|Pattern: Treasures From Holland|
Petra Prins / Quilt Mania
I've been using lots of red...on the walls and in my quilts.
Seemed the perfect time to finish Little Red.
I posted about it last February, (seems like only last month)... I had completed the top and was considering backings and bindings. It sat for a while until it spoke to me and a comfortable decision was made.
I ended up using a conversational print shown in the pictures below as the backing. I used the floral stripe from the sashing for binding.
It is machine pieced and hand quilted.
I used Quilters Dream Cotton and I think it is a little too heavy for my taste. I'm going back to Fairfield Blue Ribbon on future projects.
|Little Red Back with sewing aids|
Since I'm on a red kick, I went through some of the sewing goodies looking for red.
Sewing Roll - Leather, silk tie about 3"
Ivory wool interior.
Pin Ball - Red wool, black silk with rick rack trim and hanger. Did you know rick rack (spellings vary) dates back to the 1800's?
Sweet grass and red velvet pin cushion
|2" x 4" Shaker Sewing Roll|
If you like your red more discreet - how about this Shaker sewing roll?
See the red peeking out along the edge?
Amazing what can be packed inside this little beauty.
The inside is lined in beautiful red silk fabric.
Wool pages are embroidered for storing pins and needles.
Three sewn leather pockets store needles.
The 'box' portion holds a thimble and thread spools.
The other end of the roll has a pocket and scissor sheath.
Note the separate lid that snaps over the box area.
I have a few of these in various style I'll share in future posts.
I have the tape loom threaded and have about two feet of tape woven. Of course I am using some red threads.
I am learning about tension, speed and pattern! Also reading about tape and loom history.
I will have enough to bind a small doll quilt...someday.
I am working on a longer post about tapes and the looms.
Are you working with anything red this week? It has me thinking about the holidays!
Have a great weekend!!