Wednesday, February 20, 2013


 I finished the Scrappy Red Trips top this week.  

Scrappy Red Trips 60" x 72"

It was an experiment to see if I could use all reds in a quilt.  

Can't say I'm all that fond of it.  

But it got me thinking about other red quilts I've made.  I was surprised to see how many!

The first one was made in a class with Kaffe Fassett in about 2006. 

I made this from the scraps of the Kaffe quilt later that year.

This was inspired by the large print that I found at Goodwill.  I think it was made in about 2007.

This one was inspired by a quilt on the cover of the book, Georgia Quilts, in about 2008.

I made this one in a class with Freddy Moran in 2010.  The basket block is in the book, Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again, by Gwen Marsten and Freddy Moran.

I made "Eyelashes" in 2010, with a pattern in Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilt Romance.

This was made in 2010 with some gals over at the 15 minutes play blog.  
It's inspired by one called "Red Sticks" in Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again.

Hmm, will I ever get tired of red?  Maybe.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scrappy Trip is Done!

Stitched in the ditch, all 96" x 96" of her.  

Although I could quilt lots more, I think it's enough.  

Here she is, wrapped around my sewing chair.

Folded up and ready for her new assignment.

Resting pretty on the bed!

(Just in time for my birthday--today!  Shhh!)

I think the reds are going to like this pattern too!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Wear Red Day!

Thank goodness for Barbara Brackman!  She tells us about some important things in life--like today is National Wear Red Day.  It happens the first Friday in February with the purpose of raising awareness about heart disease in women.  You can see some great red and white quilts at her blog today.

Great day to start a red quilt, don't you think?