and dryer and went into the yard to photograph her.
I'm in love! I think this is my favorite quilt yet. I adore everything about it...the fabric, the pattern and the quilting.



The fabric is Weeds by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda and the pattern is Red Letter Day by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
The pattern is well written, like all her patterns, and the large blocks worked up quickly. I didn't lose any points {yay!} and most seams matched perfectly.



I used Moda Bella Christmas red for the center block and the binding. I'm usually a bit nervous using red for fear of color bleeding. No problem with the Moda red though. I threw two Shout Color Catchers in the wash just to be sure.


The only thing left to do is sew on the quilt label which I'll get to tonight. I first have to find some straight pins somewhere.
She'll be going to her new home tomorrow, a shower gift for my niece. Dana doesn't really know how lucky she is.....I almost decided to keep her for myself and pick up a blender.

Finished size 68x68

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

13 comments:

  1. I love it!! Now I know what to do with mine bundle!!

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    1. Thanks! And I even have enough to make my own Red Letter Day.

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  2. It's gorgeous! Such a bold pattern - and congratulations on those points!!!

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  3. Wonderful, bold pattern! Great work.

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    1. Thanks. I love the pattern and can't wait to make another for myself.

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  4. It's lovely! and I realy like that solid red in the centre .. I received a mini quilt (in an Instagram swap) of this recently and love it :)

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  5. Your niece is very lucky! You must make one for you, too.

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    1. She seemed very happy with it and I do plan on making one for myself. Of course it will be after I make a few more gifts.

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  6. Love this! Such pretty colors and a sophisticated pattern. Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kaitlyn. I love the red, black and gray combo too.

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  7. An amazing quilt, excellent executed, a wonderful gift!

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