Red, White and Black

Red, White and Black, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

Not my usual colors! I am making a small bag and wanted to use colors that I know the recipient loves.

I was surprised at how many great red and black fabrics I had in my stash. Mostly small pieces, but when you are only cutting 1 1/2" squares, it doesn't take much! But the fabric that clinched the project was the black and white butterfly fabric I found at Hobby Lobby.

Variegated threads
How pleased I was to also find some nice variegated threads to match!

Red, White and Black Bag Sketch
I did a little sketch of the project in my journal. It's not nearly as big as my green bag, but should be just right for the recipient!

Woodland Quilt sketch
I've also been thinking about a new large project. Ever since I finished the Bunnies and Bluebirds bag, I've been thinking about doing a small quilt using a similar design. Something tactile and cozy to snuggle up with on cold evenings. Something functional that's not meant to be hung on a wall and observed from a distance, but rather something to be experienced! I'm thinking forested borders, bunnies and bluebirds, a few hearts and corners with four seasons of trees. The blocks will be pieced like the green bag and have lots of texture and stitching. The block borders will have vining leaves.

Can't wait to get started ~ after I catch up on a few unfinished projects!


Anonymous said…
I love the red/white/black, lots of punch and sometimes a change from the norm is good. I really appreciate seeing your sketches. Two projects to look forward to completion will be fun for all of us to see:):) Mary
That red/white/black combo makes my heart RACE, a sqeal escapes my lips, Inspiration raises to the top and begs to be released!!
Gosh I LOVE it.
Gerry Krueger said…
Oh boy more bunnies.... The bags will be cool ...Doing totes is on my list........oh the list... Gerry
Susan Elliott said…
I like the design on that rwb bag and I can't wait for you to dive into your quilt...bunnies and can you go wrong?
Marty52 said…
Love the black, red & white color scheme, Lisa! The sketch of your new project is really nice... looks like your new direction in quilting is working for you!
Rachel said…
Interesting, isn't it, that the more we blog, the more inspiration we find of things to do and things to blog about!

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