Friday, January 6, 2012

Pretty Please

I just put the final stitches into my first quilt finish for 2012!  A pretty nice finish to my week and such a pleasure to make, so I'm calling this one, "Pretty Please".   I'm sure if you read here regularly, you will recognize the block as being the same scrappy bento box that I gave a tutorial on a couple months back (I also have a tutorial to show how to make a pillow from this block).  I just couldn't stop making those blocks - how could I resist the energy of all those reds?
I decided to quilt a wavy line grid to play off all those straight lines in the block design.  I want to keep trying different ways of machine quilting for each of my quilts, even though I always feel I should just meander or stipple quilt ( because I really enjoy that form of free motion quilting ;o).

For the binding, I was really happy to be able to re-use this lovely chocolate brown fabric that I unpicked from a quilt top I decided to take apart.

Check out the crazy back on my quilt!  The plaid is a lovely brushed cotton, so the quilt is extra soft. Obviously, I didn't have quite enough for the whole back,  so I threw in some left over bento box blocks and pieces to make up the shortage.  It's certainly not boring, is it? ;o)

Now all those scrappy red cushions I stitched up have themselves a co-ordinating quilt.  Looks about right for cozy spot to read a good book or for movie watching, don't you agree?

Pretty Please is being linked to Finish it Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love controlled palette scrappy quilts like that almost as much as I love crazy-wild scrappy quilts!

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  2. Love it! Quilt is beautiful! Love that wavy line quilting! Thanks for sharing it!!

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  3. I really am enjoying this quilt. Congratulations!

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  4. What a GREAT quilt. Classic red and creamy white...PLUS pillows to match! Yes. Very cozy indeed.

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  5. Pretty Please is Mighty Fine!! The reds are just so rich and luscious (as a proud redhead, I'm not biased at all, LOL) :) The patchworky pieced back was a design decision, YES!

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  6. wow you worked super quick to have that finished already. Looks greate and I will have to check out the tut. Great quilt to have out for Valentine's soon enough. Enjoy the chinooks

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  7. Gorgeous quilt and I am loving the back as much as the front!

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  8. Wauw its really beautifull!!!!

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  9. It's absolutely beautiful and I love the matching cushions.

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  10. Very lovely and a perfect way to get yourself into the new year.
    I am trying to get myself up to making a quilt. I have all the pieces but haven't been inspired on the design Your Bento box is really delightful and intriguing.

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  11. Oh! I love the reds! I love all the different reds come together! I backing is also very nice! The pillows and the quilt are so nice together~ ( I'd love to make a bento box for myself).

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  12. red and white..... yum yum! thanks for sharing... lucky you that it is yours! wishfully wanting one for me :) janita

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  13. Nicely done quilt! I love the design and it really suits in your home.

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  14. Love, love, love this quilt and the pillows! It all makes me just want to crawl right into that corner!

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  15. OMGosh..this is just BEAUTIFUL! I love it in Reds!! What FUN and it looks so warm and cozy! I really like your pillows too! Thanks so much for teaching the block at SEW WE QUILT I enjoyed it and will definitely be using it in a full quilt instead of just a block :)
    Happy Quilting,

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