Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Red Cross

I think that is what I will call the red and white quilt that I am working on at the moment.
I quilted a little sample the other day  to help me decide how I wanted to quilt it. I knew I wanted to do some cross hatching on the white background but wasn't sure which colour; red or white?
This is the sample

The scale of the cross hatching is 3/4" which is the same as it will be in the quilt.
Top left corner has horizontal red lines of quilting and white vertical lines. Top right corner has all red quilting and bottom left is all white quilting.
Both threads are solid King Tuts.
I decided I liked the mix of red and white threads together; it toned down the strength of the red. Weirdly if I rotated it so that the red lines were vertical, they seemed more dominant than when they are horizontal.

So I went ahead and started working on the quilt. It's going ok so far. Just hope I can keep my lines straight as there isn't any room for error!




And here's the whole quilt







10 comments:

  1. Very nice...I love your fabric choices, and how you've graded the reds to white.

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    1. Thanks Todd. I took a look at your blog a month or so ago........I must follow you!

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  2. Because youre a no reply comment blogger I couldn't reply directly but go to big huge labs.com mosaic maker - that's the easiest!

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    1. Thanks Lynne! Had no idea re the no reply thing. Have hopefully amended it now and will take a look at that site

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  3. Superbe! I really like how you laid this out, and the proportions, and specially the color gradations, and that it's red and white. (Red is my favourite colour!) Is unusual too. Your quilting in 2 colours is a great touch. :-)
    Hazle

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the color spectrum!

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  5. Love your quilt and it is my favorite colors! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comments. I'm enjoying quilting it too! I'm thinking of a slight colour change in the quilting.........

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  7. Love the red and white. Really pretty together.

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