Thursday, February 20, 2020

Color It Red Blog Hop






Welcome to my day of the Color It Red Blog Hop, hosted by Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt.  Many thanks to Carol for thinking of this blog hop, as it prompted me to start and finish several items I have wanted to do for a long time.

I first started searching through my books for a project, and I came up with this book, in which I love all the projects!



I had always loved one of the small quilts called Hattie's Basket, and it was red, perfect for this blog hop.  I pulled out the Civil War reproduction scraps I have cut up and started putting the quilt together.  This measures 15 inches square.






I really love how it came out.  I hand-quilted it, and it was a small enough project I could get it finished too!  I used the Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk Blend which I won last year in a contest from Hobbs.  This was so much easier to use than whatever I used in my first and second attempts at hand-quilting!  Loved it!  I think I have enough to use for another hand-quilting project.



Sometime in January, Kathy Schmitz came out with the Love Sampler.  I bought it, and thought maybe I could get it done for the Color it Red Blog Hop.  Stitching went pretty fast, and I was able to finish it up before Valentine's Day!


I have a number of stitchery projects that are not quite finished.  I had this one from a Redwork Club my LQS used to have sitting in a pile, along with a baggie, with some fabric and buttons.  This UFO probably goes back to 2003 or so.





I made it into a cushion.  Didn't use the buttons.  The baggie didn't have any instructions about what I was supposed to do, but it was enough fabric for the back of the cushion and a border.  The little border around the heart says LOVE.





One last project I made was a bag for my grand-niece Lucy.  I found the pattern for the bunny here on Just Let Me Quilt with Therm O Web.




Today is the last day of the Color it Red Blog Hop.  The list for the whole hop is below.  Hope you have been having as good a time as I have with this hop!   Thanks again Carol for organizing it!


February 17th

February 18th

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st

25 comments:

Jan Snell said...

Your basket mini quilt is adorable. I often wonder how different battings will quilt so I will keep my eye out for the silk. The redwork projects are adorable. You just cannot go wrong with red and white.
Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful mini quilt, and I adore your stitcheries!

Carol S. said...

You do such beautiful work with your stitching. I love them all! Interesting info on the silk batting in your lovely Civil War piece and how it was easier to hand quilt. I'll have to try it sometime. That love sampler is gorgeous and so is the heart! Thank you so much for sharing your reds and hopping with us!

Carol S. said...

Whoops, I forgot to say how cute your bag turned out with the bunny!

Stitchin At Home said...

That mini basket is too cute! Your mini quilt is lovely, great projects!

Carol said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love all your projects and envy your hand quilting of Hattie's Basket, I REALLY LOVE the redwork sampler. Wow! Thanks for sharing all your projects! Great job!

Calicojoan said...

I'm loving all the red I'm seeing here. Wow! Everything looks awesome. Your stitcheries are just gorgeous! And topped off with Carols bunny on a bag! Too cute

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful work and how neat that you made a pillow from your UFO! 2003....I might have a couple of these!

Rebecca Smith said...

All three projects are beautiful and now I feel like I have to try the silk blend batting.

Susan said...

Lovely red projects!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Love, love, LOVE your scrappy red Basket quilt (and your Love Sampler, too!!)

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoyed seeing some red embroidery projects on the blog hop!

Dix in Canada said...

Love your red projects! Great to see UFO's getting finished. Lovely red work, something that is on my bucket list for possibly next Valentines. Thanks for joining in the hop & sharing your creativity.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your little red basket quilt! It's a great size for a quick finish. The Love Sampler turned out beautifully, too!

Karen's Korner said...

Very cute red projects happening at your place. Well done.

lynn said...

Wow Karrin, you have made some beauties, and complete with a label , well one gets extra kudos for that. I love your work. Thanks

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the little basket quilt. Great projects.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A Jo Morton fan myself and red is so signature. Lovely red work as well.

Vivian said...

So many good looking red projects here! I must try the silk batting with hand quilting -- maybe that will get my stitches smaller. Thumbs up on bringing some projects to a finish and getting a gift project done!

LJ said...

What a lovely array of projects - all with that special red fabric. I fell for your hand-stitched heart which you made into a pillow. Grand!

Farm Quilter said...

All your projects are fabulous!! You must be really fast at quilting to get you mini quilt done! You do exquisite handwork!! Thanks for sharing it on this great blog hop!

dq said...

Wow! That is so small! I also want to say how much I adore that red work heart pillow! I am just now starting to get into the pillow thing. I love how they make a home cozy.

Sharon said...

I really love your little basket quilt! Sew adorable. Your embroidery is very pretty too. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene McCain said...

So many beautiful projects! Love all your embroidery work. The bunny bag is adorable!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Beautiful and fun projects. Thanks for sharing!