Monday, November 17, 2014

BIG RED - PATCHWORK LAP QUILT

Like two weeks ago on a Monday morning....you'll be reading my post as I'm winging my way to visit a quilt guild.  This will be my last teaching trip so it's with anticipation and sadness that I travel this journey to the Gold Coast Quilt Guild in Boca Raton, FL.

I blogged about this lap top last week.....with more 'seat time' at the machine this past week....the top is complete.  It's for personal use and will have simple straight line quilting, therefore there is no need to rehash it later when it's finished.  

If interested, here's peak. We quilters all pretty much agree.....all blues can coordinate.....reds?? Not so much.....but since I have a vast collection going back 25 years of reds, I found enough that worked and......I barely make a dent in the pile!

BIG RED  - 42.5" x 53"


Did you notice??  I screwed up on rows 2, 4 & 6.....somehow getting off track in the placement of short and long rectangle sections.  Sigh.....I'm not changing it.  See....this is why I don't like patchwork...I swear I have no ability to "SEE" patchwork correctly....until it's way too late!!!  And I even arranged them row by row to be sure I have all the blocks placed in the right order before assembling....geesh......

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Guess what? If you made a 'mistake', it's only visible to you! That's actually just an alternate design decision, isn't it? I think it looks great! Have fun on your last trip and enjoy the warm weather!

Patti Guzniczak said...

I think it looks great the way it is!!

Robbie said...

I agree with Kathy! I even tried to find the mistakes but couldn't...think this is a great new pattern!!! Nice quilt actually!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh, this turned out great! Screwed up? We'd never have known if you hadn't said something (first rule of performing - never make a face or other revealing body movement when missing a note or a line because most of the time the audience won't even catch it; at least make them wonder as you keep your composure). In fact, I'm still having trouble seeing the problem. No, it just looks like a wonderful abstract modern quilt. You did a great job of finding reds that work really well together and make the top more interesting.

So have we said it enough times for you to believe it yet? ;-)

margaret said...

I say you have not screwed up the rows you have personalised it!! very nice.Trust the class went well it will seem strange not teaching any more but more time for you to play

knitnkwilt said...

Nor do I see anything that resembles a mistake! I see nice variation in placement of various shades of red. And a beautiful result.

Nanette S. Zeller said...

I was thinking of doing something similar for a jacket. You've proven the idea works well. Love it.