Sunday, June 18, 2006

Red Fabrics

I've had piles of flat folded FQs still downstairs around my sewing table from when I was making Around The Block. Rather than just haul them back upstairs (out of sight; out of mind) I decided to do something with a stack of reds.

The Shooting Star pattern, 6.5" block, is real easy. But I was having quilter's guilt throwing out the cut-aways from the corners. So I decided to go ahead and piece those together, too. I cut a huge stack of reds into squares and put them into a plastic tub, and then pulled a four yard cut of WOW from my stash. The picture is dark, but the reds run from very light to dark maroon. The red FQs are almost gone. :)

I think I'm going to decide on a quickie block for the blues and greens, too, just to clear them out of here. When I first started quilting, I bought a lot of random FQs, but hardly do so any more - except for those ever-tempting towers of a whole line. I might be able to clear off a whole shelf if I can stay on course here!

I went to a BBQ at my boss' house last night, and picked up the quilt that Miss Gracie designed. I've got my work cut out for me! I'll post a picture of that this week.

Still fighting a sinus headache. With everything pollenating now, it's going to be difficult to stay allergy-free. I guess I need to pay the doctor another visit.

My gratitude today is having the whole day to myself. It's nice to shower in the morning and just let the hair go curly for a change!


Laurie said...

Great quilt top! You are is an easy block. Love your purchases below as well! ;o)

Finn said...

Hi Vicky, hope that headache leaves soon..they are the pits!

Love the new red and white quilt. It's very striking, and probably my most favorite of 2 color quilts..*VBS*

And what a great way to put a useful end to some of those FQ's.

Mama Koch said...

Love the red. Love the block. Gotta make one of them too...someday.

The Calico Cat said...

I like what you have going on with the red!

quiltpixie said...

wow, I always have problems finding more than a couple of reds that "go together". You've done a great job!

anne bebbington said...

That block looked good on Bonnie's Quiltville site in plaids and shirtings - it looks just as good in your reds and white - I just love the way a simple pattern can look so effective in lots of different colourways and fabrics - oh another one to go on that dratted 'to do' list

Mar said...

Very nice Vicky! Are you putting those HST's in your "Parts Department"?


Mary said...

I love simple quick patterns. Nothing keeps me more motivated than seeing progress - both in finishing tops or quilts AND in using up fabric.

Linda_J said...

simple and effective--good for you staying on task to sew them especially since you are having headache problems. Oh, do I know how that feels.