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A RED Letter Day.

Posted on | August 23, 2011 | 110 Comments

Or should that be a RED quilt day.

Today I am having some fun doing the Tuesday Guest post at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure.  And I get to show you this finally finished quilt top.

Madame Samm is running a wonderful Wantobe Quilter’s Campaign. If you want to be in the draw for some great prizes, head over to Sew We Quilt for a look and join in the fun.

(The post won’t be up until Tues afternoon, Eastern Aust Time.)

110 Responses to A RED Letter Day.

  • I just fell in love with your red quilt.
    Then I saw the leaves, how clever.

  • This is looking fantastic!

  • pricilla precise says:

    Oops, Karen – I sent my comment earlier, but used my alternative email address. Poor Madame Samm must be tearing her hair out with my errors!
    This was my earlier comment, and it still applies:

    Hello Karen – your Medallion quilt is lovely – red and white is such a great combo. I got to your blog via Stash Manicure, and now follow you both. This campaign is really something !

  • Gail B says:

    what a stunning quilt! thanks for your post on Sew we Quilt!

  • Deb R says:

    Ohh I jsut love your quilt design!!!! My favourite colour is red and IM sure this pattern is a must have!!!
    Im a new follower :)

  • Althemese Bailey says:

    I love your red and white quilt. It is awesome. Love your blogspot. I am a new follower.

  • Mom C says:

    Absolutely beautiful quilt! I’m amazed at all the different patterns you used. Amazing. I also loved all the extras you made. Gorgeous.

  • Brenda C says:

    BEAUTIFUL quilt!! Love all the different patterns. Thanks for sharing! I’m a new follower.

  • Brenda says:

    I love Red and White! I have a red and white quilt that came out of my grandmothers attic. I have been collecting red and white fat 1/4’s for a while now. I have a pattern that I plan to use them in once it get a handle on all the other projects I have going.

  • Cindi C says:

    Beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job with the math. Love it.

  • Belinda says:

    Hi Karen – I am a new follower…and I am so glad I found your blog! I adore red and white quilts and each one you have done is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your creativity and for providing inspiration…

  • daisy says:

    just love that red quilt – also love the other red items and those bird cards are gorgeous

  • Jeanie says:

    Love your red and white quilts.
    They are so fresh and crisp!
    I’m a new follower of your blog.
    I’m looking forward to seeing many more of your
    wonderful quilts and getting inspiration from them. Thanks for taking the time to share.

  • Robyn says:

    Hello from another Aussie. Love your red and white quilt at Sew We Quilt. Also love that you designed it yourself :). Lol, I’d need eldest daughter’s help with the math as she’s a walking computer when it comes to numbers!

  • Sara Lyn says:

    I LOVE red and white together like that. What a beautiful quilt!!!

  • ♥Duff says:

    absolutely lovely! I have never made a red quilt, but I did just receive a package of red charm squares (about 125!) from a red/white swap. You’ve given me some great ideas–love your border!

  • Colleen says:

    Thank you for your post over at SM. Such lovely work – thanks!

  • mary ellen peterson says:

    love your quilt story and how it grew! new to your it!!!! :>)

  • Dianne Giles says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful. I love it and the journey of how you made it. So many ideas going thru’ my head now. Look forward to checking out your blog at leisure. Cheers, Dianne

  • evelyn says:

    I just read your post on Stash. Thankyou for sharing the process of how your beautiful quilt came to be.

  • Cecilia says:

    I just found you on Stash Manicure. I love your red and white quilt.

  • Kathleen C says:

    Your quilt is fabulous! Thanks for the full description of your work today at Stash Manicure–I learned a lot from seeing your stack of fabrics to how you picked each border and how you used your fabrics.

  • Quiltjane says:

    The quilt looks fantastic. Congratulations.

  • Lisa b says:

    Your red and white quilt is beautiful! I’ve never seen those prints before and they are lovely! Ever think of publishing a pattern for the quilt?

  • Manda says:

    Red is my absolute favorite color too! I love this quilt, and how you incorporated so many different techniques, but that it doesn’t look busy at all. You really have an eye for design.

    I’m a new follower.

  • Sandi Price says:

    I love this quilt and I think I am going to enjoy following your blog. I’m glad you were the guest poster today over at Sew We Quilt.

  • MoeWest says:

    Hi Karen,
    You did a fabulous job designing this red and white medallion quilt. I look forward to reading your blog.

  • Debra says:

    thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt at stash manicure. i know exactly how quilts can grow and grow. :) your quilts are beautiful and i really appreciate the time and talent you put into them.

    again, thank you for sharing!


  • Kira says:

    This was delightful. To see the process takes away some of my fears. To know that you too make it up as you go along, hoping it will turn out, makes it even better. I love it. I’m in the middle of one I am hoping will turn out too. Cross my fingers it’s as beautiful as yours.

  • Michelle says:

    Your quilts are beautiful!

  • WandaFish says:

    Love your quilt and thanks for sharing the process over at Madame Samm’s :)

  • Love your red/white quilt!! I am a new follower too. Have a happy day!

  • This is one of my favorite posts over at Sew We Sew Karen! Thanks for sharing your process on this beautiful red and white quilt!

  • Margaret Morgan says:

    I just love reds! you made a beautiful quilt. I am in the process of collecting reds and white to make midget blocks from Sentimental Stitches. I have added your blog to my list of blogs to follow.

  • Margaret Morgan says:

    I am just in love with the red! It is my very favorite color. I am in the process of collecting red and whites to make some midget blocks from Sentimental Stitches. I have added your blog to my list of blogs to follow. What inspriation.

  • Annette says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful! And I love seeing the process you went through to create it. Great post!

  • Really enjoyed your post about your red and white quilt. It turned out beautifully. And I like the way you solve the “using the wrong fabric” issue. Good for you. I joined your blog and will be reading your post from now on. Keep up the good work.

  • Karen S. says:

    I love the quilt and really enjoyed your post over at Sew We Quilt! Thank you for sharing.

  • LJ says:

    Karen, I loved your “red” quilt that you shared with me/us at SEW WE QUILT. I love it! Your process was amazing. I usually think one must have the whole quilt mapped out before starting and you have given me a new way to think about designing. I wonder how you managed the task of having “enough” of all the fabrics you needed for the quilt.

  • I really enjoyed seeing the process for making your quilt. I have been afraid to venture out and make something not using a pattern. I am still a little shaky on the math but your quilt is giving me the courage to try a design on my own. I have Quilt Pro 5 for my mac. This may make the design process easier for me.

  • pricillaprecise says:

    Hello Karen – your Medallion quilt is lovely – red and white is such a great combo. I got to your blog via Stash Manicure, and now follow you both. This campaign is really something !

  • hi Im a new follower of your site and a wanna be quilter I just love the red quilts they are beautiful

  • Pokey says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the share.
    The border is inspirational, I like the curvy Drunkard’s Path ~

  • Margaret Mead says:

    I love your quilt. I would buy this pattern. It is really well thought out. The proportions are great and the fabric choices are perfect. So, how soon can I get this pattern?

  • rosa says:

    It`s awesome.Next month I`m going to star to quilt a red and white quilt.It`ll last twelve months.It`s called 12 months in red.

    I`m your new follower!!

  • Angie says:

    I just became a follower of yours’. That red/white quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS…and I love how it grew from the center out!! Just beautiful!! :)

  • Judith Hogan says:

    Karen, your red and white quilt is the most gorgeous quilt I’ve seen in a long time. I just can’t stop looking at it it’s so beautiful. I’m now following your blog.

  • Jacque. says:

    WOW…this is gorgeous! Love that red/white! Great work.

  • Gladys says:

    I love this quilt! Love red and white! And read your post over at Sew WE Quilt. Thanks for sharing the process! Congrats! It’s so beautiful! I’m a new folower! A hug!

  • Marsha B says:

    I really enjoyed your post on Sew We Quilt with M Samm ! I love your red and white quilt, it is really beautiful!

  • Janice Martin says:

    Beautiful! I just became a follower.

  • Mary C in WA says:

    I think it is a red and white year with the exhibition they had in NY. I made my grand-daughter at red white and Black OLVIA the Pig quilt a few years ago for her birthday. I made a medallion quilt with Jennifer Chiaverini’s pattern, a Mariner’s Compass in the center and done as a Round Robin with a Yahoo group last year. It is one of my quilts waiting for Quilting. You quilt just sings laying on the bed with the sunshine streaming in.

  • beeps says:

    awesome quilt karen! i love how you just worked it. the little leftovers you showed on M. Samm’s site are wonderful – what a great way to use extra and “oops” blocks. Don’t we all have some of those!?

  • Hi Karen… love your red and white! Visiting from Madame Samm and am now a new follower. Your guest post on Sew WE Quilt was wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this quilt and the other eye candy! …Karen

  • Katherine says:

    Enjoyed your post over at Stash Manicure. You did a beautiful job designing a gorgeous quilt. I love it!

  • Nancy says:

    Karen, Your Quilt is just Stunning! So Crisp & Fresh Looking! Thanks for sharing over at Madame Samms today!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  • Ann Marie says:

    I am a new follower. I love how you design as you go, I do that too!

  • Maxine says:

    Found you through Stash Manicure. Love all the red and white. Red is my color…red cars, red clothes..well I think you know that I love red. All your red and white projects are great..really like the small mug rug you made out of the drunkerds path leftovers……Love it all

  • That is a beautiful quilt that you chose to share with us this morning at Stash Manicure! You do beautiful work and I love the color choice! Thank you! I have just become a new follower here! Hope you have a great day!

  • marybeth says:

    So happy to be a new follower! Your quilts are lovely!!

  • Vickie says:

    I just read your post on Sew We Quilt! I am a wantabe but I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your quilt is! I love the red and white! I really enjoyed your post! Thanks!

  • I love your red and white quilts! I’m making one, also, with redwork Sunbonnet’s. I also like your other quilts as I stroll through your blog. Your posting was a really good description of your process. Thanks.

  • I am a new follower! Beautiful Red Quilts! Very striking! I love Blues and have made over 100 quilts in blues! Just love it! I should try RED — I love your quilts! My second favorite color is orange – use that for my logo, but I would have to say I LOVE BLUES! Thanks for sharing on Sew We Quilt! Enjoy your day!

  • Sallie says:

    Gorgeous! I love red and white, too, and blue and white. Thanks for sharing! I came from Stash Manicure.

  • Denise says:

    Wow! International Blogging, who would have thought? Loved your talk at Stash Manicure. Beautiful workmanship. Thank you!

  • Kathleen says:

    I found you through Stash Manicure. Your quilt is totally amazing! I love red and white quilts. I am your new follower!

  • Barb Colvin says:

    Just became a new follower thanks to M Samm–great post! really liked your birdies :)

  • Sandra Davidson says:

    Love love love your red and white quilt it is beautiful and I enjoyed the process it took you to get there. I would love a red and white quilt for my living room,maybe one day.

  • dee says:

    Love your Stash interview – course, Red is my favorite color and your boarder – I will be “stealin” that idea. Love it!

  • Jacque says:

    Love your post at Stash Manicure, and your wonderful quilt, too! I’m your newest follower for now! Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects with us!

  • Sharon Griffiith says:

    Thank you so much for giving us so much detail on your red and white quilt. I have to agree I have 2 red and white quilts and I love them both. One is bed size and the other is a throw. I will try and post a pic on my blog later today so I can share mine with you. They are like samplers but like you the color of red and white is the best in my book….have a wonderful day

  • janita says:

    red and white quilts are timeless. Yours is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! love the process shared and everything about it. I am subscribing to your feed…. I will have to wait to follow later in the week with another computer… the follow button is not working on mine. beautiful inspiration here. I look forward to more visits. thankyou Janita

  • Carrie P. says:

    I really enjoyed reading through your process of making your red and white quilt. So glad it all worked out so beautifully for you. Gorgeous.
    Our quilt guild is having a quilt show next year and there is a challenge to make a red and white quilt. I am in the process of thinking it through now.

  • Melinda says:

    I love how this quilt came together for you, thanks for explaining. Gorgeous!!

  • I also love red! Your quilt is gorgeous and I enjoyed seeing it! I’ve never made a quilt in only two colors, so no red and white quilt, but I have red in nearly all the quilts I make. They just seem to need that punch of warmth!

  • Sharon says:

    That is a beautiful quilt! I love the red and white you used.

  • Patti says:

    Congrats on your guest post on Madame Samm! Your quilts are amazing and beautiful!

  • Margaret says:

    I enjoyed reading about the process of making your red and white quilt over at Madame Samm’s.
    It’s a beautiful quilt and the Drunkard’s Path border is awesome.
    I am a new follower.

  • Wendy in MT says:

    Your quilt is amazing! I love that sunburnt is a color of red too, isn’t it :) Your post on Sew We Quilt today is quite wonderful and I’m so happy to be introduced to a new quilty-bloggy friend :) Have a super wonderful day and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful quilt!!

  • Kristen says:

    I love red and white! Red is my favorite color anyway, and paired with white it’s so crisp and gorgeous. I love that you used traditional patterns (Drunkard’s Path) and techniques (needle turn applique) – we don’t see as much of that these days as we used to. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  • trish says:

    Your quilt is just stunning!!

  • Melissa says:

    I am so glad to find you today via Stash Manicure! This red and white quilt is so pretty. I just love the crisp freshness of it:) Thanks for the inspiration:)

  • Kris P says:

    I love your red quilt. I’ve been collecting some red and cream fabrics for awhile. I love the creative process of letting the quilt just happen, one stage at a time.
    Thanks for sharing through Sew We Quilt.

  • Renea says:

    I love your red and white quilts. I have been making quilts that have redwork embroidery and quilt squares. Right now I have two done with the plans to make a baby quilt next. Thanks for the great blog today.

  • Marj says:

    I just became a new follower, love your quilts and your style. I also enjoyed the post over at Madame Samm’s blog.

  • I love this red and white quilt. It is amazing! The blue one is lovely also, actually I really have enjoyed looking at your site and seeing your lovely work. Thank you for sharing at Madam Samm’s. So glad to be a follower of yours also.

  • Judy C in NC says:

    Really did enjoy your Stash Manicure post today. One of my first quilts was a medallion quilt – Mariner’s Compass in center – and then all different borders from there out. Wonderful fun. I recently wanted a red and white quilt and embroidered quilt designs on 12 inche squares and made a quilt. Turned out really great. Wonderful post and loved seeing your quilts. Judy C in NC

  • Marsha says:

    Love the RED and the quilt is gorgeous!!!

  • Nikki Jackson says:

    Hi Karen! I’m a new follower of yours and I learned about you through Madame Samm and her Wantobe Quilter campaign. I love your Red and White quilt! There are so many different designs in it and it looks so fresh and clean! You really did a great job – thank you for sharing with us! (Also, I like your other work, too!)

  • ImperaMagna says:

    Your red and white quilt is absolutely stunning… congratulations on such a fantastic finish! You must be very thrilled with your quilt!

    I’m here from Stash Manicure and am a new follower!

  • Michele says:

    I really love the way this came together though for me I would have had to do something other than the DP as I am not a fan of curves at all. I hope one day to do a red and white quilt and will definitely keep this one in mind when it comes time to plan mine.

  • Christine Cohrs says:

    Loved reading all about your red and white quilt over at Madam Samm and yes I am now a follower.


  • Shari says:

    Love this quilt! And read your post over at Sew WE Quilt. Thanks for sharing the process!

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the red and white!! How funny that you got carried away and ended up with the star blocks!! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Debbie says:

    Great job on your feature at Sew we quilt….your red and white quilt is just amazing, stiking, and I love it. You are proof that quilting is self expression and not just from a pattern.

  • Hazel says:

    LOVE the freshness of the reds ‘n’ whites, Karen! Your quilt is a stunner and no mistake! Thank you for posting over at Mme Samms – is the campaign wonderful?

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a coffee here and I’m going to take some time looking through your other posts…

  • Suz says:

    Your red and white quilt is lovely! You have seen mine medallion before
    I’ve just finished a red, black and white one too, but I haven’t posted it yet! (from A fellow Victorian)
    Congrats on the Madame Samm blogpost!

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    I’ve wondered how your Red and White quilt was going! What a quilt!! It’s absolutely beautiful!!

  • Barb Powers says:

    Red has been my favorite color all my life. I would love to win the red/white fabric– I feel a red quilt waiting in the wings! Barb (new follower)

  • The quilt is absolutely STUNNING ! you work is awesome and I love red&white!!

  • Merete says:

    Wow, your red and white quilt is gorgeous! Love the picture over at Sew We Quilt laying on the bed with the sun through the windows, beautiful.

  • My mother was the biggest fan of red and white! If she were still living, I would just about be tempted to make your quilt for her! I love it! That drunkards path border is awesome!

  • QuiltSue says:

    I love this quilt, and have really enjoyed your post about the process of making it, thank you.

    I have recently made a red and white quilt too, called Christmas Wreath, which you can see on my blog. It’s ready for quilting as soon as I get the backing fabric for it.

  • Angela says:

    I am inspired to try something like this although it is not my usual type of quilt.
    So many points.

  • Sunnybec says:

    WOW that’s beautiful Karen, better start looking for some more red fabric so I can start mine!!

  • Joan says:

    Your quilt looks fabulous. I LOVE what you have done with it. Dare I ask??? Hand applique in the middle! :-)

  • What an absolutely beuatiful quilt! You know, red is my favorite color, so this one really makes me happy!

  • Pauline says:

    Luv your red and white quilt. Moda is coming out with a red and white line. Looking forward to your guest post with Sew We Quilt….you will definitely get a lot of new followers. I think my computer is finally fixed so now I can finally get back to blogland.

  • just beautiful Karen

  • Fiona says:

    see you there…


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