Saturday, October 31, 2009

More Red!

I am still working on my Red Delicious and getting close to the final assembly. I have trimmed all the blocks but still have two to to finish the final cuts. There is one part with the pretty swirl strips that go down one side and under one of the blocks and that is tricky. If it is done right, it will look like it is continuous. You will see later when I post the finished piece.

But in the meantime, I am also working on some new blocks with the red fabrics. I posted a basket block a few days ago that I did as a sample to work on in the class I taught week before last. Above is another block to go with that-----
and here is another one. These are big blocks and go very fast with the machine buttonhole applique. As I said in an earlier post, I have plenty of the background and am working towards making a big quilt to go on my bed. Looking through my books and files for patterns is always fun. And it's so easy to make them any size you need either by doing it yourself on the copier or with the scanner or taking it to someplace like Staples. How things have changed over the years. (Click to enlarge)

3 comments:

Leslie said...

This is going to be so very pretty. Your background is very similar to the background fabric that you helped me select in Gaylord for my all red felted wool applique. Maybe they can hang together in the quilt show if we both finish them in time. They would be just so pretty together. I hope that mine looks ok with just the red wools, but I think it will.

Pokey said...

Every one of your red pieces are beautiful, Carol! I'm enjoying each block you complete. Your work is inspiring to me.

Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I have a little piece of the fabric you used for the vase. I love it!