Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Bloggers' Quilt Festival

It is time to join in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival over at Amy's! 
This is my second time joining in with sew many talented quilters! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoy yourself and come back again! If you have been here before, thanks for coming again! I love my readers!

Today, I wanted to share a quilt I made about 2 1/2 years ago.  I made this quilt once before for a gift and fell in love with it.  It went on my 'to do' list for some time.  Then I made this one for myself!  It is called Red Herringbone.


It is made with several different coordinating homespun striped fabrics.  The diamonds and triangles are made with a lame which gives it a shimmer.  I first made this quilt in a class using homespun and flannels in browns and greens for a very masculine quilt.  The technique was fun to do and easy.  


Making this quilt did bring on a challenge working with fabrics that are not as stable as quilter's cotton.  I am pleased with the results.  Do you like it?


Now hop over to Amy's to check out all the other talented quilters!  I'm linking up here...

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31 comments:

  1. I see why you fell in love with it...it is beautiful!

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  2. Just fabulous! Gorgeous color and design.

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  3. Very neat! I love it! Love the boldness of it! Great job.

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  4. Oh, wow! That is just so luxurious and gorgeous. I do love it!

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  5. I love it!! And the colors are my faves!!

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  6. Love your quilt! I'm struck with the beauty that the striped fabric makes with this pattern. A real show stopper! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It is georgeus, i love this:)

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  8. This is fantastic! I´ve never seen this pattern executed your way, but the effect is just - well, wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is so gorgeous. Do you mind me asking what is the pattern called or is it something you made up? Also, what did you use for batting? It drapes so luxuriously. The colors are just beautiful.

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  10. What a striking quilt, you really got a lot of bang for your fabric using that stripe. And thanks for showing the stripe back with the front so we can really see how it was put together. Kudos
    Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

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  11. It is delightful and so striking!

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  12. A fabulous quilt!! Such beautiful rich colours.

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  13. Very beautiful rich red palette. This quilt is so sophisticated! I can see why you wanted to make more than one...
    Thank you for your lovely visit!
    ; )

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  14. It's gorgeous. It also looks challenging.

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  15. I love how it fooled me at first glance...great use of your fabrics!

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  16. It looks great! The striped fabric made it look very complicated.

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  17. Wow! Totally impressive!! Beautiful work and marvelous quilt :)

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  18. Lovely. Colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. This is such a stunning effect using all stripes. I love the way it has turned out. Great quilt!

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  20. Oh wow! This quilt is stunning!

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  21. Love the herringbone effect and the stripes! Beautiful :-)

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  22. Ummmm...wow one of the prettiest quilts I have seen so far in the BQF! Awesome, I love it!

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  23. So pretty. And I love the drape on it. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. It is a very stunning quilt - reminds me a little of French Braid. Judy C

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Sweet sentiments