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.