Sunday, August 21, 2011

What's red and white all over?

Here's what I am working on this weekend


I am trying to use as many of the red & white squares that I received in the swap.  All of the rows are sewn so now it is time to put the rows together.  Once the borders are on it, the quilt will be about the size of a twin.  I think this quilt will spend the winter thrown over the sofa in the living room.  I am going to quilt this on my big Janome using the walking foot.  I will stitch in the ditch and then sew a line of supplemental stitching mid-way through the zig-zag.  I will have to purchase additional fabric for the borders and binding.  Someone suggested that I do an inner border in black.  Though I think it would be striking, I really want to keep this bi-colored.  My plan is to use a red tonal for the inner border, white for the outer border and then bind in the red.  I am definitely going to have to throw a "Color Catcher" into the washer when I launder this one!




10 comments:

  1. Loving your red and white zig zags! This will be a wonderful quilt!

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  2. Love it! Will be good for holidays right through Valentine - or any time really! I was thinking of zig zags on mine, too - but am also toying with the double disappearing 9 patch I just saw online....decisions decisions

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  3. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. I've been wanting to make something like this for a looong time. I love reds and I love zig-zags. great job!

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  5. I love the look of red and white for quilts. It just looks so striking. Your quilt is going to be a beauty.

    I agree with you - you need to keep it all red and white to make the red pop!

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  6. so pretty Suzan! I love zigzag quilts.

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  7. really pretty! the contrast is amazing! I'm thinking I'd throw in a couple of the color catchers just to be safe....

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  8. I love red and white!!! It's turning out lovely... thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my, those reds are lovely. I love love love reds!

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