Thursday, May 05, 2016

{Throwback Thursday} Red Scraps and a Pattern from Mom's New Magazine

When I first started quilting, I went through a phrase where I'd see a pattern, think I could pull of the technique, take myself up on the dare and immediately start cutting fabric. This is one of those quilts. 

We were at Mom's house for Christmas and I was flipping through one of her quilting magazines and found the pattern for this one. She gave in to my begging and let me borrow the magazine for a little while and I started cutting red scraps. A few blocks in, I wasn't sure if I was making a cute quilt or wasting all of my best red fabric.

The quilt came together and I was happy with it....then I started seeing pictures from Infinite Variety and I wanted my red fabrics back in my stash. Almost nine years later, I've bought more reds and I'm happy with the quilt again.

If I was doing it again, I'd buy a piece of red yardage for the back. As fond as I am of pieced backs, I could have made much better use of these cuts of fabric.


Libby in TN said...

Very bold, in more ways than one. I know what you mean about pieced backs. I made one for a very early quilt, then was embarrassed to use it so I will be cutting it up this week to retrieve some of the fabric to go with some bonus triangle squares that use those fabrics.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Oooh... all those lovely reds. It's tough sometimes to find the balance between using the fabric we love and cherishing it forever in yardage. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

Jo said...

LOVE this...I still want to make a split block quilt.


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