Sunday, November 7, 2010

Seeing Red!


Here's what's up on my wall today, with many thanks to Victoria and the wonderful gals over at 15 minutes play. Every few days, I receive a few of these lovely red blocks in the mail, as part of the 15 minutes quilting bee. The quilt is inspired by one in the book, Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again, by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.



Meanwhile, I've been painting the kitchen. It's been several years since I got out my painting overalls. I was looking at them today, thinking they might make a good inspiration for a quilt.



Before I started making quilts, I used to think a lot about paint colors. It's amazing how you can change a room with a gallon of paint.



These overalls have been with me for 40 years! See the lazy daisies at the top? I embroidered those one night in 1970, when I was waiting for my boyfriend to pick me up. There are more on the legs, but they're covered with paint.

Back to painting. It's almost finished!

18 comments:

Brenda said...

the red quilt is great so far. I don't know whether to be more impressed that you're painting the walls, or that you still fit into your painting overalls 40 years later!

Sujata said...

Nifty,

You have certainly convinced me to make a red quilt now1 As far as your overalls go, I am as amazed as Brenda!

YankeeQuilter said...

I only fit in the earrings I wore 40 years ago....maybe the socks...

The red quilt is wonderful! Amazing what a few minutes of play can create.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love this quilt and red is a favorite of mine. I am also impressed that you fit in those overalls after all that time...kudos to you girl!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I see some things in common with the red quilt and those overalls! a lot of this way and that way! ;-) happy painting and letter opening! EEK, that is a little squeal, because I will be seeing you soon.

Bonnie Hull said...

Cool...I was snoozing on that one or I'd have made you a couple of blocks...is the kitchen the reddish color on the front of the "bib"? You painted the kitchen and I put 3 coats of finish on the studio floor--HEY, when do we get to quit this and call it in?? xo

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, that red quilt is going to be really something! As for painting, I guess I can say, "you really get into your work!"

meli B said...

I just had lots of fun enjoying all the amazing photos of quilts you have made. Love your recycling. I've made one quilt from my husband's reject shirts and we all love it but you have taken the art a whole lot further. Great blog, thanks.

Em said...

I love that you pictured your painting outfit on the blog!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Serena said...

those are great!!

Magpie Sue said...

That red quilt is going to be lots of fun :- )

Sharon said...

Wow, those red blocks are very exciting! Lucky you!

And I'm with Yankee Quilter - I still can wear my earrings from high school - and they're back in fashion too!

ROZ said...

Red red red--it's great! And back to finish the painting--

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I have an apron like that from work (use to be a pre-school worker) and I used to tell the children I was collecting a rainbow :o)

Chris said...

We're overall buddies! Great daisies!

Grazia said...

it's a fantastic red quilt! Great!!!

Marit said...

Fantastic red blocks!

Exuberant Color said...

And you still fit in them 40 years later? Congratulations. I love the red blocks.