May 24, 2010

seeing red quilt - done

i finshed the "seing red" quilt - yay! i got the idea from Allison here at (and i am very thankful for it!).
all those half square triangles - because you sew on the bias of the fabric it is kind of hard to get them all the same size. well, at least for me it is :-) and that´s even though i squared them up after sewing them, again..

seeing red quilt front

the squares are 5 1/2" big and i used some Kaufman essex cotton-linen blend with all those lovely reds.
at first i added some fuchsia-colored pieces, too, but took them out because a more or less clean red and white look really looks much better.
although there is a tiny bit of blue in some of the fabrics, but that doesn´t hurt.

seeing red quilt detail b

the backing is made with some red and white flower fabric i got at frau tulpe some years ago, i had to add some red solid though to get the necessary length.
it is the same fabric as the binding which actually is a very nice effect it think.

seeing red quilt backing

i quilted in straight lines, again, and like it very much on this one. however i wanted to add some vertical lines, too, but got some puckers just doing the first row so i unpicked it and left it quilted just with horizontal and diagonal lines.
one day i will manage to do the whole shebang..

 seeing red quilt detail a


  1. It looks lovely, I like the quilting lines as they are. I don't think it needs extra lines for appearance sake.

  2. What a gorgeous quilt, Claudia! You've got a great selection on beautiful red fabrics and they look lovely with that Essex.

  3. that is beautiful!! i have got to learn how to quilt / fix my sewing machine! :)

  4. I love your version of this quilt, it's fantastic !
    The quilting looks great.

  5. Oh wie toll!! Die Farben sowieso... Und alles so schön gleichmäßig.

  6. thank you all so much, i am very flattered!!

  7. Donnerwetter, warst Du schnell – und ein tolles Ergebnis! Toller Quilt!

  8. Gorgeous quilt. You are so busy and so clever!!


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