Sunday, January 15, 2012


Oh my gosh I finished my top and the back!  Yeah! 
The name of the quilt is "All I Want is Red, Wah ,Wah, Wah".

It was the song I would sing as I looked for red fabrics in quilt stores.  I suppose I could of ordered online, but I really needed to see the red in person.  There are some I just did not like the shade of.
I did add one more tiny block.  It is 1 inch.  The rest of the blocks are based on the number 3 partially from the swoon/Bethlehem Star block.  This on is a 3" pinwheel star.

This is a 6" paper pieced hand drawn star.  It is one of my favorite blocks to make.
This is a 9" friendship star.  It is the first block I ever made with HST in it.
A nod to my current favorite modern block is the 12" wonky star.
And last of course is the Swoon/Bethlehem Star block. 

I pieced the back from the rest of the red, the Kumari garden and this tiny tight plaid.

Now I just need to figure out how to quilt it.  Of course many ideas are going through my head. 
1.  All over machine quilting in  FMQ swirls.
2.  Straight line quilting all over.
3.  Outline quilting by block with FMQ in the background.
4. Hand quilting with pearl cottons in red and white.
5.  Combination of techniques.
I want to put beads in the center flower with a removable (for washing) felt flower.  I'm leaning toward a mix of techniques.  After the quilt show I'm going to wash it for that crinkle look and use it as a lap quilt for ME!!!  It will only be the second completed quilt I have made for myself, except for a few small wall hangings.

 Keep dreaming...Colleen
Next I need to baste and FMQ the second scrappy star baby quilt. 
The baby was born in the fall so I'm a little late.  Blogged about here.


Kristi said...

I really like your red neat! Great job...thanks for posting!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person.

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