Sunday, February 28, 2016


Lately, I've  been obsessed with red.  I guess that's not entirely true.  At least not the "lately" part.  I've been a lover of red for just about as long as I can remember.  There was that red Easter dress in the 5th grade.  Mom made it and it was just what I wanted.  All swirly and flouncy.  

When I made my first quilt blocks when I was 8, Mom sashed them with red.  The quilt she made for me when I was 18 was also put together with red (at my request).  I had a red dress for the spring formal when I was in my second year of college, also made by Mom.  The dress she made me for my piano recital that same year was red velvet.  And to  top it all off, a few months later my bridesmaids wore red gingham dresses.  Yes, I said red gingham!  What can I say, it was the seventies.

So it should be no surprise that I'm making RED quilts.  My quilt guild is having our bi-annual show in June and we have a red theme along with a red quilt that will be raffled.  See more info at

There will be a special display of red and white quilts.  So I'm working on two.  This one is already at the quilter.

And this one is in pieces as I'm really trying to get it done in time for the show.

My Red Dresden quilt which has been traveling the country ground it's way back home a couple of weeks ago.  I'm out of wall space so I'm not sure where it will go.  For now it's resting on the guest bed.  It's hard work traveling the country!

Now for the parting shot.....a rare photo of all 4 of my grand kids front of a red quilt.

1 comment:

dianne said...

okay, you've taken "seeing red" to a whole new level!

i see nothing weird about having your bridesmaids wear red gingham - it's not like it was BLUE gingham with Dorothy pigtails...

i can't believe how much those grandbabies of yours have grown!