Back in February I decided I wanted to make a red and white quilt to use as a tablecloth for my dining room table. But I couldn't decide what pattern to make, so I let the idea sit. After a few of the Bird Tutorials sold, I decided I could reward myself and buy some fabric. A quick check through my quilting library found this, which I decided would work quite nicely.
I shopped my stash, but a lot of my reds are warm reds, and I wanted cold reds and white. So I placed a quick online order and this arrived yesterday.
I'll use a variety of WOWs for the whites (like I usually do) and I may play around with flipping the block to see what kind of design pops up.
The design in the book is paper-pieced, and we all know how I feel about THAT. (Note: do not try to talk me out of it. Do not go there.) Obviously I'll figure out how to make the block another way, which is part of the fun for me.
Alas with about fifteen hours of driving in the next couple of days (to Syracuse and back), I won't have much playtime until the weekend.
Unless you count seeing two of your quilts on exhibit at an AQS show and visiting the fun that is an AQS show as playtime, which I do. I guess I'll be shopping for more red and whites.
If you attend the show in Syracuse, find my quilts, Too Much Chicken and Black & White Crayons and take a selfie and email it to me. It's always fun to put names to the faces of my readers.
ONE OTHER THING...
OMG, has it been hilarious the last week or so responding to customers who think my birds are paper pieced. I even put that in the description ".. these are NOT paper-pieced." I hear all the time about folks who see my quilts and quite confidently tell the people they are with, "Oh, that's paper pieced." It fries me up every time. NO NO NO NO! No paper!
Makes me want to make a quilt that says...
"I AM NOT PAPER PIECED!"
I wonder if anybody would believe it.
Man, I gotta get back in the studio real soon...