Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Seeing red...

Last post I showed a finished border of red stars on my version of the Burnt quilt, and this time I have finished the red Baltimore basket block that I had started.

Not a great deal of progress since last post so I thought I'd show some more of my older work - along the theme of  "Red". 
This is my son's 18th birthday bed quilt, which I finished early this year. It is machine foundation-pieced (pineapple block) in his choice of fabrics, with a plain dark blue backing, and machine quilted in the ditch. 

This is the Mariner's Compass quilt that I also machine quilted, and have shown before - lots of red in that one!

This is a Crazy quilt that I made about 5 years ago aiming to feature much loved Liberty lawns, and some vintage doilies that I had collected. The doilies were all other people's lovely handwork, not mine, but a lot were stained/ damaged so it didn't feel too wicked to cut them up and give them a "new" life (not easy to make those cuts though!). There's a bit of a crazy mix of machine and hand quilting there too.

A few of the blocks up close

So - lots of different "Reds" covered there !? 

                 And now for this... 

"What on earth .." you may ask? That is the beginning of my next Baltimore applique block - and not looking like anything at all at the moment. Note there is not a bit of red on it ...not yet anyway!


  1. Wonderful quilts! I especially like your son's pineapple quilt. Beautiful!

  2. You're seeing red too ;-)
    Love your red quilts and your applique.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi Hilda - hope you've washed all those reds! Awful things happen when you don't I can tell you.
    Your son's quilt is very striking and the Mariners is quilted beautifully.

  4. Hi Hilda - love all of your red projects. Your son must have inherited your good taste in fabric selection. Love the Crazy quilt and how you have used the old doilies, it just looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing more of the Baltimore block:)

  5. Great quilts. I love red!
    Your son's quilt is striking.

  6. What a beautiful block!! I'm a fan of red so it was terrific seeing your other quilts.

  7. oh I just love that block, beautiful
    I am a huge red fan so love seeing all the quilts in this post...
    ok mariners compass quilt is amazing thanks for the close up
    just beautiful

  8. Love all the red quilts especially the one with the vintage doilies!

  9. lovely tulip block - looking forward to seeing the new one!

  10. All your work is really amazing. Your pineapple quilt is fabulous in those colours and the Mariners compass is really stunning. Red suits you. The basket block is a beauty too!

  11. I love those tulips!! What a beautiful Baltimore block! I also really like your son's quilt. So scrappy with wonderful manly fabrics :0) I often wonder if my son will still want a handmade quilt on his bed when he's a teenager - I hope so!!

  12. love love LOVE the way that you have used the vintage doilies and embroideries in your crazy quilt~!!!!~

    it's always such a treat to visit your blog and see what you have to share.