Sunday, September 4, 2011
Now this is a RED quilt! I swear, it glows in the dark, tee hee. I am very proud of this one because I chose my own design work for the first time. It is a simple 2 1/2" four-patch that has been placed into a nine-patch setting block, using 4 1/2" scrappy reds.
I am also proud that the binding is DONE before Labor Day! It only came back from my longarmer (Linda Monasky of The Bear Paw Gallery in Alton, NH)
on August 31st, so that was three days! Linda did a beautiful job of hand-guiding the red thread into lovely swirls.
Usually I take a month to get "around to it" on the bindings. This is also the first quilt that I ever happened to make with a binding that is the same fabric as the outer border. Would that be called a "self-binding"? I have a basket of binding scraps saved and there was more than enough of them to use on this, but I just could NOT bring myself to add another layer of busy-ness to this quilt. I'm glad. It looks fine.
I'm often guilty of making quilts that are "too girly" So this one got a real macho flannel camouflage backing. And one of the scrappy reds that I used is a tone-on-tone of red pawprints, hence the name.