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Friday, July 19, 2013

Chateau Rouge Top

We are in our very last weekend of baseball- The World Series!  So, we have practically been living at the baseball field for the past couple of days.  I did manage however, to get my grandmother's quilt top finished- hooray!


As I mentioned in my last post, I'm using Chateau Rouge by French General fabrics.  I opted for a very simple, modified rail fence pattern.  To keep the prints intact as much as possible, I made the center rail wider than the others.  

Since the seams shortened my layer cake square to 9.5 inches, I ended up having to trim my blocks down in the other direction as well.  That's really the only thing that bothers me about doing the pattern this way.  I just hate cutting off perfectly good fabric- even if it is only half an inch!

There is one little mistake in the top.  Well, technically it's not a mistake, but I would have preferred that the fabrics be placed differently.  I don't know how I didn't notice it before.  Do you see it?  Look toward the top right side at the yellow rectangle that is completely bordered by red.  It looks boxy and kind of stands out- and it's the only place in the quilt that's like that.  Oh well!  There's nothing to be done about it now.

Tomorrow (between more baseball), I'll get this baby basted, and maybe even start on the quilting to wind down the day.  That's how I roll on a Saturday night- wild and crazy, I tell you!


18 comments:

  1. Wow, your Saturday nights sound just like mine!! It's hard living such a crazy life eh?!
    Looks great Kelly! Your Grandmother is sure to love it, and the block that you think stands out... to be honest i didn't really notice it until you pointed it out!

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  2. Looking good, Kelly! What's wrong with quilting your Saturday nights away?!?! That's how I roll as well. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful, Kelly! And I agree, I didn't see the block in question until you pointed it out - so if you don't mention it, chances are your grandmother won't notice it either! Whoop whoop for a pretty finish!!

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  4. Wow Kelly - That was fast. Seems like you were just showing us those fabrics yesterday! Nice job getting it closer to "done"!

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  5. Girl! Your productivity amazes me. Congrats on another one!

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  6. That quilt looks great! There's nothing wrong with that block- I would never have thought that was a mistake at all.
    Quilting on a Saturday night after a day of baseball sounds perfect to me :)

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  7. I do not agree :-) To me it does not stand out, I like the quilt top the way it is.

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  8. Your quilt top is beautiful. Honestly, after you pointed out your error it doesn't stand out as much as you think. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  9. Lovely! I probably wouldn't have seen it as an error (and still don't honestly) if you hadn't told me! :) Nice wrok!

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  10. I'm still looking for the yellow that supposedly stands out. Don't see it so it must not be as bad as you think. We are our own worst critics! It is a gorgeous top and I know your grandmother will love it. Can't wait to see it all finished up.

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  11. I love it - and the one rectangle you mentioned looks great - a little modern flair :-)

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  12. Sounds like a heavenly Saturday evening to me. I can't wait to get all my quilting stuff back and set up in our new house next week. Until then, I'll have to live vicariously through you while holed up in a hotel room!

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  13. We all had to look closely to see what you were talking about! When you get all snuggled up in this quilt, no one but you will be the wiser, you wild and crazy girl, you!

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  14. Looks great Kelly! I never noticed that one block until you pointed it out and it took me 2 tries to find it. I read it once went and looked couldn't find it and then went back reread the section that mentions it and then found it. Don't worry your quilt looks great!

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  15. Kelly....I LOVE it! Your grandma will be so excited, I am sure.

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  16. This looks great! I don't think that block stands out at all, don't worry :)
    Amanda

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  17. Kelly,
    I love this quilt and the fabric selection. What fabric/pattern did you use for the backing?
    Thanks so much.
    Kathleen

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  18. Kelly,
    I love this quilt and the fabric selection. What fabric/pattern did you use for the backing?
    Thanks so much.
    Kathleen

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