Friday, November 18, 2011

Sea of Red, White and Blue Quilt

Finally found a block of time to finish up the Oakhaven Designs "Sea of Red, White, and Blue" sampler into a mini-quilt for AAQI. I picked up the blue and white fabric in a clearance bin of fat quarters at the fabric store. I almost left empty-handed before I noticed it and thought it was exactly what I wanted.





Also finished up Carol's iStitch SAL. The last part had personalization and I didn't want to add any monogram or date since I'm not sure how I will use this piece. So I found a little squirrel design to substitute in the lower right. It's a slight modification of the one in A Mon Ami Pierre's Six Mains sampler. And there was supposed to be a date in the block below the scissors, but I changed that motif a little to fill in the empty space. This was a fun SAL and a ton of work for Carol. I hope she knows we all appreciated her efforts and generosity.

37 comments:

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome...that's a perfect fabric too. I love it.

Miss 376 said...

Love the little quilt, beautifully finished

Cole said...

LOVE the quilt, it looks great! Also the red & blue colors you chose for both pieces!

Margaret said...

That quilt is fantastic! Such a good cause too. Love the SAL finish too!

Terri said...

Congrats on the finishes! Both are beautiful!

Kajsa said...

So pretty! Love the colors.

Nancy said...

That fabric was such a lucky find for you Annie! Your quilt and your sampler both look wonderful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful finish! I wish I had gotten in on the iStitch SAL! Your finishing is just lovely too the colours match perfectly!

I think you like red and blue!

Rachel S-H said...

Gorgeous! Really beautiful! You really are in a wash of red white and blue with this post.

Vonna said...

Oh Annie!! That quilt is fabulous! And your iStitch SAL stunning! :)

CATHI said...

Wonderful quilt! The colors go so well with each other! Good idea to put a squirrel into the corner! :o)

Cathi

Theresa said...

Sea of Red, White and Blue is gorgeous!!!!!! The fabrics are just perfect!!!!!

Your Mystery SAL is also beautiful!!! I just love the colors you pick - kind of go with the theme of this post~~

Blu said...

SoRWaB looks amazing! The colours look perfect together.
Lovely finish on the iStitch SAL. Your squirrel fits in perfectly.

Anne said...

Love the colours in your quilt and the fabric you found is just right! Funny how that happens sometimes at the last minute. And your SAL is very well done. Great idea with the squirrel motif! :)

Jan said...

OMG! I love that quilt. What a great finish.

Anne said...

Super lovely quilt Annie!! I love it! Carol's piece looks great too and I love your adaptation. I have that pattern too and have often wanted to switch them around and do my first quaker pattern. Love your colours you chose!

Mindi said...

I love the mini-quilt you made, and the fabric is perfect for it! Go go sale bins!

Carol said...

Things are looking quite patriotic around your blog today, Annie! Love your quilt--the fabric is just perfect for the design--I'm sure it will bring in a nice bid for the AAQI :)

Congratulations on finishing the SAL, too--that little squirrel looks so cute in the lower corner!

Any more red, white and blue stitching waiting in the wings?

Lois said...

Two lovely finishes! That fabric was the perfect find for your sampler.

Hetti said...

Your little quilt is beautiful Annie and I love the colours ;-))

What is very nice SAL also in the blue colours.
Hugs,

Kirsten said...

A beautiful little quilt. You found the perfect fabrics for this!!
Kirsten

Melanie said...

It came out super!!! I love it!

♥ Nia said...

Looks awesome Annie!!! Great work sweetie :D

Karen said...

Both of these projects are beautiful, Annie, and I especially love the sampler quilt!

Farm Girl said...

Absolutely love your little quilt. The corners on the back are a great way to add your label details. Your i-stitch SAL is gorgeous, I've seen so many different versions of these and they are all so lovely.

Brigitte said...

This quilt looks gorgeous. And you just stayed with the same colour range when stitching Carol's SAL. Those changes you made look very good, and they are also a kind of personalization, aren't they?

helenapastafina said...

wow!!!! LOVE that quilt! it's gorgeous! Both pieces are beautiful!

Pumpkin said...

You've been busy being creative yet again! LOVE your quilt. It turned out fantastic Annie :o)

How adorable! I think your changes just added a personal touch by themselves and they blend in perfectly.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Annie! The mini quilt turned out so nice! The fabrics you chose are perfect and the finishing is just stunning. Well done.

Mylene said...

Beautiful and perfectly finished!

Annette said...

WOW.... both your pieces are looking great.. love how your finished up the first piece

Michelle said...

I love the little quilt finish! The fabrics you used are absolutely perfect!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the quilt, Annie! I love the fabrics that you used. Your iStitch finish is adorable--I love that little squirrel guy!

umintsuru said...

Beautiful mini quilt and the edging around the sampler looks like a tatted edge. Beautiful work, Annie.

Solstitches said...

I love your little quilt and what a neat way of personalizing it on the back.
Your SAL piece looks great too - love the little changes you made.
Margaret

zoomcity said...

What a lucky last-minute find. That quilt turned out beautifully! Congratulations.

Pat Winter said...

The cottage pinkeep sampler quilt is beautiful and I love the border fabric!
Smiles,
Pat