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!