More work on Red Riding Hood

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Thank you Thank you for all your support and sweet comments on my last post with the spool tutorial. I have been busy and haven't responded to comments but I'm so grateful for all your input. The tutorial was picked up by Whip Up. It is always really fun to share something I enjoy and have people like it. Thank you.
So I've been working on my Red Riding Hood quilt. I finished little Red and the basket blocks. So now I'm on to my next 2 blocks. The one above is grandmother's bed with who in it? Is it grandma or the wolf? I wanted it to be a mystery so the sunbonnet sleeping cap seemed the way to go. My favorite is the fussy cut picture on the wall. I used decorative machine stitching to create a frame around it.
Here is my starting sketches for the wolf block. This is not an easy block for me and I confess I had doubts about making this block. You can see my little snippets of fabric left over.
So here is my block. I'm still a little unsure of it. I may tweak it a bit. There are lots of little pieces in it but it is not paper pieced. It is made with units of squares and then the squares are put together. We'll see where this takes me.
I put the finishing touches on Red's cape. I'm not great with embroidery but the black stitches are the finishing touches needed. The flowers are what I call "fussy cut applique". I fussy cut the flowers leaving just enough edge to roughly needle turn around the flower. It is a little imperfect but I like the effect.

I don't know about you, but spring cannot come fast enough. I'm so done with January!

-nanette
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40 comments

karenfae said...

cute idea and nice that it isn't paper pieced -- in my opinion :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

jabeybaby said...

Oh wow, I can't wait to see this finished! Your blocks are so cute, and I think the wolf block looks great!

Des said...

I think you're totally brilliant!! I love the wolf. I"M totally sure of it. :)

Julie Isa said...

so so cute! love it all!

Jolynn said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt! I'm kind of a novice, so I don't even know what "paper pieced" means. Also, I am super impressed with your ability, and your creativness!

Annette said...

Now that's a wolf with a personality! I like him!

Rae Ann said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Red Riding Hood quilt. I am anxious to see this one done.
Your Spool quilt and tutorial are the greatest. WOW! You are totally in an upward spiral.
I am so taken by the things that you do!!!

Sandi said...

The Red Riding Hood quilt is lookin' good! I am impressed with the wolf!! Now to the coming of spring.......we had blizzard conditions here again today and so I could not agree with you more!! We are to get some sunshine tomorrow but with it will come really, really cold temperatures. An early spring would be most welcome!!

kpaints said...

Super cute wolf, no need to scare anybody, right? lol Can't wait to see this all, it is really cute!

Nedra said...

Perfect fabric for the wolf's hair.

Mel said...

The wolf is darling!! The whole project is charming!

Stephanie said...

Sweet little red riding hoods and a BIG bad wolf!!! That is a great wolf and looks just like one.

Lynn said...

I love it. I'm glad it's not paper pieced. I think there are lots of quilters out there - like myself and see a pattern that calls for paper piecing and feels intimidated. Besides that's a really cute wolf. Red is pretty cute herself and I love that fabric on the bottom of the block.

Jackie said...

Nanette, This is going to be the cutest little quilt!! I love Red!

Kim said...

what great blocks- this is going to be a wonderfully cute quilt....

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Nanette! This little quilt looks like it's going to be adorable. I love your little wolf -- you're so darn clever. I can't wait to see this one unfold!

hetty said...

Nanette, you are incredible! Amazing Red Riding Hood blocks! Very cute. Your quilt is going to be wonderful.

Kaaren said...

How cute is that? Perfect!

Jen in NY said...

Love, love, love it! That little framed picture in grandma's bedroom is the cutest! Not to mention those LRR blocks...you are so talented, with that applique! They're gorgeous. And your wolf is AMAZING! It really looks great!!

Needled Mom said...

Sooo sweet! I love the wolf too, but the LRRHs are adorable.

Jan said...

Oh how adorable Nanette! IMHO, the "wolf" is a keeper :) Can't wait to see more! I am sooooooo impressed and tks so much for the "Whip It" info! Another site I've never been too ... imagine that! (LOL)

Pat said...

I LOVE your wolf!!!

pratima said...

Sooo cute! I love the pretty picture in it's custom framing... Lovely swirls!
All the details are really beautiful, Nanette. Can't wait to see the next stages of it :)

Micki said...

That is just so cute! I love that wolf..He definitely has attitude!
Micki

Jill said...

You are amazingly clever, Nanette!! I love EVERYTHING!!!!
ps. i think it is that snaeky ol' wolf in the bed!

That Girl said...

I love it! You are so very creative. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Jennifer :)

julieQ said...

This is wonderful! Wonderful idea...I will be keeping an eye out on your progress. I know this must be so fun!

Joy said...

Oh your wolf is fabulous, the paisely print is PERFECT!!! And I just LOVE the way you fussy cut that piccy on the wall, so clever :o). This quilt is gonna be GAWJUS ... I can't wait to see it finished (no pressure he he he).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Suzanne said...

I really love this idea! I think my favorite is the picture hanging where you stitched the frame. You give me inspiration! I'm so glad I found your blog!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

This is absolutely adorable - can't wait to see it finished and if you sell the pattern please put me down for one!! I already know I want it! xo, The Other Nanette

Lori Holt said...

I agree with you about January.
I'm done as well. About the wolf, I like it just the way it is and the riding hood blocks...
adorable.

quiltingnana said...

absolutely love the Red Riding Hood quilt....the Reds are so lovely and the humor of the bed block really is cute

sparkle jars said...

That wolf is wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

You are so talented!!! I particularly like the red on RRHood's cape and the mushroom fabric beneath her feet - you have a real "eye" for what works!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the mystry of not knowing who is behind grandmas sleeping cap. Very clever.
Thanks for sharing your spool tutorial. I love this quilt. Someday oh someday I hope to make one.

Maggey and Jim said...

That quilt is going to be so cute.. I just love the colors and the concept of it
Maggey

*karendianne. said...

The Wolf came out great. I'm really diggin' that! Personally, I think it's perfect. Gosh you're so talented!!!

Dawn said...

The wolf looks great!! I am loving the process of this quilt and can't wait to see more...

Robin said...

This is going to be a fun quilt! I love the blocks you've made so far. I think the wolf looks great, too.

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