Thursday, May 22, 2014

Simply Red in Blue

Last year I entered my quilt, The Courting Quilt in the Blogger's Quilter's Festival at Amy's Creative Side.
Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival -

 I hadn't planned to add a quilt this year since I didn't have one finished that I felt fit any of the categories, but this morning I had a light bulb moment--Simply Red in Blue! I just finished this quilt a couple days ago and it will be going to it's new (temporary) home at the quilt shop soon.

I am entering Simply Red in Blue in the Applique category.The pattern is from the book Simply Red by Kathy Schmitz.
The quilt measures 54" x 65"

I used lots of shades of blues from various designers including Primitive Gatherings, Kansas Troubles, etc., and a 2 yard pack of Cherrywood. 

All of the backgrounds are from Primitive Gatherings by Moda.
The quilting was done using Aurifil thread in neutral 2310 and navy 2745.
My brain doesn't allow my to do feathers, so I opted for figure 8's instead.

The finished appliques remind me of the Yorktowne pattern of Pfaltzgraff pottery.
I think this is going to be one of my favorite quilts.
The voting and such starts next week--it's fun to see what everyone else is up to. 


  1. Your blue quilt is stunning! I always enjoy seeing close-ups of quilting, and you've included some good ones to show me how individual blocks and the border were treated. I'm not surprised that this might become one of your favorite quilts. It's a beauty, Karen.

  2. Your Simply Red in Blue is just beautiful, congratulations on a fine finish! love your photos and good luck with the festival.

  3. I love the color combination that you used:)))

  4. The color is stunning. The applique and quilting is lovely. What a beautiful quilt.

  5. I like that you used different shades of blue in your quilt. It gives it a lot of interest. Such a good finish!

  6. I love this in blue and the fabrics you used make it just glow! Truly, truly beautiful!

  7. Karen, I never know what to quilt in the borders. So thanks for the inspiration and for rejuvinating this at Tuesday Archives!