Sunday, 13 February 2011

Scrappy reds

I'm making some more words with my red scraps, as I enjoyed making them before. I'm making them pretty much according to the book, rather than adapting them as I think they'll look better like that if I use them all in the one quilt, which is what I'm planning to do.

Ignore the blocks to the right of RUBY, they're just some scrappy log cabins I've made to fill in the lines. Today I'm going to stitch the rows together, with some navy blue sashing between, and make a narrow navy border. After that I'm planning some flying geese for the second border to use up the last of my red scraps.


I did start on something else last week, using red scraps, but it didn't work out, so I used it to practice my free motion couching and played with my new couching foot. Parts of it will probably end up on the back of the words quilt.


14 comments:

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Good to find you too. We're in Derbyshire now but moved up from Woking 3 years ago. I love your red words - they remind me of another Lynne!

Amelia said...

That looks difficult...the words will make this a conversational quilt for sure.

Simone de Klerk said...

What fun!

scraphappy said...

I am so impressed with how fast you have jumped in to the letters. So many fun ways to say red.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Great words Amanda!!!! Are they really as easy as you make them appear?

Karen said...

That is an interesting idea to use the reds to make color words. And the filler blocks will work well with them.

Angelcat said...

Wow, these look great! Your words look like so much fun to make

Kay said...

This is great. Did you actually sew each letter down? That looks like a TON of work. Wow!

Ellen said...

What a great idea - they look terrific!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea! Love the words you picked to sew and they turned out terrific!

LuAnn said...

Love the words in red. Hope you are having fun with the couching foot. I'd like to see what you do with it.

Lynn said...

I love the words, in red!! I keep peeking at Tonya's blog, are they difficult to make? I need to look up exactly what couching is.

Cattinka said...

What a nice idea, that will be a red quilt for sure.
KATRIN W.

Kathy said...

That's really clever piecing you used to create these red words.