Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Floating Red Slabs

Happy New Year!

Every spare minute over the past couple of weeks I've been sewing slabs of reds, mixed with mostly reds and a few oddities that have red in them. There are now enough 12.5 x 12.5 blocks to make two, maybe three quilts. 

I tossed a few colors on the floor and tried the red slabs on them. Black was harsh, white not too interesting, but my hubby loved this one, and I think I do too. It is a bit darker and more dramatic than the photo. I'll make one with this print in likely a 2" sashing which makes the blocks look like they are floating. I've a plan for one with a lighter background but don't have the fabric selected yet.

All of these blocks came from a small plastic tote of scraps. I am amazed. I may have said this already, but one friend tosses all her scraps. I was thinking of these being charity quilts, but my hubby has already claimed the first idea for himself. He says he needs one for his occasional naps!


R & E said...

Yeahhhh - did you invent the word "slabs"? Seems like the perfect word for those chunks. I tried this once and was totally disappointed - should have persevered like yours is. Very interesting, and masculine. Good job with the backing. All very artful. Elaine Adair

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the red slabs on that background - no wonder your husband is claiming it as his own!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love those red slabs and that looks like a perfect sashing fabric!