Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Color It Red Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my day to share with you my project for the Color It Red Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.  Thank you, Carol, for hosting this hop and letting me join in the fun.  

When Carol told us the theme of this hop would be Color It Red, I thought that sounds easy enough -- make something with red in it.  So I thought and thought and thought some more.  I was getting pretty nervous about what I was going to do for my project, when I thought of Redwork.  

Years ago I bought an embroidery pattern with a Mrs. Kitty doing housework accompanied by her Mousey friend.  This pattern was originally McCall 9524 Comical Kittens for Days of the Week.   I meant to embroider the design on tea towels, but that never happened.  



Removing the days of the week from the pattern, I embroidered Kitty doing her chores on white cotton using 2 strands of red embroidery floss #666.  I made quick and easy 9-patch accompanying blocks from some red fabric I had on hand.  




I am not very good at embroidering but I like to make a stab at it while watching hubby's programs (car repairs, fishing, poker, sports, etc.).  I wish I was better at it because I really like the look of embroidery on quilts.  Some of my favorite quilt patterns are by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched, Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse, and Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly.  

My husband laughed when I showed him my quilt.  Whether or not it was the comical cat or the sentiment, I'm not sure.  Hmmmm 



I hope you're having a great time seeing all the lovely creations by everyone.  Continue on your way and prepare to be inspired:



February 19th
Just Because Quilts (you are here)


27 comments:

  1. Love your embroidered kittys. Such a fun cute quilt

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  2. Wow, that was a lot of work. You did a nice job. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like your husband dominates the tv remote as well as mine. LOL

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  3. I think it’s a universal thing to craft while the husband controls the remote! I love the embroidered quilt.

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  4. Love your quilt! Your embroidery looks great to me and reminds me--I have some redwork snow person blocks I need to get after... Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Your quilt and embroidery look great!

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  6. It looks to me like you're pretty good at embroidery because the blocks look great. I love embroidery on quilts, too, and this is such a sweet quilt using it. Redwork is a beautiful way to stitch embroidery projects and these little characters look adorable in red. Thank you for sharing this lovely red piece!

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  7. I love this quilt... adorable embroidery and the words are so true in my lived experience!

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  8. What a labor of love this is. The designs are lovely and lively. I'm sure it brings a smile to your face every time you see it.

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  9. Sweet embroideries on a beautiful quilt.

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  10. Oh my goodness that is just too cute and your embroidery looks great! I feel for you sister. Hubby TV shows rule this house too. We do need our something to do time during them. (and I'm not going to learn how to fix a car thank you) LOL!! You keep on stitchin'

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  11. I love redwork and yours is lovely. I love what you did with those blocks and the sentiment that surrounds them.

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  12. I also love embroidery on quilts, although I don't do it by hand anymore I still think its a beautiful addition to any quilt. Loved your project, thought you did very well with the embroidery. it's nice to see you Charlene.

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  13. Congrats on completing such an involved project for the Hop!!

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  14. I love the embroidery on your quilt! So pretty, and a quilt will last much longer than a set of tea towels.

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  15. I love the embroidery on your quilt. The kitties are adorable! Great work. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Love the embroidery combined with quilting! Great job! I am also greatly attracted to red work & have a snowman/woman project I would love to work into a quilted project. Thanks for sharing with us all as well as the inspiration.

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  17. Redwork was a perfect decision. Love all the hand-embroidery; it's such fun and so relaxing. Just enjoy and don't worry about what others think.

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  18. Your embroidery is beautiful and perfect for the hop!! Not sure why your hubby would laugh, but the cat taking a nap in the chair made me smile!!

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  19. Love embroidery block quilts. This one is so lovely and so is your stitching.

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  20. You did a great job on the embroidered blocks and the pops of red squares really set it off!

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  21. Oh your quilt is very cute. Great way to spend time with hubby, and I think your embroidery is nice.

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  22. Aww this is an adorable quilt. The kitties are so cute and the setting with the nine patch is wonderful. I am not good at embroidery, but I figure I will never be unless I practice.

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  23. oH MY GOODNESS! All that red work must have taken a lot of time! It is beautiful! I am glad they were not done on tea towels. I think a quilt will last longer.

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