Sunday, January 31, 2010

Red and White Slanted Star


I started this thing about two years ago, pulling five yards of white-on-white from my stash and gathering up a bunch of red scraps and fat quarters. Reported this busted two years ago. I thought I wanted to make it bigger, but I pondered it this week. I asked Jane one time when I would know a quilt was finished, and she said I'd just know. I added one more row that was already pieced together, and I'll call it finished, approximately 60" square. I pulled 4 yards out of my stash for the backing and binding, which I just finished piecing. That will go on next week's stash report.

I freed up a tub for a BOM.

And I successfully delayed the mitered borders for a while longer! :)

14 comments:

Angie said...

I LOVE it!!!! Someday.....:)

jillquilts said...

Looks great! I love the look of 2 color quilts!

jaybird said...

just do the miter... it isn't that bad!!

Beth said...

It looks just about finished to me too! I have been getting back into the quilting mood again, I have done some sewing this weekend myself. I think I need to stick to smaller quilts in order to stay focused. I just ordered a pile of Schnibbles patterns, that's about my size.

Quilterbee said...

You quilt looks done to me and you did a great job on it.

It's wonderful to see you sewing again and getting so many projects crossed off of your to finish list.

Carol said...

I love your red and white quilt. Looks like a good size to me. I'm sure you are thrilled to have it nearly done.

Ariane said...

I love it!!!

Jenni said...

Something off the UFO list - well done. I love the red and white.

whimzeestitches said...

Cool quilt Vicky - like it - simply because red is my favorite color too!

Thelma said...

I'm planning to miter some borders on something this year, I was hoping you were going to be able to tell me the best way to go about it. I think that's a sharp and neat look for a border.

I just love red and cream quilts, this one is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

your work always looks great!

Just wanted to say HI ! :)
Hope your new Year is off to a good start !



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Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That looks great. Sometimes a quilt just needs to be a bit smaller than originally planned! I've done that before too. Cheers! Evelyn

Lori in South Dakota said...

anytime you can finish something else while you "ponder" the mitered borders is a GOOD thing!

Four O'Clock Quilt Company said...

Beautiful! And I was scrolling down since I missed a lot of posts, and I LOVE your 'funeral quilt!' How amazing that that was your first quilt!