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Topic: Red, Black, White, and Gray All Over Quilt  (Read 5437 times)
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« on: August 15, 2012 01:54:49 PM »

I'm so excited for this quilt! My cousin is having a baby boy, due tomorrow. Her nursery colors are red, black, and white.  I made her a quilt top, then decided that I hadn't used enough of the fat quarter set I had bought (First Sight from Michael Miller) so I started on another one, which I ended up completing first. The other quilt is basted, just needs to be quilted and bound. Hopefully I'll have that one done to share tomorrow, I want to send these out friday!

I had found a quilt online on the blog SquaresandTriangles.com that was made really simply with half square triangles, with half of each triangle being white, and they were all oriented the same way. I used white kona, added in 3 different shades of gray fabric, and made half square triangles like they were going out of business! I liked the idea of keeping the red as squares to break up the hst's. I added in the four solid gray squares for more visual interest + a desire to not make any more half square triangles. The dark gray is an ikea sheet set that I've used on a couple projects now.

I just made 16 patch blocks, then arranged them in a 4 x 4 grid. Simple pattern, but it did take me quite a bit of time to complete!









I really like the quilting I did on it, I first did a diagonal line going through each large block, then quilted one walking food length on each column of blocks, then turned the quilt and did the same on each row.



I don't know if I've used a striped fabric for a binding before but I like how it looks! I found the striped fabric in the close out room of my fabric store and it fit perfectly! And was like, $5 a yard! Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012 02:15:01 PM »

Soo cute!  Very nice and perfect for a baby!  Even though these are not my colors, I love it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012 02:17:44 PM »

That came out great!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012 02:21:12 PM »

great fabric choices for those colours, it turned out awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012 05:28:27 PM »

GASP!! I love that, Mare! I really like the randomly placed grey squares. They add such an interesting dimension.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012 05:44:34 PM »

Absolutely beautiful, Mare. Your quilts are so well done. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012 06:31:20 PM »

I think this might just be my favorite quilt that you have shown us!!!!

Mare--you are always willing to share your techniques and process in making your quilts...they are so inspirational...just WOW!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012 08:28:09 PM »

Very visually stunning!  I love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012 08:29:56 PM »

Thanks, everyone! I need to get off my heiny and go quilt the second quilt!

I think this might just be my favorite quilt that you have shown us!!!!

Mare--you are always willing to share your techniques and process in making your quilts...they are so inspirational...just WOW!

Aw, thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012 09:54:34 PM »

Ha! I thought this was a MineSweeper quilt from the thumbnail. It's very nice though!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012 10:35:49 PM »

Ha! I thought this was a MineSweeper quilt from the thumbnail. It's very nice though!

lol! That's great!
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012 04:07:09 AM »

OMG, I thought this too!!! Smiley It's a very nice quilt with a random pattern, but can I say...I was a little disappointed for some reason that it wasn't a Minesweeper quilt? I don't even like that game.  Cheesy

Ha! I thought this was a MineSweeper quilt from the thumbnail. It's very nice though!
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2012 10:30:42 AM »

That sounds like a good idea for a quilt!
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2012 06:34:58 PM »

Beautiful MareMare! That was a lot of work!
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2012 07:30:32 PM »

That's fabulous!! I love the layout and color choices. What a wonderful gift.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2012 10:23:09 PM »

I showed it at my quilt guild tonight and it got a nice response! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2012 06:50:11 AM »

no kidding!  what is there NOT to love about that quilt! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2012 10:59:08 AM »

It's possible that they were just excited because it was the last quilt in show and tell and the meeting had run over on the hottest day of the year in a barely air conditioned room lol!
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2012 03:25:03 PM »

To me the thumbnail looked like the periodic table-- it's amazing!
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2012 10:39:07 PM »

Thanks! Hmm, I feel like I've seen an actual periodic table quilt!
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2012 09:50:25 AM »

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Lovely work!
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012 05:13:23 AM »

I so admire those of you that can do all those tiny triangles in quilts so well.  Your quilt is lovely, and I love the fact that your friend used non traditional colours for the nusery.  Very pretty.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2012 08:23:44 AM »

Baby Charlie was born Saturday! I still haven't sent this or finished the second quilt, gah!
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012 09:01:38 AM »

I love this quilt!  The fabrics and colors look great together. 
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2012 03:36:15 PM »

Hey all, when I posted this originally I wanted to give credit to the original quilt that gave me the idea, but I couldn't find it at the time. I found it today and it is here~

http://www.squaresandtriangles.com/half-square-triangle-quilt-part-ii-67
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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2012 02:29:18 AM »

When you posted this, I was having a great vacation! Thanks to your "Michael Miller First Sight Quilt #2" I get to see this one too!

Very lovely! That must have been a lot of work! All those teeny tiny triangles! I admire your skills...  Shocked

Now I will check out the link you gave us!
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2012 03:34:37 AM »

Great quilt. The fabrics with the red, black and white patterns are so beautiful. Also - great present idea for a baby. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012 07:06:15 PM »

Minesweeper was my first thought when I saw the thumbnail.

Either way, it's GORGEOUS! Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2012 11:34:48 AM »

looks great, I love the quilting you did and the fabrics you chose. 
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