Sunday, January 13, 2013

What is Black, White and "Red" all over?

Are you thinking a Newspaper...well, that might be; but in this case the answer is something quite different.

So, in my last post I mentioned that this was going to be the Year of Finishing.  Well, thanks to an impromptu Sew-In; which I was able to attend for a few short hours yesterday, I finished quilting my Black and White Snapshots quilt.  I shamelessly call it Snapshots because that's what Elizabeth Hartman called it in her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork

I had been wanting to make a Black and White quilt for as long as I could remember; but I never felt like I had enough Black and White fabrics to pull it off.  You may remember my discovery back in September 2011...and yes, that's when I started making this quilt. 

The backing fabric was something that I found at Jo-Ann's and lucky for me, when the local store was going out of business a year ago, I picked up yardage at 70% off.  It might be a little hard to tell from the photo; but it's a graffiti print.  That set the tone of the quilt and I knew that I had to have a red binding.

Fast forward to this week when I found this wonderful Riley Blake Chevron print at Janie lou quilts, a local shop in St. Louis.  I had previously struggled to find a red print that was mixed with white; but the white was never "white enough"...and always looked cream.  That's why this print is great, it's tone on tone Red.

As I was so close to finishing, I couldn't let this one sit for another day (I know, I know, it had been sitting for 1 year and 4 months already), so I finished up the binding last night.  I'm so glad to have this quilt done and can't wait to share it at my next STLMQG meeting.  I just have to keep a close eye on it, because some people might attempt to abduct it.

One quilt down, and based on the photo I shared of my current WIP...I'm well on my way to working through my stack.