Friday, 4 February 2011

Rainbow Scrap Challenge-Red

For the start of this month's challenge, I got out all my red fabric.  Surprisingly, I didn't have as much red as I had expected, and disappointingly, there wasn't much of it I liked.  The only solution was to slice it all up, rearrange it and see what happened.

The inspiration came from a quilt called Simple Strips from allpeoplequilt.com.
 As you can see, everyone wanted to get in on the picture.
Although I didn't like a lot of the fabrics, once the black sashing and borders went on, it took on a different feel.  I can't say I love it, but it is growing on me, and I'm sure I will find someone that will love it once it's finished.

Even after doing this, there are still some of the fabric left.  I am thinking of doing something similar again, but on a smaller scale, but I'll have to wait until I get another sewing day.

33 comments:

Angelcat said...

I think it looks great!

loulee said...

Me!! I love it. LOL

Terry said...

Looks like you have at least 2 takers already. Amazing what sashes and binding can do.
I like it tooooo

Elena said...

I think it looks great! I really like the color contrast!

Annie said...

What a great idea for using the scraps. Even when you didn't love each fabric individually, they turned out great when pieced this way!

Terry said...

That came out great! :0)

karen said...

it's really nice Jane and the strips completely change it.

Linda said...

I've heard that if you don't like the fabric, you haven't cut it up small enough! It looks great, Jane. Good job. Are you making mug rugs yet? Little scraps work good for those...

Rudee said...

Just in time for Valentine's Day. Beautiful!

stitcheranon said...

I think it is amazing.It works perfectly!

maggi said...

I have just managed to catch up on your blog and am amazed at how much of a quilter you have become. Some fantastic pieces. Hope you are enjoying MM4.

Mad about Craft said...

Amazing what sashing will do. I have to say red it's one of my favorite colours so I would found it difficult but you've done a grand job and someone will love it.

Gina E. said...

It looks great, Jane, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I noticed one of the pussies doing the classic cat stretch on the quilt - sharpening his claws??? OMG!

Connie said...

I really like it! I have a couple helpers too, what would we do without them??

Quilter Kathy said...

For not having many red fabrics, you made a nice sized quilt! Looks great!

Elly D said...

You made a great quilt with your red scraps :) It looks GORGEOUS!

Lilian Pilar said...

es una colcha simple y muy bonita....ya tienes dos buenos compañeros que si la quieren...exelente fin de semana..

is a simple and very beautiful quilt .... and you have two good friends that if they want excellent weekend ... ..

Scrap - Happy Quilter (Ila) said...

It's really cute, and I'm not usually too much of a fan of black and red!

Elke said...

A wonderful quilt! I like it.

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt and how you got the "seal of approval" from all of your helpers!

Kathy said...

This stacked coin pattern is a great shape for using up small scraps. I love the reds with the black sashing. It is really eyecatching.

Cattinka said...

You already made a whole red quilt, and the month just started. You have been very busy, I like what you made.
The black makes the red shine, I like that combination.
KATRIN W.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

That is one cool quilt...I like the way the black sashing makes the red shine.

sophie said...

I played with some sliced up red fabrics this morning, too ;-)

I like your red and black quilt very much. And look at all those scraps you used up!!

Just One More Thing said...

I really love it!! Black and Red always looks great!! ps if you cant find anyone to love it I will volunteer--lol!

Jessica said...

Love this! The fabrics work great together! Maybe you can make some mug rugs as a smaller project?

scraphappy said...

I love the black and red together. If you aren't in love with the fabric anymore, then it is good to have it used up. I've been picturing my red with lots of white, but I may have to think again.

averyclaire.org said...

I LOVE scrap quilts....that's how quilts started in the first place. Lovely.

Scrappy quilter said...

It turned out really nice. I love scrappy quilts too.

Melinda said...

I guess they are right when they say if you don't like a fabric cut it smaller. Your solution is wonderful - love it with the black.

Ellen said...

I think it looks terrific and it has it's very own fan club.

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Very nice! The scraps & color choices make it look like it sparkles.

Andra Gayle said...

looks a lot like what I am working with-red and black-scraps from an earlier quilt