Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Seeing red...

Whatcha think? Sandy made these pretty little redwork blocks for me some time ago and I have been pondering what to do with them- isn't that fun? Pondering... I think that's my favorite part of "the process." I usually wake up in the mornings, early, and lie in bed and ponder. That's usually what gets me out of bed- an idea. So, I trimmed the blocks to 8", cut and sewed 2" coping strips to that... wound up with 11" blocks. Now I cut 13" squares from my red and white collection... isn't that fun? Collecting... I think that is my favorite part of "the process." giggle. You know me, I love it all. After I piled 8 red and whites on top of each other I wacked and shuffled the deck and came up with 8 crazy quilt blocks. It's gonna take a lot more to finish this quilt, as there are 24 redwork blocks. What a "bother"... more collecting. Have a great day!

6 comments:

teelduo said...

GORGEOUS!!! My grannie would have loved all the red!

Julie in the Barn said...

I've tried that stacking and whacking thing but wasn't all that successful. Maybe I should give it another go. If only I had such a great batch of red stuff...I do love red. If afraid my stash is woefully lacking. I've used up my favorite colors and now have mostly not so favorites. I think a stash enhancement trip is in my future.

Peni said...

My favorite part of your process...is all the clever combo's that come when you ponder your collections.... So very charming!

Sarah N. said...

I was going to say that this doesn't look like one of your usual quilts - but then I decided that you don't do "usual"!! I like the stack and whack blocks.

Tomorrow I've got to load a quilt on and get it quilted. Just a largish lap size quilt. A wedding gift. Already missed the wedding - but they come home from the honeymoon on Monday! Maybe it will be done by then!

Love you and miss you!

Deputy's Wife said...

I love the red stack and whack blocks with the redwork blocks! Very creative! Plus, red is my favorite color!

Isobel said...

Beautiful...love the stack & whack idea as well as the results.