Thursday, February 2, 2017

Red crazy piecing.........

Crazy piecing makes a big mess on the sewing table but it is worth it.  This pile was about twice this size when I started sewing.




This is what a block looks like before trimming.









with trimmings











nice and neat!











All seven blocks.







I hand basted this wallhanging yesterday afternoon.  

I also cut and pieced backing for the X quilt that I added the border to Tuesday.  I got the roll of batting out and am ready to cut it.  I needed to finish the basting first since that is the set of tables I cut the batting on.

15 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Boy, do I love red! Your blocks look so juicy red. Sounds like you have a production plan going. The colorwash, as usual is stunning.

Sewing Junkie said...

Your scrappy blocks are lovely. The use of strips and stings for beautiful blocks makes good sense to me. They are like found fabric to me. Chris

Gene Black said...

I love crazy piecing, but I am never so "color controlled" as you are. I just open the scrap bin and grab.

patty a. said...

You were busy yesterday! Love those red blocks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the red blocks that is a great way to use all those scraps.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Ahh!! Mindless sewing. The best... especially in that bright red on a cold winter day!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your wonderful reds are a sight for dreary-weary eyes!

Needled Mom said...

Those reds are just wonderful.

LG said...

I've come to rely on you for a beautiful dose of color every morning! Those reds are the best.

JJM said...

The fun you had making your "crazy Piecing" red blocks sure comes through on my screen. Makes me smile to see the array of red fabrics.

To scroll back to your January recap ~ you sure have outdone yourself once again. Each one is absolutely beautiful.

JJM

Vicki W said...

Oh yes, red! Red beats all other colors.

Sharon Barkley said...

LOVE THESE RED BLOCKS!!!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love your new red crazy blocks - I've slowly been getting some more red into my stash. And well done on all your finishes for January some great quilts, especially the 'X' blocks- love that one :)
I've been busy making bunting - one for my g.nephew who is a Manchester United fan and a long one for a craft group I joined last year. I'll share photo's when they are both ready. I also have other projects lined up as well :)

Agile Jack said...

I love these blocks!

Do you sew them on a foundation square, or just strip to strip?

I'm pretty new to your blog, but I just love your quilts. I check you out pretty regularly and You've inspired this new quilter to try a couple of new patterns!

Anne

Janice Holton said...

Hi Wanda, I really do love these wonky squares! Would you have time to show the process and pictures of each piece as it is being added? I know there isn't really a pattern but it's kind of just improv as you go but seeing how you do it would be helpful!