Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Nancy, Near Philadelphia's Red Period
Going Rouge: This quilt was inspired by something I saw on Nicole's blog back during a snow day this past winter. She was following a pattern and I looked at it and thought, "I think I can do that." And I set out to do it.
My quilt has six different baskety blocks and is made from a FQ pack of the ever-present Rouenneries by French General. It was meticulously quilted by my friend Kat who has done beautiful work for me for several years. I imagine that I will keep this quilt for a long time rather than give it away any time soon. It turned out pretty much as I had envisioned it and I like it very, very much.
Herb and Elaine had one of those "no gifts please" weddings earlier this year, and several months later moved into a new home. I've never been particularly obedient about "no gifts please" situations, and this quilt is to "cover" both occasions -- the marriage and the new home. It was machine quilted by someone who up until now has always done very nice work, but has disappointed me mightily this week.
Is this the end of my Red Period? I suspect it is, although I still have some scraps from Going Rouge. I've had a very good time making both of these quilts.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Wednesday, September 08, 2010