Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Redwork.......

I pieced quarter square triangles and did a layout that gives the impression of on point blocks.

A NO REPLY commenter wanted to know where I got the redwork designs.  They are an old Cactus Punch package from the late 1990s.


Then I turned the quarter square triangle blocks one turn to the right.

I decided this is the better of the two layouts with the limited contrast between the two darker red 30's reproduction fabrics.



This is a better photo of the colors in the prints.  Since the redwork blocks are one way designs it made sense to use the Lily of the Valley one way design for the plain squares.

My two friends are coming over to sew today so I hope to work on this project.


I have some more blooms in the inside garden.  There are 2 orange blooms and a bud close together on this one.



There was one more bud on the champagne color cactus and it bloomed yesterday too.

16 comments:

Mona said...

Dear Wanda,
really nice!!!
Mona

Sharon W. said...

Yes, the second layout is decidedly better: it focuses on the redwork rather than the "solids"..............it's a lovely quilt.......I'm looking forward to seeing your quilting choices???

Libby in TN said...

That's one of my favorite setting tricks. Looks much more complicated than it is.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the layout idea for creating an on-point look. It's one I will use someday.

Linda Swanekamp said...

The layout makes so much difference. I love the reds. No cactus opening here yet, a few buds.

patty a. said...

That is such a cute quilt! I agree on the second layout. It will be a nice baby or little girl quilt!

Debbie said...

I really like the second layout....it looks great to show off the redwork.

grandmaladybug said...

Wanda, that quit is beautiful!!! Jeanne

Gene Black said...

I like the second layout better also. I love the idea of making this a monochrome quilt also.

Panto Pam said...

Love this setting for the embroidery blocks! What size are the blocks unfinished?

Alice Turcotte said...

Adorable. Your right, the second layout is best. I'm excited about two orchid buds.

Hedy Hahn said...

Lovely quilt. That champagne orchid flower is very pretty.

Needled Mom said...

The second layout is my favorite too. It looks wonderful.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love how with 4 hourglass and 5 squares this block looks like a lot of work, but isn't. Thanks for showing the close up of the children playing - was these the blocks you did on your embroidery machine?
Your blooms look really healthy and fat - like you gave them a good feed :)

Jenny said...

Really pretty embroidered blocks - I love the look of red work. And yes, I prefer the 2nd layout too.

yvette said...

wow!