As promised, I have a couple photos of the second Challenge for another guild I belong to. This week you get to see my Red and White Quilt for the Thimble Pleasures Challenge. ONLY Red and White fabrics could be used. I found some embroidery blocks that I did YEARS ago. The border fabric has been with the embroidery blocks just waiting to be used. The red fabrics are from my stash. I had a lot of reds to choose from!! The fun with using red, they all go together! Plus, in my opinion, the more the merrier!
My Red and White Quilt is below. I named it “Old-time Playtime”. I’m so happy to have these blocks in a quilt! We have a rule that our challenges can’t be any larger than 36″ square. So mine is 31″ x 36″.
In working with red fabrics, as I said earlier, I like to use LOTS of different fabrics. Also, I just reds from darker (almost burgundy) to lighter/brighter true red and even tipping to the orange/red. It sure adds to the movement around the quilt and it is happy and not solid and flat!!!
#1 – When making a quilt with a color theme…try a variety of fabrics in that color family! Look on a color wheel if you need inspiration.
I did a different background fill in behind each “Redwork” embroidery child. Outlining the embroidery also helped to highlight the children.
#2 – This challenge helped me move an unfinished project (UFO) into the DONE stack. Even though the embroidery blocks are probably 20 years old, they still made a wonderful small quilt.