Friday, 15 June 2012

Red herring Quilt – finished!


RH 1Tada! It’s done! Despite the unpicking and the quilting dilemmas, it is now finished! And I am very happy! Look at all those happy little herrings! Oh and look at that gorgeous blue sky in the background – after all my whinging about the rain – it’s beautiful now!
RH side As you can see, I left the quilting with what I was happy with. Those horizontal sections defeated me. It took me an hour and a half to unpick 8 rows of quilting on there so I wasn’t really game to try anything else in case I hated it. I quite like it plain now. I’m convinced of it. ;)
RH backThe back is rather ordinary as I never really intend to turn this over. I just want to look at the happy bright side all the time. So I just pieced together some fabrics I’ve had in my stash for far too long. I think that silver one was technically a Christmas fabric. Pretty though. I also decided against a binding and did the old pillowcase fliparoo.
RH drapedI so love this quilt. It’s exciting to see a quilt come together from a random idea I had in my head about a paper pieced herringbone. All thanks to the clutch pedal in my car haha! A big thank you to those lovely folks who were so encouraging about my block design (even with the silly back story involved!). You can find the Red Herring pattern and tutorial for the block here if you’re interested.

Don’t you just love that feeling of accomplishment when you finish off a happy little quilt?
RH fenceYeah, me too. :)

25 comments:

  1. The quilting looks just right to me. Great job!

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  2. You'll have to be a lot more careful now when out driving, there is no telling where you will get inspiration from next! I fear for the other drivers in your neighbourhood, if another part of the car catches your eye as a potential quilt pattern :)

    Great quilt and pattern.

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  3. Who knew a clutch pedal could make such a beautiful quilt! Thankyou for the tutorial.

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  4. Ah it's gorgeous and the quilting works really well :-)

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  5. It's just lovely! Well done you!

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  6. It looks fantastic! I love how you quilted the red herrings! The backing is really pretty too! I know you said it is technically a Christmas fabric, but it works really well as everyday fabric!

    Unpicking quilting really is the worst, isn't it? My machine doesn't handle thickness well (even at zero foot pressure) and my quilting stitches get so tiny!

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  7. This is probably a dumb question... but what is the "pillowcase fliparoo"?

    Quilt looks great, by the way!

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  8. well it looks just great.....i like the quilt

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  9. That looks great! You've done an awesome job, glad to see you left the horizontal parts plain..unpicking is a nightmare =D

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  10. This is a happy quilt - beautiful!

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  11. Oh, Kristy, this is beautiful! Wow! I love the Herringbone block. Congrats on a fabulous finish!

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  12. Beautiful quilt, Kristy! I love the Herringbone pattern...it's very creative. It's always amazing and inspiring to me where people find their inspiration. It's teaching me to always be on the lookout for a new pattern where ever I am! Thanks for linking up today!

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  13. Finishing anything is quite the accomplishment for me :) It looks very pretty.

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  14. Really nice! I know you said Herringbone but I see ferns.

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  15. Looks gorgeous Kristy! Well done!

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  16. Lovely, lovely quilt Kristy! Perfect winter quilt :o)

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  17. Love your design and fabric choices. Well done.

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  18. It's very cute! I like the herringbone design. Very cool. :)

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  19. This is a fabulous quilt- I love everything about it!

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  20. Awesome - it looks great!! Well done you for getting it all done!! Stopping in from Canoe Ridge Creations.

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  21. This quilt is so pretty. It makes me think of close-up views of pretty leaves. I like all the white space... and your quilting is a great complement. Found your blog through Plum and June - I'm a fellow blog hopper:).

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  22. This is so delicate and beautiful!

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