Sunday, September 28, 2014

Red Quilt #8 and Some Fun News!

Just finished this.  I'm calling it "Red Quilt #8" because it is!

It's from Bonnie Hunter's very fun "Scrappy Trip Around the World" tutorial.  

I was looking at my shelf of red prints one day, 
and decided to see how they would look all together.  
At first I didn't like it, but it's grown on me.



I quilted it with Hobbs Tuscany wool, stitched in the ditch and feathers in the border.
Nice and warm for the winter ahead.




The back is this fun rose print that I got at a thrift store--$5 for the whole thing!





Here's a little peek at Red Quilt #9, my current travel project.  More on this one later.  

If you want to see my other seven red quilts, click here.


OK.  Here's the fun news.  

My blog is featured in the September/October issue of  
Quiltmania magazine!  
(American Edition)

If you're a Quiltmania reader, turn to pages 86 and 87.  
There you'll find my smiling face, plus an interview about blogging
and copying the masters in "Blogger's Corner."  






32 comments:

Nancy said...

I really like how the dark reds form strong, intermittent diagonals across the quilt. I would be brave with my reds except so many of them seem to have whites, too, which would make the quilt look blotchy instead of red! Yours is beautiful. Congrats on being featured in Quiltmania.

Exuberant Color said...

How could anyone ever get tired of red? My favorite is still your first one although eyelashes and red sticks follow closely.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You certainly have a way with reds!! Number 8 is a beauty and I love where you are going with number 9. Your feature in Quiltmanis is winderful , I was so pleased to see your face smiling up from the pages.

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn, I love all your red quilts and this one is just as amazing as previous quilts. Your current project is beautifully you!
It was a treat to read the interview in Quiltmania... Congratulations!YAY!!!

Karen said...

Love that red scrappy! Looks so different done all in one color way. And CONGRATS on being published. I can't find that magazine but I'm sure the article is great.

Helen said...

OMDear!!! I can't wait to get my copy. Just so proud to see you in print.....

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay. I hope you still have red fabric left! have you ever tried the opposite - a quilt without any red at all? I'll keep a lookout for the Quiltmania - congrats.

Annemieke said...

Love your 8th red quilt. I used Bonnie's pattern quite some time ago and it was fun to make (it is still a top though...)
I ran to my table to read the Quiltmania and thought How could I have missed you? But guess what: they put in another blogger in the Dutch Quilmania version :((((
Why would they do that, isn't blogging supposed to be without borders of any kind?
Anyway Big congratulations of cours to you!! You really deserve this.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Karen said...

An interesting choice to use all red prints in your quilt. Someone who loves the color red, and there are many, would be over the top in love with the quilt.

Margaret said...

#8 was a brave experiment & I think you succeeded
wildly! All your red quilts are exciting! I'm not familiar with Quiltmania but will look for it ... Congrats ... nice news!

Marie said...

Luuuuuv it!

Mcm said...

Quiltmania! What a well deserved honor and recognition. One of my fav magazines and now even more so. Love your "red" series.

Brenda said...

wow! can we see all of them together? congrats on the magazine mention. you so deserve it.

Sharon said...

I love all your red quilts! How awesome to be in Quilt Mania. You totally deserve the recognition!

Pamela Tubbs said...

What a feast for the eyes! I love the sparkle of Red #8. I really am learning from a master!!

audrey said...

You are definitely an inspiration when it comes to working with the color red! Love that you are featured in QuiltMania! Very exciting!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous reds . . . must go find a copy of the magazine. Congratulations!!!!!

Candace said...

Wow! How exciting! I love Quiltmania! Beautiful red quilts.

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, that is a lot of red.
I never heard of that publication but they seem to have picked a winner in you.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Barb said...

congrats on the article! I'll have to get me a copy.
Your new red quilt is wonderful. I have to go check the previous red quilts.
What a fun series of quilts.

Linda said...

Your latest red quilt is beautiful! I looked back at your post about the other red quilts you have made and realised that I had made several of them my favourites on Flickr. You certainly had a wonderful eye for colour and fabric placement.

Sharon said...

OK LOVE the red #8. And I picked up the new issue of Quiltmania yesterday, bragged all about you in the LQS and 2 other customers had to buy the magazine 'cuz they had heard of you. Then bragged about you again at stitch group where one gal is making one of the quilts featured in the article. Congrats!

Monica said...

I remember these red blocks! It looks wonderful all together and quilted. :)

I can't buy Quiltmania around here any more. Drat! Maybe a back issue will come my way some day. In any case, congratulations!

Quilteuse Forever said...

LOVE this quilt! All these reds make a vibrant, modern work.
Just like Annemieke, I am disapointed not to have your blog presented in Quiltmania's French issue...
In any case, congratulations for this publication!

fiberchick said...

Gorgeous red quilt! How exciting and appropriate... One of the best quilters ever featured in one of the best quilt magazines. Congrats!

Christine Feldstein said...

Hi LeeAnn! I discovered your blog in Quiltmania and I love it! Your last creation is so stunning! Wonderful!
Greetings from Greece. Christine

Cécile D said...

Congratulations for you to be in Quiltmania.
But as Katell said, I'm so disapointed too that the article about your blog is not in the french issue....
Have a great day !
PS : your quilt is stunning !

Victoria said...

Beautiful reds. Love all those hand pieced stars for your #9 project, and big congrats on being featured! (Very well deserved, I might add.) I will be sure to look for this issue!

Carla said...

Congratulaions! I love red too!!

meli B said...

I just like the way your work is continually evolving as you experiment and are influenced by the things you see and the people you meet. It's always a joy visiting your blog.

cinzia said...

i love all your red quilts! congratulations on the feature.