Now I don't think I've posted the final photos of my last project for Christmas, my black red and white quilt. I finally decided to call it 'Red All About It'. Black, white and red kept sending my mind to the old joke, "What's black, white and red all over? - a Newspaper!". Newspaper didn't seem like much of a name so in a play on words I changed Read all about it to 'Red All About It'! I have to say I find naming my quilts harder than making them, what about you?
Anyway, here is a photo - the quilt will be going to my step-daughter Angela and her husband Erik but we won't see them until Saturday. I hope they like it!
This quilt is made up of both blocks which I made and also blocks made for me by my swap partners in the Quilting Block Swap Australia group. I joined in January and started with any block in black, red and white.
Thanks to all my lovely swap partners. I love how it turned out! You can read more about which ones are from who here.
I quilted it in a variegated black and white thread after having no end of trouble with some all black thread which insisted on breaking all the time. I tried a different brand in the variegated and that was a lot better. I would have preferred black, white and red variegated but unfortunately couldn't get any so had to make do.
This is the back. It looks a little washed out in this photo but the striped fabric is much brighter than it appears in this photo.
I think this is my favourite block of the ones that I made. I think a quilt of these in all different colours would be great. Perhaps rainbow colours on white or even black? Hmmm, something to think about there!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and will also now get some time for sewing too!
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