Who would have thought that black, red and white would be the colours for my latest quilting projects?
The first one is the one-block-wonder quilt I started to blog about in The Start of Something New blog post and now it’s finally completed. Here’s a peek at it while on the sewing machine.
This took longer than I thought but in the end looks great!
I chose a funky oriental black and red fabric for the quilt back.
I had intended this quilt for me, but really what do I need with another quilt. So what to do? Maybe a giveaway????? (keep reading).
The second tri-colour quilt was commissioned by my mother for a friend’s new grandson. And black, red and white was the colour theme chosen. Apparently they are the first three colours babies can see, or so I’ve been told. Either way, it was tricky to find fun kids fabric in these colours, so I chose three solids and 3 prints. Polka dots are pretty kid friendly and the third print reminded me of the little doodles my sister, Terrell, use to draw all the time when we were kids. FLASHBACK 1980s !!!
I then decided on doing pinwheel blocks as they are nice to look at and fun for babies.
I had planned out the quilt after I finished all the pinwheel blocks and laid them out on my design floor (my living room floor that currently has no furniture ). This was my original idea.
Oops! Well actually, I like this better! Maybe having a glass of wine whilst sewing is not such a good idea.
Then I again used my design floor and sandwiched the quilt (backing fabric, batting and quilt top) and pinned. I like to use painters tape as it won’t stick too much to the floor and it’s easy coming off the fabric too.
After some initial swearing (it always takes me a while to get back into the quilting swing), the quilting came together. I used circle patterns to go with the fabric theme.
I used the leftover quilt top fabric and made a pieced binding and voila! The back is a fun black and red car flannel fabric. I hope she likes it.
So now about that giveaway! Please leave a comment below with your name, email address and your favourite sweet treat or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be using your treat ideas for future postings! Then on April 23rd I’ll draw a winner for the One-Block-Wonder Quilt! Thanks for looking and come back soon. I may give away something else. Sorry, I can only ship within North America.
Thanks for looking!