Seeing Red

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It is no secret I'm a fan of Mary Englebreit and Barbara Brandeburg. Both are incredibly talented artists and wonderful women.

How can you lose with a combination of Mary fabric and a Barbara pattern? Red and Butter is a classic pattern by Cabbage Rose Quilts - Barbara's company. It is really pretty in the red and yellow combination shown on the pattern. And it shows well in this Mary E. fabric from years ago called "Best Friends". I'm sure some of you remember it.

I made this quilt as a sample for Jeanette and Erin at Piper's Quilts and Comforts in Sugar House, Utah. Jeanette said it was one of their all time best selling patterns at that time. I made 2 of them. This pattern shows off the red and Mary E. toile very well. It is just a delightful quilt. And it is making my 2nd appearance on my blog. Hey. I like repeats. And it is Valentine's Day Week. So there.

Speaking of Mary, have you seen the downloadable craft patterns for Mary E. here? They are affordable and so cute. This apron is the sweetest. Don't you love the black accent fabric and the scallops?

-nanette

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37 comments

MichelleB said...

I just love that quilt! It is so cute. No wonder it was such a best seller.

Sherri said...

Love your quilt...I might even have that pattern...somewhere! And what great Mary E. patterns...you're right, and they are so reasonably priced!

Stephanie said...

red/white + mary = the best combo ever.
i love the hearts quilted on the toile.

The Quilt Buddy said...

You can NEVER go wrong with red!

Thanks for sharing the links.

Carla said...

Oh great, some more patterns I can't live without. ;) Love your quilt.

rachel griffith said...

oh i LOVE it.
VERY valentine-ish.
and nanette-ish.
tehehe.

and the patterns are VERY well priced.
i love the little bunny rabbit and the baby pinwheel quilt.
SUPER cute.
the black scallops really make that apron come to life.

Annette said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Perfect for Valentines Day. I love Mary E's stuff too.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the ME link. I, too, love that scalloped apron. CUTE.

Carrie P. said...

The quilt is so cute. I like the way you hang it too. No sleeves! The little plate? with the boy and girl on it is very cute too. Where did you find it?

Kritta22 said...

I really like that pattern! And quilt! Nice work!

I really like your quilt hanging thing! That's awesome!

going to check out the site!

Dionne said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I too love Mary Englebright.
cheers,
Dionne

Momoo said...

Love the quilt, the striped bias binding is a neat touch. I've also used the friends fabric in table runners and hot pad as gifts for special friends.

Jackie said...

I love your quilt! I also love M.E. as well. You are right that apron is adorable.

Mimi Sue said...

Don't be jealous but I met Mary Englebreit. It was in the early 80's and she had a line of Christmas ornaments at Hallmark. The store in our little town won some contest and she came to the store and signed ornaments. She was nice but I stood there like a dope instead of talking to her. Now I would invite her over for dinner and we could be best friends. I'm not as inhibited as I was when I was younger I guess. Love that quilt. Love red. Mimi

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, so adorable! And Valentine'y!!! Several years ago (pre-blog) when I was in Pipers, they let me take pictures of several of their quilts (not that I can find them now LOL) -- wouldn't it be funny if one of them was a sample done by you!

jen duncan said...

That's an adorable quilt Nanette. And thanks for the pattern link...cute stuff!

yellowfarmhouse said...

I'm a fan of Barbara's as well as her sister's patterns and that quilt your showing has been a favorite - I think the original yellow and red always caught my eye.

Hugs - karen

Catherine said...

I love that quilt -- it is so classic. Perfect for Valentine's Day.What a great way to hang the quilt too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love that quilt! red and white are so fun together and I have that same valentine plate on my kitchen table!!

Susan said...

Aah, Jeanette, she moved her videos off you-tube but I found them again with another one where she takes you on a little mini tour of Piper's.

This is a gorgeous quilt Nanette.

madrekarin said...

Beautiful. You cannot beat classic red and white.

Cara said...

Just gorgeous! I love her patterns and the ME toile is just perfect! Oh I am wanting to make a red and white quilt now...better go search my stash! LOL! :)

Trisha said...

What a pretty quilt! I am partial to red, my favorite color. I love the setting of it behind the table. Very cute!

Lurline said...

Thank you for posting the quilt again - just delightful and I have loved this pattern for years, though have never made it! Pinwheels are my favourite block and this quilt is - wow!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Mel said...

I love the Mary E toile! I want to do a red and white quilt one day!
Thanks for the links and pics!

Anina said...

So pretty! And very appropriate for Valentine's Week.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Nanette--

Thanks so much for checking in at the blog and leaving your sweet note. You are such a dear person and I count myself lucky to 'know' you!

That quilt is wonderful! I can see why it's done so well.

Please keep in touch---

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Beautiful. Can't believe you made 2 of them! Thanks for the Mary E. fix; I miss the magazine a lot.

happy zombie said...

I'm a huge fan of Mary E and Barbara B too! And that was fun to say!

I can see why your quilt was a huge seller. And that you made TWO of them. WOW!

Rae Ann said...

What a wonderfully bright quilt. I'm afraid I wouldn't have enough time in my life to try and do everything I see on your Blog. Your a very talented person and I enjoy your reading your Blog when time allows. Rae Ann

Dawn said...

It looks perfect for Valentine's Day!! Oh, so pretty!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It's delightful! Your work is lovely as always.

I just peeked at that ME apron and ordered one! I can hardly wait to make one.

Smiles,
Lea

Threeundertwo said...

That is a sweet sweet quilt!

Christina said...

very pretty, red is my fav.

Mary said...

Fan of Mary's? Check. Fan of Barbara's? Check. Fan of just hearing the word "Sugar House" which brings back a flood of memories from my childhood? Double check.

Thanks for the inspiration and the memories.

Nan said...

Beautiful quilt, indeed! I love the way you decorated, too - it shows off the quilt to even greater advantage.
Thank you for the link - I had no idea that site existed! I agree - that apron is very sweet. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Cathy said...

Thanks for providing the link to the Mary E patterns. I like the apron and the sewing rolls - they would make good presents and the patterns are bargain priced.