Welcome to 2017 | Quilting Simply Red Quilt

January 04, 2017 2 Comments

Welcome to 2017 | Quilting Simply Red Quilt

Welcome to 2017 ! I love the begining of a new year fresh with possibilities. I have been reading many blogs where they are foccussing on a word for 2017, this is not something I have done before but after giving this a little thought I think my word would be 'Happiness". Making time for what makes me happy.

Things that make me happy are: What makes you happy ?

Family | Freinds | Making Quilts | My Garden and Home | these are all things I have always done but this year I think I will try harder to apreciate that I get to do at least one of these things each day.

Looking back on 2016

For the next few blog posts I will focus on each quilt that I made for 2016, starting with Simply Red. The Simply Red Quilt is now hanging in my home, looking fabulous ! Such a treat to have your own handmade with love quilts hanging in your home for everyone to enjoy.

Simply Red is a BOM Quilt, block eight that will be published on the 10th January 2017. You can find all the info and past seven block patterns here.

Simply Red Quilt Applique blocks are made using an invisible machine applique method, the pieced quilt blocks are made using simple piecing techniques that are explained in the pattern instructions. 

The amazing Longarm quilter Leeanne from Quiltmekiwi basted Simply Red Quilt and stitched in the ditch, making it a pleasure for me to finish quilting the quilt. I decided on simple quilting designs on the Simply Red Quilt I wanted to keep the quilt soft and open, and not to detract from the design of the blocks.

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley QuiltsSimply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

Simply Red Quilt Pattern | Pine Valley Quilts

I hope you have enjoyed my photo spread of the Simply Red Quilt blocks and the quilting detail, although it is hard to get good photo with white thread on white background fabric.

Happy Stitching

Sharon

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You can find more information on the applique technique used in Simply Red Quilt in the E-Book Applique ! 




2 Responses

Susan
Susan

January 10, 2017

Your quilt design is beautiful and her quilting matches it. What a joy it must be to make something so beautiful. I loved the plan you have to reproduce the antique quilt – the one you talked about in your newsletter. I’m wondering if you could make a deal with the museum to make patterns for your blocks as you go. Though you may be completely maxed out on time for that sort of thing right now!

Shaun
Shaun

January 04, 2017

Absolutely stunning! I am new to your blog and so inspired to try applique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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