Sunday, November 29, 2009

Seeing Red

I've been thinking about "red" a lot lately. First there was this post by Nicole that got me thinking about red shoes. Then, I kept hearing about a red scalloped cake plate at Target (from Elizabeth, Pam, Camille, and Pat just to name a few). Luckily I was able to pick one up after visiting only one store!

I've noticed a lot of red around my home as the Christmas quilts are being taken out of the chests and closets...


And...I've bound 6 quilts in the last ten days...all of which have red bindings on them!


They're not all Christmas quilts...the quilt above is one I'd used mostly Chocolat' by Moda for, but didn't ever purchase fabric for binding. I noticed the other day that the solid red tonal of Glace' matched perfectly...and now this quilt that's been sitting for over a year and half without a binding is getting bound!


I noticed that even the blocks I've been working on lately have red in them. Block 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery Block of the Month arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I finished it this weekend.




I also worked on finishing my December Schnibbles this weekend...and it has red in it too...but I can't share that until Tuesday!


Hope you have a wonderful week...see you on Tuesday!

45 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Lots of pretty things to look at !!!

Vickie E said...

for a second I was worried you were seeing 'red' for different reasons...glad it's quilt bindings !

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I loved seeing your beautiful red assortment.

little acorns said...

oh. . . ! That red tonal from the Glacé line is my favorite red fabric - ever. Wish I had more! Love all the Christmas-y pretties happening at your home!
xo, Bren

Julia said...

Love all your reds...for some reason, I'm leaning towards reds lately...must be the season!
Julia ♥

Terriaw said...

I love all those reds you discovered around your house. Cool cake plate too. I've always wanted one of them. How cool that you have so many red bindings. Your quilting projects look lovely!

Elizabeth said...

So many lovely things!! We'll have to start a cake plate club. It's cracking me up how many of us have them!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE red!! Can't have too much red you know. Love all the RED you have in your quilts and that cake plate......to die for!!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a lovely lot of 'eye candy'!! especially that cake plate, will have to check out our Target on the slight chance we will have one too!!

Nedra said...

Red is a power color. Usually when we are drawn to add more red in our lives, it can mean we would like more self power.
And to bind that many quilts in such a short time is awesome. You really are a prolific quilter!

CJ said...

RED is my fave color!! I was even near a Target yesterday but didn't go...dern and phooey! I would LOVE a cake stand like that one!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lots of pretty red Sherri!

Cara said...

So long as no bulls come around you are good!

Janet said...

What a lot of lovely red fabrics. I love red :0)

Barbara said...

Six quilts to put binding on in one week? And all red - what are the odds. I love all the red.

Deb said...

I agree with you totally Sherri, there is definitely something about red. mmmm

Carol said...

Love all your red! You are amazing...all that binding done...good for you! Lots of finishes...that's a very happy thing.

Stephanie said...

Pat Sloan snagged one of those cake plates too! Looks like you're ready for Christmas. I haven't even started the decorating yet.

Libby said...

Lovely! You do such amazing work! I love all your Moda!

Thelma said...

What lovely things, your photography blows me away! You remind me that I need to work on my presentation.

Kaaren said...

It's beginning to look a lot lije Christmas!

Lots of eye candy there, Sherri. Can't wait til Tuesday to see what you've come up with!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely post! It makes me look at my own house differently again. I guess I would have to go for pink, because there is hardly any red here. Maybe upstairs?

Cindy said...

Your post today has SO much I just love about it. I'm doing the Fat Quarter Shop Glace BOM, I LOVE the Chocolat line of fabrics (I have a small drawer solely devoted to any Chocolat(s) I have left, and last, but not least, I have done the "Litlle Quilt" that you show with Santas and trees (it was done for our daughter a few years back).

Red........it's just "there".

Cindy said...

Love red! You're making me want to go to Target for one of those cake stands!

quiltycat said...

Red is always a good idea! So many nice things to share with us!
nichi

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed my visit..lots of wonderful eye candy...love it all!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your home!!
I also love red, not as much as pink but a close second! I love all your wonderful quilts and projects so much fun to look at! Thanks for sharing!

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Just wanted to pop over and say I posted my picnic yesterday.
Thanks
Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

P.S. I like all the red. :o}

onlymehere said...

I gravitate towards the maroonish reds and burgundy. Your reds are beautiful and the red binding appears to be perfect!

Shasta said...

Red is a beautiful color - so nice and cheery! Your projects are beautiful - and very productive - that's a lot of bindings, and finished products all at once.

Dawn said...

I like this kind of "seeing red"!

~Jess said...

I love the Christmas quilt in the second picture, the one on the top...where is the pattern from?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the dish. I wish I could get one. Seriously I've looked! Red is my favorite. Love your quilts/binding.

Carrie P. said...

So many pretty things in your home. I love the Moda reds for sure. That is a lot of binding going on.

kate spain said...

I nearly fell off my chair laughing when i saw your post! That cake plate sure has made a lot of us happy! Seriously though, i love all those shades of red, and your blocks are beautiful.

Material Mary said...

I like seeing red. The quilts look really fun and festive and I love the cake platter.
Mary

Sew Unique Creations said...

I love reds! I really love that old Chocolate line of fabric also - wish they would reprint that one!

Allyson said...

You binded SIX quilts??? I bow down to you...you are a binding superstar!

Loved the little tour of red. Have a good week!

Marianne said...

I love red!!! I must make a trip to Target tomorrow. So many bindings...
wanna come to my house?

Ariane said...

Hi Sherri, I love your red cake stand it looks amazing. Your Christmas display looks great too. I wanted to let you know that my computer is not working righ now. But I did manage to get my Picnic quilt top done. I tried to email you but I couln't get it to work. I have my pictures in my flickr account.

www.flickr.com/photos/arianescrafts/

You can copy it from there. Sorry about not emailing the link. I just can't do it from my kids PS3. That's what I'm using to get online.

Hugs Ariane

Thimbleanna said...

RED! Everything looks beautiful! And it is that RED time of year after all!!!

joanna said...

You gals are killing me with the Target items. I never get to spend enough time in there to find half of this stuff!
Love the spelling of your daughter's name... Chelsi. Very pretty.

Sending you goodies tomorrow.

Joanna

kjquilts said...

I love red too! My November Schnibble is ready, I posted about it today. Can't wait to see the others.

Sharrieboberry said...

Binding! That's a lot of binding! I really dislike doing binding which is funny because it means you're almost done, right?

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So many pretty things-love the red!