Saturday, December 18, 2010

Turkey Reds

I have been inspired recently by all the red in quilts I've seen around blogland.  I particularly love the Double Irish Chain that Kathie over at Inspired By Antique Quilts has made.  I've decided I have to make one for myself so I ordered these wonderful Turkey Red fabrics from Ginger's Needleworks and Quilting.  I have ordered the shirting for the white in the quilt but as yet it hasn't arrived.

I also made a purchase at my LQS of some more Luna Notte yardage to use in a jelly roll quilt I have planned and another fat quarter of a brown fabric for a Jo Morton basket quilt/wall hanging.

I've made a little more progress on the centre block applique and the star blocks for the quilt I've begun to work on recently.  I've been using the needleturn method for this applique and I find it fairly slow compared to the freezer paper method I described a few posts ago (orange peel quilt).  I would have had to reverse the pattern for some of the pieces, I now wish I'd taken the time to do so.  

Here are some of the pretty blue fabrics I've cut for more star blocks which will join the red ones.

Whenever I make these stars I use the little pieces that I cut off the flying geese sections to make small HST.  I am collecting a growing pile of them from various projects but haven't decided what to do with them yet.  I  feel quite noble, waste not, want not and all that!

Sorry about the flash reflection but you get the idea of how many of these little suckers I now have!  Any ideas?

I have a customer's quilt on my frame ready to get quilted so I'd better bestir myself and get on with it!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and just about ready for Christmas.

Bye for now,


  1. That is going to be a beautiful quilt, can't wait to see it finished.


  2. Ohhhhhh! I just love all the reds! It's going to be bee-you-tea-ful! You can do so much with those little leftover pieces. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. You're having lots of fun with all those beautiful fabrics! Have you heard about the exhibition of 650 red and white quilts to be held in New York next year. I'm hoping to win the lotto so I can go. I made some mug rugs for Christmas presents using my little half square cutoffs.

  4. You have some delicious red fabrics, so will look forward to what you make with them. Love all the new projects you have in the works!

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