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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's all about Heart and this lady will shower you with her quilt and pillow! and pssst 2 guests today...

Let's add some colour and comfort in red!


Red is such a passionate colour and I admit it's one of my favourites, especially when I use it in varying shades to make something scrappy! Back in November, here on Sew We Quilt, I gave a tutorial to make scrappy bento box blocks. (In case you missed it, click here).

Now what can you make with a single block? How about a pillow? I 've put together a tutorial for you to make your own, including instructions for inserting a hidden zipper closure on the back and also for binding the finished pillow. {Click here}.




Now maybe you will discover that you're like me and can't stop with making one block. ;o) If that's the case, then maybe you'll want to turn (30) blocks into a quilt (60" x 72"... that is the perfect size for cuddling under with your sweetheart)! It will make up in no time, once you have your blocks ready.




Think of all the fun it will be to use so many different red fabrics together.




Plus, any extra blocks can be used to make a pretty pieced backing!



I hope I've inspired you to grab some colourful fabrics and start sewing!


I'm ever so happy to be here and want to express my thanks. True to her word, the gracious Madame Samm invited me back and once again I want to thank her for letting me share with you.

PS....In keeping with this month's theme, I recently completed another pillow in red... this one includes a heart. You can read all about it on Sew Me Something Good. Happy sewing!

24 comments:

  1. Red was my mothers all time favorite color! Anything to do with red made her happy!

    The quilt and pillows are gorgeous!

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  2. Yes red. Love red. Good Morning Katherine....your plaid is set perfectly wow...love this large quilt...looks very wrm and cozy

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  3. I just love your combination of red prints. It's such a variety and they look brilliant together. Lovely work.

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  4. A lovely quilt and pillow. Looks like a fun pattern, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful projects. Those pillows are calling my name!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the reds.. Beautiful
    Hugs
    Susan

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  7. Love your quilt and pillows. Sew glad you showed how you pieced your backing. I'm working on my first quilt top and wasn't liking the idea of a plain backing, but wasn't sure what to do. Now I know what I will do!
    I have leftover fabric from the quilt and now it will be pillows instead of going to starting a stash pile. Thanks!

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  8. Lovely quilt and pillow combo - looks very snuggly!

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  9. Katherine, all I can say is "Wow!" Well, maybe that is just the first thing I say. LOL Love all your bento blocks and the scrappy red loveliness! I'm headed over to your blog to see the pillow, too!

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  10. I love red and love your quilt and pillow.wonderful!

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  11. gorgeous! I think I like the back best--the way you've offset the vertical pieces is so striking! I checked out the scrappy tut--easy peasy! thanks!

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  12. Beautiful quilt! And I L-O-V-E a pieced back!!

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  13. Wow, this looks awsome and I surely love this color.

    Nana

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  14. Красота, очень стильно!!!

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  15. Wonderful quilt and pillow. Very nice things...Your blog is very very beautifull and it´s a great work.I´m going to be your follower and I invite you to see my blog.
    Greetings

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  16. It turned out beautiful... love ur scrappy bento in red!

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  17. It turned out beautiful... love ur scrappy bento in red!

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  18. As soon as I saw this I knew it was your work, Katherine! Great job!

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  19. The quilt and the pillow are gorgeous - racy and vibrant and strong! The patchworked and pieced sections of the backing add a kicky touch of "the devil made me do it" - you always do such lovely projects!

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  20. Beautiful quilt and pillows...love the colors!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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