Sunday, January 3, 2016

White Snow and A Red Quilt

Combine some fresh snow,
a new year
and a red and white quilt 

and it made a great day to 
take some photos.

This ocean wave quilt 
had been my leader and enders project
starting in January, 2012.

And this fall I had decided I had had enough.
75" x 75"
It was time to stop making half square triangles
and sew all the pieces together.

I had my friend, Kathy, do the machine quilting for me.
I decided on an overall feathered pattern.
I thought it needed some curved lines
to soften all those angles.

The quilt is made up of hundreds of different reds and white fabrics
all sewn together 
while I sewed on lots of other projects.

This toile by Jo Morton
 made the perfect backing 
along with a variety of leftover strips for the binding.

I think this was the perfect way to end 2015,
and start 2016
 don't you?

With lots of quilts finished this past year
it leaves the door wide open for new things!
I'm ready for 2016.

 Until Next Time-

33 comments:

  1. LUV, LUV, LUV it Kyle! Every little bit of it.

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  2. What a gorgeous finish! Your decision for the feather quilting really did soften the triangles. Happy New Year!

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  3. AMAZING QUILT !!!!!!!!

    That feather quilting is just a perfect icing for this quilt

    Congratulations on a Great Finish!

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  4. Wow--it's just gorgeous! It's a true classic and that toile on the back and the fun label are a perfect finish--love it!

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  5. Perfect!!! I really love it, and isn't the snow a perfect foil for it! Love, love!!

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  6. What a beautiful quilt! I love red and white quilts - you did an awesome job! That Jo Morton toile is one of my favorites. It is prefect on the back of your quilt!! Just gorgeous - congrats on the finish.

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  7. Isn't it amazing what leaders and enders can lead to. This is a beautiful quilt, and perfectly timed finish for photos in the snow :)

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  8. Beautiful quilt--I love red fabric Ugh on all those HST's--and you finished!

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  9. It's a beautiful quilt Kyle - one you will enjoy using I think :0) It looks gorgeous outside with the snow and blue sky! Your label is wonderful along with the toile backing. A great leader and ender project! I can't wait to see what new projects you work on in 2016.

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  10. Love this pattern and love red & white scrap quilts, what a great leaders and enders project! Well done on getting it finished...especially in time for new projects in the new year, which is always so tempting. Look forward to seeing the new project you pick.

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  11. Oh, I love this Kyle! Controlled scrappy.....triangles.....red & white......what's NOT to love? Mmmmmm..... I've never actually had a leader/ender project - after seeing this I might have to give it a try. Wonderful pictures! (and the label is perfect)

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  12. Starting the year with a finish, good for you! It's a beauty!

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  13. Beautiful Kyle, and so nice photographed on the snow! and thanks for sending me on a research mission to Youtube to find out all about 'leaders and enders' - new to me but so interesting! You clearly do a lot of machine piecing to have this wonderful quilt as a by product. It does indeed round up a year of great finishes. Love the backing fabric too :)

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  14. Love your new red quilt, and it looks stunning in the snow!

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  15. You could not have ended the year with a more perfect quilt. Red being my favorite color and the snow to make it shine. Great finish!

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  16. Definitely a keeper! Love the rich reds especially against the snow. Are you planning on using this one as a Christmas quilt?

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  17. It's a beauty, Kyle. Ocean Waves quilts are no small accomplishment. I think you were very patient to keep at it as long as you did.
    Lovely photo shoot. : )

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  18. I love this quilt, Kyle! It looks amazing against the snow. Such a lot of half square triangles to sew - amazing!

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  19. Your quilt is beautiful and a great way to end one year and start a new year. Hugs

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  20. Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful setting to photograph your red and white quilt. Love the toile on the back :) Happy stitching in 2016!

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  22. What a beautiful postcard perfect Picture of your gorgeous Red & White Ocean Waves quilt!
    Love it, love it!!

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  23. That toile is the perfect back. How nice to finish one of those long term projects! I'm planning some ocean waves too, and I'm collecting more reds, but not for the same project!

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  24. I love this quilt! An amazing finish and all those HS triangles, oh my! Kathy did a fabulous job on the quilting too.

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  25. stunning finish for a beautiful quilt!

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  26. beautiful quilt and wonderful snowy photo. pretty feathery quilting.
    the backing is swoon worthy toile'
    lovely post!

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  27. It's perfect. And you did a fabulous job on the quilting too. And the snow!!! A great way to end one year. Happy stitching in 2016!

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  28. Wonderful red and white quilt. I am very attracted to the red & white quilts where more red shows than white.

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  29. Stunning classic red and white!

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