Sunday, January 4, 2009

red white and aqua quilt

I'm feeling a little guilty about finishing a quilt when my house feels somewhat disorganized and cluttered from our move, but I had fun anyway. It was inspired by this quilt. Completely made up of scraps (except the white and the binding and backing...hmm, I guess just the squares are scraps).

This one will go to a new baby niece. Born just days after Christmas.
I realize this picture is blurry, but the little red ridinghood fabric (on the right) is one of my all time favorites. I use it very sparingly.

and the backing, pink, red and brown dots.

52 comments:

kangaroo said...

how beautiful! this is a great design, and i love the binding--looks GREAT with the backing. your blog is inspirational! happy new year!

1stdaughter said...

Love this quilt! The backing is so beautiful, I'm sure mom and baby will love it.

Vicki said...

very pretty. I love the red riding hood fabric too, and the sea horses look great.

Molly said...

So pretty! I love all your quilts!

Terriaw said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the colors and the backing too. I have never seen that red riding hood fabric, but I love it too.

MichelleB said...

It's wonderful! Love the red riding hood. Don't feel guilty. It'll make you feel more at home to get some sewing done. I'm just sure it will.

Tina said...

I like all the fun fabrics in your quilt. You've got some great scraps!

Katherine said...

Oh WOW!! Absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

I love the fabric combo!!

Leslie said...

i love it, nettie! red/white/aqua is such a great color scheme, but i think it would be difficult to pull off. you did it perfectly!

mr_monkeysuit said...

That's beautiful. Good luck with unpacking all those boxes.

Darci said...

I love this. The colors are so vivid. It makes me want to go to the fabric store ASAP!!!

Misty M. said...

What a wonderful quilt! I don't think I could put such great colors together at all. You did such a great job! A+!

Shanna said...

Very nice!! I love the colors and patterns of the fabrics you used!

Emily said...

Those fabrics look awesome together!

bethmorgan said...

I LOVE it!!!! All the fabrics look great together!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love it and i see why you use a little of the fabric, it is sooo cute!!

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful!

jacquie said...

darling, nettie. it amazes me you can get this done so soon after the move. i can't stop looking at it!

Staci said...

Lovely. That red riding hood fabric is adorable. :)

Jellybean Soup Company said...

Aww- it's so beautiful! I'm so glad you're back- I've missed reading about your projects! :)

bettyninja said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I love that color combo. I always seem to find time to quilt when I have other things to do- funny how that works isn't it? Making quilts with what you have in your stash is the best!

MB said...

Love the backing! What fabric is it?

Linda said...

Such a sweet quilt, great colour combo. I'm sure it will be loved and cherished.

another amy said...

That red-riding hood fabric is adorable. I have a pile where I keep adding red, white and aqua (and pink) fabric from my stash. Thanks for the motivation to do something with it!

I seem to quilt all the time with chaos around me. Somehow it brings me comfort to see some permanent progress on something, when the rest of my life lacks visible evidence that I've been working all day. :) Good luck settling in your new home!

nettie said...

Hi MB,

the backing is from Denyse Schmidt's flea market fancy line.

erica e said...

as always, you've produced something that just blows me away. your style is so inspiring to me. colorful, crisp, lovely. and i've been a fan of your blog for awhile but somehow i missed the fact that you were down here in the houston area too. of course, didn't find that out until you moved. not like i would drop by your house if i had known,but anyway... so um, yes, beautiful quilt. i love it:)

Alissa said...

So so beautiful!! I always love your stuff so much!!

Barb said...

What beautiful colors....

quiltycat said...

Wonderful colours! I have to start a baby quilt and I will take an inspiration to yours. Thanks!

Jacey said...

Gorgeous! The back fabric is a wonderful compliment to all your stash pieces.

Cara said...

I Love it! So pretty- especially the little red riding hood fabric! The back fabric is awesome- what is it called?
What a great gift for your new niece!

~D Spack~ said...

ok I'm seeing green! I love this quilt! For a couple of years now, I've been wanting to do a red and aqua quilt! You've done a beautiful job and the backing/binding combo is exquisite!

Lisa said...

SO pretty! I love those colors together.

Kerri said...

so pretty! i love the colors you used! and your niece is sure lucky to get one of your beautiful quilts!!!

Anina said...

Oooh! Love the colors!

amandajean said...

what a great quilt, nettie! i LOVE it! i just started a red and aqua quilt and i'm so excited about it. it's a no fail color combo, don't you think?

KF said...

So cute! I am making a similar project right now and love how quickly it comes together and how stress-free a method it is!

Corrie said...

love it! perfect!

Corrie:)

Leslie said...

wow, this is such a beautiful quilt. I wish my scraps were half as pretty

inkie-mumma said...

Perfect quilt for a new little girl! Lucky thing

Natasha said...

Gorgeous quilt! A very lucky little girl.

Randi said...

So gorgeous and pretty. I love it!

Ashley said...

Love it! What a great mix of fabrics!

littlebluecottage said...

Hi!

It's Tina, from little blue cottage and I'm trying to get everyone's email addreses together for our quilting bee. Can you email me at tina m at cruzio dot com

Thank you!

Bee Square Fabrics said...

So, so, so pretty. I too love the Little Red Riding Hood. I didn't save any for myself, so I'll just have to drool over your bit of it.

:) Diane

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful! I love that little rrh fabric :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Monica introduced me to the lovliness of aqua and red together. I had never put those two colors together quite like this before. I love this. I love those colors together so much. The make me happy. And isn't that what it is all about!

Sarah said...

LOVE this! The red riding hood fabric is precious.

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Karen K. said...

Well, I just have to say that this quilt is cherished and loved and used. Each time I go to Sarah's I just pull it out and stare at it. I must admit, I didn't notice the Little Red Riding Hood fabric. :( I will next time though! My favorite fabric was the gold fish with the names and the (is it a) scuba diver... it just cracked me up. I do love your quilts. I wish I was a niece! Thank you from Gramma K! At least I get to wrap 'em up in it when I'm there and enjoy them that way. :)

lila said...

I found your quilt on flickr...don't remember how. It inspired me to make similar blocks in more masculine colors...I am posting about it, with a link to your post, on my blog
www.indigopears.blogspot.com
today!

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