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.
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