Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Red Quilt


I made this quilt a few years ago in a class with Kaffe Fassett. The pattern is called Square Clamshell. The instructions are in his book, Museum Quilts. He directed us to cut a lot of squares and put them up on the design wall as quickly as we could. This helped us use our intuition, rather than thinking too much.



The Rebels helped me figure out what to do for sashing and borders. I was amazed at how many colors it takes to make a red quilt!

25 comments:

Judi said...

Wow it does take a lot of reds. Love it!

Lisa said...

That is one beautiful quilt! Love all those reds.

Jackie said...

OMG!! I just love it!! Love the color, the design, the fact that Kaffe helped!! WOW!! Love it!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I like the touch of cool color added. Great!

Janet said...

This is beautiful!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I don't think i saw this one! I love it! that red! it just makes me so happy! ;-) You got good intuition my friend!

beth said...

just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Great quilt... great fabrics!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

You have the best color sense!! Great Quilt!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Wow!!! that sashing really pulls it all together - inspired choice.

The Scrappy Bee said...

Wow!!! Really love the stripes for sashings and inner borders.....you know how I love stripes.
Bonnie

Sujata said...

Gorgeous!!! With the singing notes....
I love your reds.. you do such great job with colors. Mine is still in the box...It was a fun class!

Alexis said...

Absolutely stunning! Sounds like a great class!

Helen said...

Sensational red quilt! Could be habit-forming tho.....(I'm hooked on red, myself)

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Simply spectacular. The sashing is perfect. Love those reds

Dianne said...

The setting of the squares is fabulous and the blue grey is perfect for the quilt. I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics and your red quilt has gone into my favourites. Fantastic!!

shellysquilts said...

Hey LeeAnn, You are making my skirt fly up again! Fabulous quilt! I luv it! Happy sewing!

Patchwork und Vintage said...

A beautiful quilt, the colors are great together!

Merry Xmas from Germany
Veronika

Marit said...

So intense and rich in color - a great quilt! I love what you do with the color red.

meli B said...

I made the same quilt in rust. I just love it. Yours is great in red, especially with the stripy blue sashing around the blocks.

Exuberant Color said...

It's beautiful! The stripes and plaids looks so good in it too. Perfect sashing color.

kasthurirajam said...

wow...............Beautiful

John'aLee said...

That is one stunning quilt!

sie tut es auch said...

really SPECTACULAR

ArtGirl said...

oh WOW!!!! this is SO GORGEOUS. I absolutely love it.