Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Finish!

Well, a finished top.

It began as a way to use up scraps and leftovers after I read an article in Quilters Newsletter (February/March 2009) about making scrap quilts. When I looked through my stash I found a lot of bits and pieces of reds which I had used mainly as accent pieces for other quilts. I decided to use the reds as the main color, and accent them with golds and cheddars which are also leftovers from other projects. I didn't try to match colors, so there are barn reds, cherry reds, orangy reds, all kinds of reds in here. (Colors I would never have put together in one quilt before!)

The only thing I bought for this was a couple of fat quarters of golds and cheddars, since I didn't have too many of those in the stash. I also bought the brown I used as sashing. I actually found a whole (!) yard of that red border fabric socked away in a tub I use for larger pieces.


I appreciate everybody who took the time to comment on my last post about trying to choose the fabric for the borders. I wish I felt more confident about my color choices, but in this case I just went with what looked right to me.

I am very pleased with how this turned out, especially as it is a step outside of the colors I usually work with.

Have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love it! It turned out beautiful.

Quilt Nut said...

it's beautiful! and i love how you've pieced the inner border

Anne Ida said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Dont you just love how all those different reds and golds play together? I love the pieced inner border - it really goes to underline the scrappy theme.

Re. your post about choosing border fabrics - I think both of your choices would have worked well, but you chose the one with the most zing. Looks like you have a gut feeling for what will work - go with that feeling :o)

Have a great Sunday!

Shasta said...

It is beautiful - I prefer your border choices as well. I think the red brings out the red in your blocks, and the yellow adds a nice sparkle.

Ruth's Place said...

It is stunning!

Nancy said...

What a lovely quilt!

Marit said...

This is so beautiful! Love it!