Tuesday, February 18, 2020

~ Color It Red Blog Hop ~

Today is my turn in the Color It Red Blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.  The rules of the blog hop are simple, make something with the color red in it.  

Well you know me and red, I LOVE it!  One might even say it's my signature color.  Instead of whipping up something new I thought I would use this as a opportunity to finished a UFO.   One of my most recent UFO's laying on the top of the pile was my Happy Little Things BOM quilt top. I didn't get it completely finished for this blog hop but I came close. 





It shouldn't take but an afternoon to complete the binding.  One good movie should be enough time to hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt.


 The binding might be a little bit tedious due to it being so small.  The binding strips were cut at 1.5 x WOF.   No, I didn't want it to be that narrow.  But I wanted to use the same blue fabric for the binding that was in the quilt and I only had 10" x WOF.  


Oh!  I almost forgot to show you the back. I was so excited to finally be using this cute little calico.  I've been hoarding it for a few years.  It's nothing special, I think its a Choice fabrics print.  I fell in love with in the quilt shop and had to have a few yards.  Now I'm wishing I had a whole bolt.  


Don't forget to visit each of the blogs below for more RED inspiration.

February 17th

February 18th
Podunk Pretties  YOU ARE HERE

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st




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35 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! Not only is the piecing lovely, but your quilting is amazing! Good luck on the binding--I don't envy that.

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  2. working on something that has been around a while is so satisfying. I like the color combinations and the your backing choices. So lovely!

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  3. What a pretty quilt and love your quilting. Great way to finish up a UFO also.

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  4. Very smart to move a UFO along for a hop. Very pretty and super quilting to bring it alive. I like skinny binding

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  5. It's a beautiful quilt, and I really love the different star blocks. Great quilting. Congratulations n your finish.

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  6. Wowzers, that is a beautiful quilt with gorgeous quilting! I love all the little details in the quilting. This is really a treasure and a great UFO finish. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Gorgeous quilt and quilting. Great to get a UFO finished! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. WOW! That UFO is absolutely stunning. What a treasure you have brought out to finish. Your quilting is beautiful and whew, I do not envy you and your tiny binding. Don't you hate when your so close and the fabric has to stretch to finish! LOL!!

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  9. OMG...positively gorgeous quilting....and YES...I'd love a bolt of the backing too! I love sweet calicoes like that little blue floral as well. I have several I've "hoarded" for years---just waiting for the right project. I think I'd better just go ahead and use them....time's a passin'!

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  10. A really beautiful quilt project and the quilting is absolutely wonderful. I loved the different flowers in each block also, really makes it unique and fun.

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  11. Love your quilts -- this one is awesome

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  12. Lovely quilt and your quilting is just awesome. Congrats on finishing a UFO.

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  13. Another beautiful creation by you, Lea Anne. I love the design, fabrics, but especially your quilting.

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  14. Beautiful quilt and I love the quilting you did on it!!!

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  15. What a pretty quilt, Lea Anne - and your quilting is as well!

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  16. Awesome quilting job on your RED Hop quilt!

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  17. You have quilted it beautifully and it's nearly done. You will be able to cross it off your UFO list very soon.

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  18. Congratulations on such a pretty finish.

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  19. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful quilt! Your quilting is exquisite! Do you quilt professionally? So glad you shared this wonderful project!

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  20. Yay - you're almost done! Love seeing photos of your beautiful quilting, great job! I LOVE red as well as finishing up started projects & using what one has.

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  21. Stunning! Love all the different quilting designs!!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt - so much definition in the quilting. I rather like the small binding - sometimes things happen that just lead to creative moments!

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  23. Very pretty and your quilting is so lovely

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  24. Gosh your quilting is just stunning. Just want to run my fingers over that texture.

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  25. Love the quilting!! Beautiful red project.

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  26. Love it! Your quilting is spectacular! What a beauty.

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  27. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I love the way you have used the bloghop as a way of getting your quilt finished. Your version of this quilt is beautiful - I love how you've done it. Good luck with your binding!

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  29. I really like your red/white/blue Happy Little Things - it's very happy, and beautifully quilted.

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  30. Just beautiful - design, color, and quilting.

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  31. Beautiful quilt and quilting too!

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  32. I agree that the backing is GORGEOUS! I would love a whole bolt as well (ha ha). Your machine quilting makes me drool! It is so beautiful! Lovely quilt as well with its tiny little binding. I would not have thought to do a narrow binding. Great idea!

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