Well before I got engrossed in Randy’s sow along (I have 45 blocks now) I was contemplating what to do with this bunch of leftover red strips.
I had this brainstorm that I could sew them together and then cut them up into 6” block units.
That worked pretty well except that the diagonal cuts got to be a bit long.
The blocks are a little wonky ’cause I had some problems with the long cuts. But this method does whip up enough units to make a decent sized lap quilt in a jiffy. You may be wondering, ‘Why all the red strips?’. Many years ago I wanted to make a quilt for my friend Lianna. When I asked her what kind of quilt she would like she said she did not care what style it was just that it had to be red. This was quite a challenge for me, I had never made an all red quilt before but I figured if it was going to be one color I was going to vary the shades of that one color as much as possible, to make it more interesting. I bought a lot of ‘reds’. Cut a lot of red strips and accumulated a lot of red strips.
Alas, all that experimentation lead to more scraps. But scraps are my favorite so I made YET another scrappy Bar Quilt.
I think that blue and white batik is the perfect compliment to all that crazy red. After that there were Still more scraps so I made some misc. pillow / wall hanging type things.
Even tho’ people normally think of red as something you add to jazz things up I think when used like this It has a very calm feeling.
And even tho’ the ‘red’ basket is not empty I think I see progress ( it use to be overflowing and now it’s just full!)
Happy June, cheers, CW