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16 February 2009

Redwork Picnic Blanket

Mister Personality thought I'd hauled out the camera just to take his picture. Silly dog...

Red ain't my bag. I won a dozen red and white nine patch blocks in a drawing that someone else entered me in several years ago. It was a sweet thought and I set the blocks aside for a few years honestly intending to try my hand at making a red quilt. There was a repelling force field around the ziplock baggie though.

Eventually I just grabbed a red fabric from my stash and made setting squares and triangles and assembled a top. I took one look at the completed top and decided I'd never do anything more with it.

Recently, I dug through my NWFOs (never will finish objects) and saw this perfectly serviceable if quite ugly top. I added a red and white checked border, a white back, and tried my hand at machine quilting redwork.


It's still ugly. But now it can be used. I'll turn the backing around for a self-binding and add it to a picnic basket set up for the next wedding gift I need to prepare.


  1. Red is my favorite color so I think this one is a winner! It will be a lovely picnic blanket.

  2. LOL..you are so funny about this quilt. Its actually quite charming and I am sure the lucky couple that gets it will be thrilled.

  3. Well, how cool is that? It's a sweet little quilt!


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