When CAROL posted this new Hop, I had to take the challenge. I work small bits of red into quilts for a little fun pop, but never to make a RED quilt all together. BUT it didn't have to be a full red project, just so it reads some red - sooth my soul.
I am a scrap quilter by heart and I had a bag of them as part of the gifted items from a fellow Hall of Fame quilter's Estate. I new there would be a lot of reds as Lesley liked reds and Civil War fabrics. I knew right away what block to make to represent her as well.
The heritage block - Churn Dash - rolled out of this wonderful pile of scraps. I petted each one with fond memory of this lovely lady.
To use all the fabrics in that bag, I chose to use a 'broken' border around each block and it would make a woven look sashing.
The outer border and backing are the only fabrics from my stash. A quilt was just waiting to be made from that baggy and I hope it truly represents the quilter that they came from.
And I found some more red to clear from the shelf. Chicken Wire and Homespun to play with some 16-patches. I like to use the flip corner method to make geese units so I have the cut-offs to use.
More homespun for sashing and some crazy birds fabric I bought long ago. It was one of those 'have to get this' and then I didn't know what to do with it. Now those birds are 'caged' and add some fun to this bright quilt.
A guild member had brought a lot of homespuns to our swap meeting and they never made the table because I scooped them right up out of her arms. This large red piece made for the perfect back - and there is enough for another quilt backing.
Those cut-offs are going to play as well. I remembered I had bought a number of embroidery samples from a LQS that had closed. These horses where on a piece that had many horse embroideries, but I wanted only these so took the sampler apart.
A messenger bag using up what little bit was left of that homespun and the strap is what was left of what I used for the binding.
The hourglass blocks on the back to add to the farm fresh look.
I think I have gotten my fill of RED.
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