Wednesday, September 15, 2010

red and white do not always make pink

Title:  Little Red Hen Quilt
Size:  Approx. 30 inches square
Fabrics:  Snow and Tomato (Kona Cotton)

When I first designed this quilt I was having a love affair with wonky stars.  I even have a row of them cascading down the back of my zig zag quilt.  This design is simple, and the construction was even simpler.

I didn't prewash any of the fabrics so I was really worried when it was time to throw the quilt into the washer.  For good measure I also threw in a Color Catcher sheet to prevent discoloring.  It turns out I had worried for nothing. A half an hour later I opened up the washer to find that the sheet had not picked up any stray dye!  Phooey!  I guess it does attest to the superior quality of Robert Kaufman fabrics, though.

Anyway, I'm really happy about the results.  It feels really good to see a simple sketch on graph paper turn into an actual quilt. 

My favorite part of the quilt is the little touches of red on the binding.  It reminds me of striped calf-high athletic socks.


  1. Love this quilt! Red and white is my favorite combo. And the little guy in your header is adorable!!