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Here's the "Seeing Red" farmhouse quilt I started a week ago.  I finished hemming it last night.

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I used a number of leftover neutral fabrics from the White Star Quilt project, and threw red fabrics into the mix . . . just enough to See Red. 

When I started building the quilt, I tried, but I just couldn't handle too much red.  It's like going to a picnic and piling my plate high with good stuff.  Sometimes too much is just too much.  

Note: the previous 4 light airy farmhouse quilts sold so quickly, I am compelled to make more.  
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The butterfly fabric for the backing gives some color contrast without overdoing it.  

The light-hearted blocks feature 2 different neutral kitty-cats fabrics, 2 varieties of fish fabrics, and a delightfully deceptive low volume porcupine print.  I've been using those quirky fabrics over and over again in last year's farmhouse quilts.
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I'm totally addicted to making scrappy farmhouse quilts. 
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Today I started cutting a new quilt.  Fragments of purples on a gray and white field.  If it turns out pretty I'll post some photos.  If it turns out ugly, well then I'll have a new quilt for the upstairs north bedroom.  

Thank you for looking at my stuff.


 


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It's always fun to see your color vision play out in your quilts, Linda. Very nice!
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Well done, Linda!  Your determination and hard work are such an inspiration.  This is still fun for you, right?
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Hi Lori[wave]. Hi Mavis[wave]  I appreciate you gals.  Thank you for the encouragement. 

Quilting is a gift of quiet work I give to myself everyday if possible.  I love to sew. 

Fabric follows me home. 

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I agree with what Lori said. From your first pics I wasn't so sure I was going to like this one but seeing these pics I like it very much!

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21 red q on the bed.jpg  22 red q on the bed.jpg 

I took a couple photos on the bed, so you could see, a little red goes a long way.  


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Wow, Seeing Red, but not too much red, just right..  I had fun today, Linda, bought a dozen 1/2 yards, mostly neutrals.
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Wow, Seeing Red, but not too much red, just right..  I had fun today, Linda, bought a dozen 1/2 yards, mostly neutrals.
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Hi John[wave] 

So glad to hear your fabric shopping today was successful.  I know you will enjoy sewing with the neutrals.  Can't wait to see your next quilt. 

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Several years ago at a quilt retreat the theme was 40 shades of Red. Some very beautiful and surprising red quilts were mad. I did 40 shades of green and was very very happy with mine.  I love yours by the way.
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Linda, I love your quilt.  I love red and white -- those were my high school colors and that's why I made the red and white quilt shown in my avatar.

I can't keep up with you -- I can't even try very hard right now!  lol!

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Hi Jeanette [wave] I agree, red and white are great colors combination.  Thank you for your kind words.  I love your white and red quilt in your avatar.  I would enjoy seeing a larger photo of it.  

Hi HelenAnn [wave]  Hope you will show us your 40 shades of green quilt.  Sounds intriguing.   

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Linda, I think this photo will show up larger!  The different reds and whites (tone-on-tone fabrics) really do show up very well!  I'm really proud of this one, just wish I had it quilted.  My pain specialist is exploring implantation of a stimulator (similar to a pacemaker, but for pain, not for the heart).  I have to try something, I am really afraid of the pain meds -- I am being so careful with them that I frequently do not get the relief I need.  But I have to be careful with them.  Linda, hope you feel better soon.  Take care of yourself!
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Oh my gosh Jeanette, that is such a beautiful quilt.
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