Monday, April 13, 2009

Red and White Tour - Part I...


I am loving red almost as much as I love blue. Which is odd because prior to seven years ago you wouldn't have seen any red in my house. I am not sure why I became drawn to it...but it has been steadily appearing more and more in my home. I made this red and white quilt (top) in 2007. And I made it in less than 24 hours...that includes cutting the fabric and sewing the pieces to form the top...it doesn't include the quilting process...which is sewing the top, middle (batting) and back together...I send that out to my long-arm quilter Lynn. Why did I do it so quickly? Well, my long arm quilter is in demand...therefore you reserve a time slot months in advance to have your quilts quilted. I had reservations for four quilts and had to make one more before I made the trip to drop off the quilts.
(can't get this photo to center) 
I fell in love with the red fabric because of the beautiful roses, but envisioned using it for a more romantic quilt design. Well, when under the gun tough decisions need to be made. I needed to find a pattern that I had enough fabric for, a pattern that didn't require a lot of thought, and a pattern that only required two colors...and this pattern which I believe is a form of the Irish Chain design fit the bill. I chose a red and white check fabric for the binding (edges) and white for the back.
Drop by tomorrow to see part II of the Red and White tour...
Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

11 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

I totally love this. I am seeing more red and white in my house too... do you think it is because it is so cheery?

C Maisy said...

I too love red. My family room is red.
The red in your your home really pops. It looks so clean. Love it!!!

Nancy said...

Love it! What a great job you did with the quilt and that little corner of your home looks so bright, clean and comfy. I like your style so much. I love red and white, too. But it is contained mostly to my kitchen where I have some enamelware displayed. Thanks for sharing and I'll check back to see what else you share! Nancy

The Ultimate Cottage said...

The quilt is gorgeous! It really looks good on the white chair. You did a wonderful job. Wish I could sew. Can't sew a straight line. Ha
Have a great day!
Pam (-:

Raggedy Girl said...

I loved your post. I own a long arm machine so I was tracing the pattern and think I could do it. The quilt is lovely and so is your room. I too have found myself having color shifts in my home. Great post, very interesting and I can't wait for part 2.

Have A Marvelous Monday
from Roberta Anne
"The Raggedy Girl"

Robin said...

I think red is the best color and love to use it around my home also. The quilt you made it wonderful and it looks great in your home. Looking forward to part 2.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love red & white but mine will have lots of pink as well. There is something very crisp and new about red & white together. Clean and bold.

Love your pics.

My name is PJ. said...

Red is my favorite color. I! LOVE! THIS!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love it,looks so happy and crisp!

I'm not a fan of red in my house but tottally love it when I see in a magazine.

Love the pillow.
Clara

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I love love red. The room looks great~ Enjoyed visitng your blog.
Bristol

Kim said...

I love this cozy corner of your house. Red & white always looks so fresh.