Monday, April 30, 2007

Three different reds

I love Mondays - after the weekend with the family it's my 'me' day - the one day of the week I don't go into work.
Mind you I don't always get to do nothing - in fact not very often at all. But I do enjoy going to my quilt group and having a good old 'chew of the fat' with all the other ladies whilst doing a bit of handstitching.
Over the past few weeks, in between hand applique projects like my 'Ugly bug/tulip' table runner I've been doing some redwork.
I finished this today - I shall now put a red and sand coloured checked border around it and make it into a Christmas wall hanging.
Last night I also completed the second of the blocks I'm doing for Clare at Dordogne Quilter - I may do some more to go with these - we'll see what inspiration comes to me before I head to the post office.
Yesterday I went to a small quilt show on the other side of Taunton. Not a big collection of quilts but nevertheless some lovely ones and some delicious cakes in the refreshment room too.
Here's a 'confetti' quilt for my third 'red'. I was very taken with this pattern - squares of fabric sliced 'buggy barn' style and then swapped over and reassembled.
And here are two of its mates in other colourways.
I think the last one, the batik, is my favourite - a lovely mix of colours.
This would be a good simple pattern for a quick and colourful quilt for charity I think. Maybe I'll show you some more of their handiwork another day
Sew many quilts - sew little time :o)

9 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I like your redwork - fun stuff. And those confetti quilts are wonderful. Might make a good retreat weekend quilt for me.

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I love those Confetti quilts! I have seen the pattern before and have been thinking of it as a quick one for gifts or baby quilts. Now I am really inspired!

Kathy Wagner said...

I love these triangle quilts. I'd like to try one in miniature!
Thanks for showing us!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oohh, more stitchery! Lovely and those Confetti Quilts are gorgeous - it's nice to see the same pattern in different colour ways.

Suzanne Earley said...

Love the confetti quilts. Red's my favorite color, but I think the blue and yellow is my favorite of the 3 you showed.

Screen Door said...

I love the stitcheries being added to quilts.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Cute confetti quilts, I love all the reds! Your Christmas stitchery is so cute, smart you... getting a great big head start on the season!

Hedgehog said...

Just love the confetti! Thanks for sharing. I'm tempted to do this instead of a much more complicated pattern I have in mind for some fabrics from France already cut into squares....

Libby said...

Love the redwork piece. I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one working on a Christmas project far from the season *s*