Thursday, April 5, 2012

Black & White & Red all over

I saw a quilt in January that inspired me. It was made by Mike "Mac" McNamara and friends in California. They stitched together blocks of postage size pieces of red, white and blue. The final result was wonderful but I didn't take a picture of it. I wanted to make my own.

I've been thinking about it and decided mine would Black & White & Red all over, a tribute to newspapers. Mine won't be postage size pieces, many will be larger. But all will be scraps and it will be a  big quilt, like Mac's.

I've been pulling scraps from my stash for it. I pawed through the fabric donation pile at the last quilt meeting. Sewists* Fellow quiltmakers there probably thought I was nuts, they all know I've been downsizing. I only took pieces for this new quilt.

I got a bit started on it last week, as I was holed up in the hotel room again. Editing, sewing, editing, sewing. It's a good life!!

 *By the way, sewist is NOT a word. Really.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great so far! Yes, a tribute to newspapers is in order during these times. Can't we make "sewist" a word? How about "quiltest?"