Thursday, June 20, 2019

It's a Finish! Red and White Bits and Pieces


 It's a finish!
A donation quilt.
42 x 63

Pictures are dark because we have had mostly cloudy and rainy days since May. (Sigh). 

 Back in 2018 I was going through my crumbs and sorting them by color. I noticed a lot of red and white bonus triangles, waste triangles, wonky triangles mixed in with the crumbs. I figured there were enough for a quilt so set them aside and didn't use them in crumb blocks.  In January of this year I made those bits and pieces into a quilt top. 

I quilted it with wavy lines alternating in red and white threads. 
Backing is a red and white stripe sent to me by a quilty friend. 

Binding is red and white with red polka dots.  I don't like sewing binding on by machine but most of the places I donate this size of quilt prefers it be done that way. 

I used four color catchers when I washed this and they all turned red. There was still a tiny bit of bleeding in a couple of spots but it is not really noticeable. 

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14 comments:

Nann said...

Super!

Libby in TN said...

I really like your format. I have been stressing over extraneous pieces/parts here lately. Now I see I can just put them in a row!

SandyPA said...

Lovely quilt! I have another name suggestion - apophenia. But the meaning probably doesn't quite fit. There is definitely a pattern to this one. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Pamela Arbour said...

It's no surprise that I love it! You have such great vision for your quilts.

Louise said...

Just a little color bleeding is pretty good for all that red and white! And you're right that it isn't noticeable. This one is very fun and makes me crave peppermints :)

Janie said...

Lovely, good candidate for Red is my Neutral.
Janie@crazyvictoriana.blogspot.com

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Genius way to use up the bits and pieces! It's a really fun quilt! I love red.

Linda said...

Your red and white quilt is stunning! And to think it was made from waste triangles is amazing.

Meloney said...

Beautiful quilt. Love red and white together.

mangozz said...

I always liked red and white quilts and this one is adorable! It almost looks like an art quilt. We've been getting lots of rain here too. It looks like another dreary day again. On the bright side - you are forced to spend more time inside sewing.

Cindy said...

Super quilt! that is a lot of leftover triangles!!!!!! Love your design!!!!!!

audrey said...

Beautiful! I love this so much. All the little orphan bits are doing a marvelous job here in this spunky quilt!.:)

Quilter Kathy said...

What a terrific layout for a scrap quilt... I hope I can remember this idea!

Sarah Goer said...

You can't go wrong with a red and white quilt. I love the use of the stripe for the backing. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2019 global FAL hosts.