Thursday, September 23, 2010

Red Can Make Things Better

I finished the hexagon quilt.

I think I should call it "When In Doubt Add More Red"!
I made the hexagons out of an 8 pack of fat quarters. I didn't know what to do with them - there were too many for a table runner and not enough for a lap quilt - so I added red fabric! It made a small lap quilt that I still wasn't too thrilled with - so I quilted an all over pattern in red thread! Red is my favorite colour and I figure can only make things better!!

I did a loop and three-leaf all over design with red Aurifil thread on my home sewing machine. I used cotton batting and a flannel backing. The fabric is Glace by Moda. The quilt is a 52" x 50½" lap quilt. I am pleased with the final results - red did make it better (maybe that should be the name!?).
I don't think I would make the pattern again, I find that there are too many bulky seams.

These flowers aren't quite red, but they brighten my living room. I brought this hibiscus plant in for the winter, it did wonderfully outside for the summer.

Something that might brighten your day is winning a GO! Cutter!! Millie from Millie's Quilting is having a great give away for a GO! Cutter and three dies!! The winner will be picked on Oct 2nd. Good luck!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and the name;-) And I still want to try my hand at the Romanian Point Lace one day.


Gloria said...

Your quilting is awesome! The red thread punched it up and looks great!

Wendy said...

You're right. Red does make it better! Blue always makes it better for me, even though it's not necessarily my favorite color.

Dee said...

The red really does brighten the quilt and I like the quilting design you used.

canuckquilter said...

You're right, read was just what these hexies needed. The quilt is beautiful.

Tiffaney said...

I just love the red triangles on your hexes!

Deanna said...

I agree that the red really makes it. It is perfectly OK to say "I did that once and once is enough." Just mark it up to experience.

Annie said...

The red was an excellent choice and definitely makes the whole design pop. I don't know that I would have thought to go that route (never been one of my favorite colors), but I'm really, really re-thinking that mindset. Beautifully done!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love red, you are can never be wrong adding red....this is beautiful.