red + green = brrr!

I had some of Laurie Wisbrun‘s Brrr! fabrics left over after making my Converging Corners quilt, so I decided to use the prints from the red & green colorway to make up a Christmassy quilt. It’s a bit strange to be making a wintery quilt just as we’re moving into Spring, but I can’t help thinking how excited I’ll be to be able to pull out this quilt next winter (I often think about making a Christmassy quilt, but usually wait too long, as in the case of my Ruby Strings quilt!).

This quilt is a repeat of my Timber quilt, which I made long ago during a quiltalong hosted by Randi. I switched up the design a little bit when I made that original quilt, increasing the size of the blocks, adding in the skinny white strips and adjusting the positioning of the blocks a bit. I wasn’t sure of the measurements I used for the Timber quilt, so I guessed at these, and I think they’ve ended up a bit larger than the original, but no matter. I love how this quilt shows off large blocks of your prints, is quick to make, yet still has visual interest.

I am a notorious procrastinator, but perhaps I’m changing my ways! (now let’s just see if I can get this one quilted before Christmas arrives!)

Prints used in this quilt are part of Laurie Wisbrun's new line, Brrr!, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and due in stores in June.

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11 Responses to red + green = brrr!

  1. 1
    terriaw says:

    It’s really beautiful! I love the little white contrasts mixed in. And I love the way this showcases the fun red and green prints. Makes me want to make another Christmas quilt!

  2. 2
    Di says:

    Such a simple concept, but simply stunning, Ashley!

  3. 3
    Freddie says:

    I wanted to make something for Easter this year but I don’t see that happening anymore. Love your Christmas quilt.

  4. 4
    Andrea says:

    Love it! I realize the prints are “wintery”, but the bright green and red kind of work for summer too.

  5. 5
    Paula says:

    Beautiful quilt as always… Not sure if there is an issue, but I’ve been having trouble accessing your blog. At first thought it was because I was at work (hey! I’m allowed to have lunch…), but I’ve had the same issue at home.. you’re saved in my favorite’s but I keep getting either a ‘timed out’ or ‘link not available’ message. Not just your blog.. didn’t know if there was an issue with the .. blog system??

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    Tracy says:

    I started to giggle as I pulled up your blog. Love the idea, may have to pull out a little more red and green to whip one up.

    I finished my first Christmas Quilt today! Abet it is crib sized but it is done. I think that April is a great time to start working on Christmas. I am trying to get a Christmas Craft done every month but as I said this was my first.

    http://myworldinastitch.blogspot.com/2012/04/christmas-in-april.html

    Merry Christmas in April, keep it going.

  7. 7
    Tamie says:

    This might be my favorite quilt made from this line that I have seen yet. I love your Timber quilt too. You are right- it will be nice to pull this out, all done, close to Christmas.

  8. 8
    Kate says:

    Very pretty!
    I think you should call it “Tim-brr”! :)

  9. 9
    KimR says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love the red and green.

    I also have been having difficulty accessing your blog. I was kind of leery to click on the link today. The last two times I clicked on links to your site I was taken to “Celebrity Sex scandals” and the next time to some other sexual type sites. The first time I tried to close it I was warned my computer would crash. So, I am not sure if something is going on…

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    Leslie says:

    i love this quilt! im a beginner do you have a pattern or tutorial for this one??

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