Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ye've Plundered My Heart(with apologies to Sue Hillis)

On Sunday I started cutting out all the different red fabrics I've been gathering up for the past year or so, one fat 1/4 here, one fat 1/4 there and I ended up with a pile of 4 inch squares and some 4 1/2 or 5 inch strips. Not sure exactly what I'm going to do with the strips. I'm thinking maybe a pillow or two. Or if I don't have enough squares I can cut them up for more. Yes I'm aware that some of the reds clash, I was just buying the odd red fat 1/4 not really paying attention to the reds actually matching, if they don't work in this quilt I'll find another use for them, really. The fabric will not go to waste! Once my wrist feels a little better after the hours of rotary cutting I'll tackle my white fabrics. I have some skull and cross bone fabrics in red, black and gray and the intention was to sneak the odd block in on the quilt, hence the quilt name, "Ye've Plundered My Heart" totally ripped off from the Sue Hillis cross stitch design of the same name. I may still add one sneaky skull block just to add some quirkiness to the top but I'm thinking that the skull and cross bone fabrics might be good for the back of the quilt. I can pick up more between now and when I get to that point so I might just have a patchwork work back of assorted skulls. Yeah, I'm 12, OK.


In the cross stitch department I started The Primitive Needle's Salem Remembered:

And from the Island of UFOs I picked up Sonne Spotte. Sorry the picture isn't any better. Next time I'll just focus on the area of stitching I'm focused on.



That's it from here. Next time maybe a quilt top, or not!


12 comments:

Margaret said...

What fun! I think a pirate theme on the back (and maybe one snuck in on the front) would be fun! Lovely reds! And I love Sonne Spotte -- another one in my todo pile. Sigh. Nice start too. :D

KsMaryLou said...

Melissa, I was once told by a quilting teacher that "all reds can go together" so don't get to hung up on matching. You want some depth and interest to your design so just have fun mixing things up. I sure wish I'd known you were going to be on a red kick when I thinned out my fabric stash awhile back. :(

Myrna said...

Your quilt sounds like great fun. I think a skull square would e great tucked somewhere on the front.

Don't ever grow up... I hear it's no fun! LOL

Nancy said...

Should make for a very colorful fun quilt! I like the skull fabric for the backing. Will watch this space for an update!

Kim said...

For the record...reds don't clash! ;o) Can't wait to see your quilt! And why'dya have to go and mention Sonne Spotte? UGH!

Rachel S said...

I love the reds. They look great.

Brigitte said...

Great new fabrics. Red is my favourite colour and I have never aseen reds that don't go together. In quilts everything is possible. That red quilt will be fun, I'm sure.
Great start on Salem Remembered.

Dona said...

Your reds really are beautiful, and I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together.

Salem Remembered is a great design and so is your start on it!

Garden Girl said...

Ooooh, such pretty red fabrics, Melissa. And I love the idea of a pirate here and there.
You've got some great starts in Sonne Spotte and Salem, too!

Anna van Schurman said...

I've got some skull fabrics I can send you 4 inch squares of. Just let me know. I'm happy to contribute!

Michelle said...

Oh I love the red fabrics - and I definitely think they all go together...it's good to have some variation in your reds. Can't wait to see more!

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