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!


Elaine Adair 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!