Wednesday, August 17, 2016

String Quilt/Windmills


Those of you who know me well know that I'm just not a beige kind of woman.


I am not afraid to use red in my quilts.  I don't make many without a little red to liven things up.


At antique auctions, I have noticed that the red quilts always sell first and are the most expensive. Apparently, I'm in good company.


Yesterday, I finished machine quilting this string quilt with red fabric.  I made the quilt top a couple of years ago by piecing large string blocks, cutting them into half square triangles, and adding the red fabric to complete it.


Can you see the windmills? Which did you see first, the red ones or the scrappy ones? Just curious.  I always see the scrappy ones first.  


I wash my red or any bold color fabric before I use it to see if it will fade;  a lesson I learned by experience from my early quilting days.