Quilt Finish : Red and Green Quilt

It’s been ages but I have a quilt finish : Red and Green Quilt:)

almost done binding

I was finishing up the binding early Thursday evening , May 26th on my red and green quilt. When I had completed the quilting on it I was in more of a hurry to get the next quilt  ( Here ) prepped and ready to go, so I just took my time in regards to this binding.

I did finish it up that evening and took the quilt out to my design wall :)

red and green on line

I have not been quilting for all of my life or anything…the applique blocks were a big deal to me when I started this. The block on the bottom left was the biggest challenge to me at the time with so many pieces.

If you are new to applique it’s best to do what I have done and that is to start with big blocks and bigger pieces such as I did with this quilt.  Go for 18 or 20 or 24 inch blocks to start.

red and green quilt in wind

For the hand quilting, first I quilted various motifs in to the quilt, and then added the cross hatching.

red and green quilting detail collage

red and green cinamascope

I have had a lot of projects going on in the last year or two but the time taken to finish the quilting on this ( close to a year ) has me re-thinking all of that. I should probably stop spreading myself so thinly and focus more on what is in the hoop :)

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32 Responses to Quilt Finish : Red and Green Quilt

  1. Karen says:

    any idea what you will use this one for? it looks about the size for a nice table covering or is it bigger than it looks? It turned out really well I think

  2. debralynnpugh says:

    Oh probably just over the couch or the rocking chair in the living room, Karen : ) Down the line I’ll probably gift it but not until I enjoy it for awhile :)

  3. Nana Diana says:

    OMGOSH, Deb. You are absolutely amazing. Your quilt is beautiful. The quality of your work is just stunning. This one is really pretty (well, ALL of your quilts are). Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your family- xo Diana

  4. It’s so beautiful! Congratulations on finishing this wonderful quilt!

  5. Love it, Love it, Love it. Did you design the quilt?
    I think I need to do a large block quilt but don’t know where to find the patterns. Can you help me?
    Kathleen Mary

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Kathleen, All the blocks are from Nancy Hornback & Terry Clothier Thompson’s books. I have 2 : “Quilts in Red and Green” and “Red, Green and Beyond.” I’ve shown the books here and there on the blog before…they are so nice! Along with the quilts and block patterns they are historical…showing the quiltmaker and some bits of her life.

  6. Deb says:

    Beautiful job Deb! I hope to knock off a couple 1857 blocks this weekend…. but am itching to start hand quilting a dresden plate block. It will be a coin toss as to which one gets worked on!

  7. Joanna says:

    Love it! What a beauty.

  8. Kyle Redente says:

    What a beautiful finsh. I love those big applique blocks and the whimsy of the four different designs all playing nice together. Your hand quilting is lovely and again the playfulness of different motifs scattered in the backgrounds!

  9. BillieBee says:

    Wow….lovely. Congrats on the finish.

  10. Joyce says:

    Your first photo could be the cover of a quilting book! Every loving stitch is there, along with a handful of goodies that are all you really need (besides fabric) to enjoy this peaceful art.
    I don’t believe in reincarnation, but if it’s true, I was a colonist in my previous life! I get heart palpitations when I see a salt box house – or a quilt in this style! I’m so glad you were able to complete your challenge. On to the next with a new skill in hand!

  11. You did a lovely job with this. It is a happy piece.

    FlowerLady

  12. Congratulations on a beautiful finish (and we could all benefit from not spreading ourselves too thinly).

  13. Barb says:

    What a beautiful pattern and a great accomplishment. I can’t even imagine doing it. I love your display wall, by the way.

  14. Susan says:

    You’re an eclectic person and it’s hard to do just one thing at a time. You’ve done a great job on this quilt, and it’s okay that it took so long. I’ve enjoyed all your other projects along the way, too!

  15. Beautiful doesn’t really describe what I see when looking at that quilt but it will have to do. It is truly a lovely work of art, Debra. :-)

  16. Looks like an antique quilt. Well done!

  17. Liz says:

    Beautiful quilt. Hand quilting is fabulous!

  18. Stacey says:

    Oh my goodness, your quilt is beautiful! Way to go. I can’t even begin to imagine the perseverance that must take. You have my full admiration…from a girl with a 5 minute span of attention. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Nita says:

    Well done! I’d love to make a Baltimore Album style quilt like this, but am intimidated by the applique. Maybe some day. Yours is beautiful!

  20. You’re one of the most talented quilters I know Deb! Just beautiful!

  21. Margie says:

    It’s just beautiful! Simply Beautiful!

  22. Bernie says:

    Gorgeous finish Deb. So satisfying to finish something you have put do much time into. This is very pretty, a classic!

  23. Mary Burns says:

    Just Beautiful!!!! LOVE your colors and stitching..hugs Mary

  24. Katy S says:

    This is beautiful! I love it!

  25. Maggie says:

    Love the warm and happy colours. A first finished applique quilt and hand quilted, what a treasure. WOW!

  26. Kim Sharman says:

    You have done a lovely job stitching your quilt. The applique is lovely and what wonderful quilting. I love the pattern and the colours. Congratulations on a perfect finish. Just visiting your lovely blog via Jann’s Share your cup Thursday.

  27. Carol Cook says:

    You amaze me with your quilting!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. Jemma says:

    Your quilting talents are beyond beautiful.
    There are so many facets to quilting and you take each one of them and create magic.
    I enjoy seeing them outside too:)
    Wonderful to have you join us at TOHOT.
    Jemma

  29. Grandma Kc says:

    It truly came out beautiful! Nicely done my friend.

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