Saturday, June 30, 2012

Washed, Pressed, and Ready!

Hello Everyone,

I may have mentioned that my daughter will be heading to college in August... so being the good quilting mom that I am,  I can't possibly send her without a college quilt.

The school colors are cherry red and white.


So I picked a nice selection of reds from my stash.  Funny when I was looking for cherry red, I kept finding more orangey reds and fuchsia.  Weird, I thought I had mostly cherry reds and I have A LOT of red in my stash.  This is what I came up with and I think they are pretty good.  

Yes, there is one orangey red there, but for what I have planned it should work fine.


Of course I couldn't go with just plain old white, I thought that would be too boring for her.  So, I did some more stash diving and came up breathing with the above black and white fabrics.  I might add more to give it more interest.

They are all washed, mostly because red is just notorious for bleeding.  Since I am pairing them with predominantly white fabrics this is definitely a concern.  I threw 2 Shout Color Catchers into the wash with the reds and they really took TONS of the red out.

Now I am ready to cut!  This one is going to be fun.  My own design and lots and lots of little squares.  But I only have about a 1.5 months to do it... eek!  

I need to run and put the pedal to the metal.... see you soon!


Until Next Time...

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11 comments:

My Life In Quilts said...

I can't wait to see this quilt! It sounds like it will have your usual fabulousness. Good luck on your class by the way.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you will have fun with this quilt I'm sure and I'm betting your daughter will love it. good luck to her in college.
Karen

Mimi said...

Looking forward to the developing story... love those black and white fabrics to go with those gorgeous reds, should add some interest to the quilt!!

Anya said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

Exuberant Color said...

Oh that will be a beauty I'm sure. I'm going to be working on a red quilt too. Maybe I need to give myself a deadline.

mascanlon said...

Oh now you have us all intrigued...looking forward to seeing what you have got in mind! I love seeing the before and after shots!

Monika said...

Hi Jackie,
I can´t wait to see what you are creating! The fabrics are yummy ;)

laurajane said...

Looking forward to the finished quilt.xx

Nifty Quilts said...

Looking forward to seeing these beauties all cut up and put together. Pedal to the metal!

Stephanie said...

Great fabrics and colors. Happy sewing. I asked my kids during their senior year if they wanted a graduation quilt. They said yes. Then they picked colors, pattern and I sewed. I gave myself their entire senior year to get it done.

Dorothy said...

Give her a box of Color Catchers to take with her if the school colours are red, she'll need them.

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