Monday, February 21, 2011

Seeing RED on my design wall

Friday night's FNSI was a Friday night SICK-IN for me--I was down for the count with the flu all of Friday and most of Saturday. Yesterday, I was upright, but not up for leaving the apartment, so I cut more red triangles from the scraps I found in the bottom of the project box and made 8 more scrappy hearts, for a total of 13. I added some black squares to the red squares and made six 16-patch blocks and . . . from the bits and pieces left over, I pieced a dozen red crumb blocks.

Red Scrap Progress

At this point, my red scrap bin contains more pinks than anything else.  I'm counting that as a victory.

The 16-patch blocks will probably become a tote like this one; not sure yet how the crumb blocks will be used.

The Last 12 Feed sack Blocks Saturday night--when I started to feel human again--I sewed together the last of the road trip blocks I need from the feed sacks.

Next up, getting started on the applique on the setting triangles for all those feed sack blocks. I haven't made such a traditional quilt in ... maybe forever. It doesn't feel like me, but it's interesting and fun to think about making a quilt like one that might have been made by a quilter in the 30's or 40's from her collected feed sacks.

See more design walls by following the links at the bottom of Judy's Design Wall Monday post.

10 comments:

heather said...

I love your star blocks.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Oh, I love your design wall filled with all these reds!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful!! Love what you're doing with the reds.

Marti said...

How pretty! I love the red.

AnnieO said...

The star blocks look terrific in all those reds! Red doesn't last long in my scrap bins, it is always getting pulled to be used!

Angelcat said...

Hope you are feeling better now! All that red looks wonderful. You'll have a wonderful looking tote from those 16 patches

Barbara C said...

What beautiful blocks. You were really productive in spite of being sick. The scrappy red stars are my favorites. I hope you've made a full recovery.

Alycia said...

Bummer on the sick in! but I love the red blocks you made, the crumb blocks are cute.

Susan said...

What great ways to use up your red scraps. I love them all! I know you will find a use for everything you made. Glad you are feeling better!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I just love the red scrappy blocks you made!!!! You have given me an idea for next month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

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