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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Color It Red Blog Hop - Red Dutch Doors

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Color It Red Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
my
Red Dutch Doors Quilt.


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to make a project with red in it.
That was it, just make something with red in it.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


Sometimes the simplest rules can cause me such dilemmas. 
There are so many things I think of when I think of a way to use "red".

My Chiefs are red...
BUT, I know, I know, I've been making and chatting them up for a long time.
Even I am running out of ideas for supporting "my" Chiefs.


One of my favorite dolls from my childhood needs a little revamping and a redo...


but Little Red Riding Hood has waited this long and I just couldn't come up with a plan for her.

So,
one of my goals is to make all 30 quilt blocks from 
my
into 30 individual quilts. 

I decided on the Dutch Door quilt block pattern - block #4.
Click HERE if you would like the free pattern for the block.


I used stash fabrics in red and my other favorite color, teal, to make a super fun and modern quilt.
(Teal is neutral with red, right?)

Rotate every other block in a 4 x 5 block grid (20 blocks) 
and
 add a 1" border for a 42" x 52" throw.


I quilted with straight lines with Aurifil 40wt 3ply long arm thread in Red.


I love how the straight lines and the red thread really just blend into the quilt
 but it gives great texture.

I made extra blocks and added them to the backing so there would be 
Red Dutch Doors on the back of the quilt, too.


It's fun to play with blocks and rearrange them into designs.
I love the modern look of this quilt and all the fabrics used were from my stash.
That's like a free quilt, right?

Be sure to check out all the RED projects over at these blogs today:


February 17th
Creatin' in the Sticks You are here!!

Here is the rest of the schedule:



February 18th

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st

What will you color red?
I'm sure by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...


There's only a couple of days left to enter my giveaway for a charm pack of the
new Island Batik fabric collection 
(There are a couple of great red fabrics)


I'm covering the postage so this giveaway is limited to U.S. only.  (sorry)
Entries are open until February 20th.
I'll announce the winner by February 21st.



and how 'bout them CHIEFS!!


60 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great red projects Carla! Your Red Dutch Doors Quilt is really striking, and the red really works nicely with the blues.

Rebecca Smith said...

I am looking forward to all the 30 blocks made into quilts.

Stitchin At Home said...

Red and teal go together perfectly to make a striking quilt!

Carol said...

Neat quilt with the red and teal! The Chiefs bags are neat too. Go Chiefs! Thanks for sharing!

tink's mom said...

Amazing what you can do with just one block. Love the quilting, the red is thread is perfect.

Lee said...

What a great quilt! thank you for the pattern!!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I adore colored threads in quilting! so much contrast and beauty in it.

Mary-on-Hudson said...

Just love the quilt.

Britt-Inger said...

I love, love the quilt

Quiltfiend said...

Thank you for sharing your block patterns, This dutch doors block will make a great charity quilt.

kupton52 said...

LOVE your Dutch Doors quilt..the back is so pretty too!... I always smile when I come to your blog....I REALLY do live in the sticks...lol.

Wayne miller said...

love the door quilt

Carol S. said...

Your 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 days is one of my favorites of the things you have done. I loved it and I love this Red Dutch Doors quilt. It is beautiful! Snap bags are so fun to make and that doll is adorable. I had to laugh when you said that even "the simplest rules can cause me such dilemmas" because I felt the same when with this challenge. My brain went on overload thinking of all the red things I could make, but with moving things happening I had to calm my brain down. LOL Thanks for leading the way with red, red, red! xo

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always love seeing what amazing things can be done with a really simple block design! Your Dutch Door quilt is the perfect example of that. And I love the red and teal together!

Vasudha said...

So lovely. Red and teal with no neutrals look so good together.
Love the straight line quilting too.

Jan Snell said...

I love your Dutch doors. So simple and so effective. That contrast is marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

tubakk said...

This is a beautiful colour combo, and I love your quilt. The little Red Riding Hood looks a bit sorry though!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt! I love red and teal together. Two of my favorite colors!

Kresti said...

I like the pop of red against the turquoise! great quilt!

Calicojoan said...

Your 30 blocks are always a great reminder of the fun things you can do with them. Love it@

Calicojoan said...

Carla Carla Carla...I was clicking on the links for your fellow bloggers today and none had posted. Then I realized it is the 17th, not the 18th! Duh, who's the dummy here! hahahahahaha

Scrapatches said...

I love what you have done with your block pattern, Carla. Thanks for sharing and inspiring ... <3 Pat

beaquilter said...

great quilt and love the straight line quilting! your IG link doesn't work right, I think the http is in there twice

Leah said...

Love it! Great color combo. It will be fun watching you make all 30 quilts!

Farm Quilter said...

Dutch doors is a great quilt!!! I wish I had a dutch door a my house!!

LJ said...

I love the simplicity of your 'dutch doors' quilt - how perfect the red fabric. Now...seems that neutrals change almost as much as I change my mind though aqua doesn't exactly fit 'neutral' to me!!

Carol Andrews said...

The Dutch Doors makes such a beautiful modern quilt. I think teal is the absolute neutral. The red and teal combination is perfectly bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing the block pattern 😄 Carol

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

A very striking quilt.It's great to see a such a bright neutral. Neutrals don't have to be boring.

Dix in Canada said...

Bright & cheery project with our two family favorite colors, that is our daughters & myself. I have a hard time getting away from using/wearing red! Thanks for sharing your creativity & inspiration along with the pattern.

Kay said...

What a colorful way to kick off this blog hop. I always enjoy the blog hops you posts. The participants are so creative, sharing tips and patterns, and keep it fun. Thanks for all your efforts doing these for us.

Barb N said...

Cool quilt!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's such a fun quilt, and yes, I agree that teal is a neutral when paired with those bright red fabrics. Your quilting is fabulous. Yay for red!

eileen said...

Great colour combination!!
Enjoying the blog hop.

Karen's Korner said...

I would never have thought of putting those two colours together. Great result.

Marian said...

Love the quilt Carla, I would never have thought to put teal and red together like that, but WoW, it's a really cool combo. I love that you kept it simple and the quilting really brings that quilt to life...

Websterquilt said...

I love how modern the quilt is!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great quilt love the colors.

Kathy said...

I love your quilt. I will definitely download the pattern.

joyce said...

I love the !colors

Amanda Best said...

I really like the contrast between the red and turquoise on your quilt, lovely!

Kathy H said...

I love the red Dutch doors quilt. I haven’t seen this color combination much before and I really like it.

Sharon Aurora said...

Great color combination. I would have never thought red would look good with teal until I saw your quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a great quilt, Carla!! I'm SEW glad that you chose to revisit this design for the Color it Red Blog Hop.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I;ve played with your 30 blocks and love how you can rotate them for different looks. I love this teal and red and straight line quilting with a color thread pitter/patters my heart.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love the way the red pops in your quilt. Such Fun!! And the red quilting is the perfect touch!!

Claire said...

I like the variety of reds and teals--using lots of close shades is aneffective.

ShirleyC said...

Too cute! You are so creative!

I've been meaning to tell you about a gentleman in the nursing home where my husband's sister was, before she passed away in July, that played for the Chiefs in the first and the 4th Super Bowl! I think he's in his 90's now, but he stayed up for the whole game. They really made a big deal over him that week! His name is Bert Coan.

dq said...

I do love the 3d effect! It is almost like red bits floating on water that you can see into.

Anna brown said...

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Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Such a lovely quilt with that wonderful colour combination. I really like the back.

Charlene McCain said...

Love your quilt! Modern pattern using vintage colors. Teal and red were the color of our kitchen when I was a kid and oh so popular back then. Makes me feel nostalgic. Love that easy pattern and the red thread in your quilting just makes it pop!

Kathleen said...

Red and teal - some of my favorite combinations right now. This is stunning, congrats on another great quilt. I skipped this one, but am eager to join in on the next hop (heading to QuiltCon - you going?)

Sharon said...

Love your quilt, Carla! I saw it first on Instagram, and now on the blog hop. Beautiful color combinations!

Pamela Arbour said...

That is really cool. Love the quilting too

Susan said...

You and the Chiefs - what a love affair! =) The quilt is awesome, especially quilted in red. Thanks for that idea.

Rozz01 said...

Looking forward to the red quilt blog.

Theresa said...

How about them Chiefs! I love the red with the blues. The whole quilt just pops. So, so pretty!

Needled Mom said...

The quilt looks great and I love the red quilting on it. Your Chiefs bags are adorable too.

Susan said...

Dutch Door looks fabulous in those colors!

thepiececorps said...

Love.❤❗