Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Red!


 I finished the Scrappy Red Trips top this week.  



Scrappy Red Trips 60" x 72"




It was an experiment to see if I could use all reds in a quilt.  



Can't say I'm all that fond of it.  

But it got me thinking about other red quilts I've made.  I was surprised to see how many!



The first one was made in a class with Kaffe Fassett in about 2006. 



I made this from the scraps of the Kaffe quilt later that year.



This was inspired by the large print that I found at Goodwill.  I think it was made in about 2007.




This one was inspired by a quilt on the cover of the book, Georgia Quilts, in about 2008.



I made this one in a class with Freddy Moran in 2010.  The basket block is in the book, Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again, by Gwen Marsten and Freddy Moran.




I made "Eyelashes" in 2010, with a pattern in Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilt Romance.




This was made in 2010 with some gals over at the 15 minutes play blog.  
It's inspired by one called "Red Sticks" in Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again.

Hmm, will I ever get tired of red?  Maybe.



68 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...
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Marge said...

Many thanks for sharing your red quilts. I, too, follow Freddy Moran's belief that "Red is a neutral"!i

Exuberant Color said...

I don't think you will ever get tired of red. When I think of you and your quilts, I always think red.

Julierose said...

I really like that all red "Trips" quilt a lot!! So vibrant!! Julierose

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Red Quilt Heaven here today!! Thank you.

Leeann said...

They new quilt is lovely but I think I like the 2nd one with the little bit of turquoise best.
If you feel the Scrappy Trip is too red, you could use a contrasting thread for quilting, maybe even a thick hand embroidery thread hand quilted with large stitches.

Deborah said...

I love red quilts! How fun to see these all together. Stunning!

felice said...

I absolutely love your red scrappy trip along quilt! I think it may be my favorite scrappy trip of all! Gorgeous!

audrey said...

Wow! Your new one is very saturated isn't it? I like how you played with the value in it to make it have movement. So many gorgeous red quilts all under one roof! I adore the one with the Goodwill print esp.--very inspirational.:)

jovaliquilts said...

I like it! It's like an incredibly interesting tone on tone fabric. Put it on a bed or over the back of a couch with some red and turquoise pillows.

Chris said...

So, all reds DO go together - beautiful! But if you're not fond of it...maybe applique? borders? add ???

fiberchick said...

I like the intensity of this one... Its kind of in your face! "Yo I'm red- you got a problem with that?" If quilts could talk...

Candace said...

I think focusing on a color on the scrappy trip around the world way a wonderful idea. It turned out beautiful! Thanks for showing us all of you other fabulous red quilts too!

Helen said...

I am wondering why you are not fond of your Red Trips. Maybe you need to rest your eyes a bit....then you will love it as much as I do!

roccagal said...

LUV ALL YOUR RED QUILTS!!!!

smazoochie said...

No, I don't think you'll tire of red.
I think the Red Trip just needs a chance to grow on you. Especial favorites from the rest: tulips, eyelashes & baskets. Quite am oeuvre!

Jackie said...

I Love it!! If you aren't that fond of this quilt... there is a home here! I can't believe the eyelash quilt was that long ago!!

giddy99 said...

Love the Scrappy Red Trips AND the Red Sticks, especially - those are my two favorites!

Julie Fukuda said...

I guess it is pretty clear where you got all those red scraps!

regan said...

....Get tired of Red???? Not a chance!! These are all gorgeous, and I really like the scrappy trips quilt! Maybe you just need to put it away for a while.....I'll bet the next time you see it, you'll love it! Cuz it's fabulous!

Karen said...

These are all amazing - but your red trip quilt is beautiful :).

Em said...

I always think of you when I see a red quilt. U r amazing, LeeAan! So much beauty and happy!!!

Venus de Hilo said...

LOVE your red scrappy trips! So intense and fabulous. As are all the others, too.

Meredith said...

Just wondering when I read your post what would a quilt made by you look like if it had to be all neutrals. Color wheel neutrals. Not red is a neutral quote. LOL.

Sorry that was off topic. I am glad you are please with the quilts you have created. I hope they all have a label.

Mary said...

Get tired of red? I hope not...not ever! I love the red in the pickle-dish...really makes a statement!

Magpie Sue said...

I'm a fan of your red scrappy trips too. I've been thinking about an all red version of my own ever since you first mentioned it. Still cutting other strips for the time being though!

Debra said...

Couldn't pick my favourite of your red quilts they are all fabulous. I love how your trip around the world has turned out, maybe it will grow on you. Makes me want to make one as well! How lucky you are to have done a class with Freddy Moran I have her books and love her quilts and colour theory. Thanks for such an inspirational post.

Janet said...

Oh my, excuse me dribbling all over the place. You can naver have enough redand those are some of my favourite quilts of yours.

homeschooled said...

What beautiful quilts!!! I love red!
And you have done so many.

Quilteuse Forever said...

You really have the gift to work with all kinds of reds, please do not stop! I love them all.
For your new one, I like all the little sparkles with dots and flowers but I imagine you may want to make a contrast with a special border... to be invented!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Gorgeous red quilt! Thanks for showing all your past red quilts, very inspiring!

Jodi said...

Holy crap! They are ALL beautiful! And it looks like your experiment was successful in making an all red scrappy trip!

Kathie said...

OMG I just want to pull off all the red fabrics I own and start playing! wow. Love the latest addition to the family :) you could just send it here I promise to always treasure it!
you always inspire me
yup red is a neutral
Kathie

Cathy said...

Woweee, I'm loving all your red quilts! I don't think I've made any, but after seeing yours, I think I am going to have to remedy that. Red Love. xo

Barb said...

Mind = blown!
It was so fabulous to see your red quilts. I hadn't seen the nine patch and I'm gob smacked! wonderful
thanks for the firey inspiration!!!

Sujata Shah said...

I Love them all! You have mastered the art of working with red. It is such a treat to come to this place and have a visual party. Every single time!

Marie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love your scrappy red. The second one that you showed is a fave too.

Kim said...

I'm with Barb...fabulous!
Every quilt is a visual delight.

Nicely done! I love red :0)

Happy Sewing

Nicky said...

My youngest daughter is a redaholic she would love all of these!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

These are fabulous quilts, all of them! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

Marit said...

So fun to see all the red quilts in one post! So many of my favorites together ; )
Congratulations on finishing the monochrome scrappy trip top. Once it's finished it will be in good company!

Pam said...

Your new quilt is wonderful (just like all the rest). I predict it will grow on you and become a favorite.

mamifleur said...

Wonderful quilts !

Rachaeldaisy said...

Red is your colour!!! What a treat to see all your red quilts. Your red scrappy trips glows with beauty!!

Teodo said...

I love "the red" and all the quilts with this color.
ciao ciao

Pam said...

I love the red scrappy trip, but it would be nice to have a little blue and lime green to break it up... maybe you can slice it and add some pieces of other colors! Your red quilts are fab!
Pam

Sharon said...

Stunning. Just stunning. I can't think of anything else. You are so talented and unique, I see your work in a museum someday a la gees bend

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning. You are so clever. What beautiful quilts. There isn't one that I would love to have myself - All great!

Carla said...

Each and every one is so great! Thanks for sharing them all with us. At MQG this month, our president brought a red Scrappy Trip quilt she had just made that is very similar to yours...love them both!

JaneB said...

LOVE RED!! this is a wonderful and inspiring quilt show.Thanks.

Carol E. said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE your red trip. I think I know what you are feeling, though. I made a top of reds and felt like it made my mouth pucker -- too red! But I thnk I actually like it, and will have it back from the machine quilter soon. You'll see it (eventually) at my blog. What really makes your red trips sparkle is that little humble white floral that pops throughout. I just love it.

patty a. said...

The red scrappy trip quilt is great! I love all your red quilts! I need to go home and make one now!

Jane said...

Love the scrappy red trip! Thanks for sharing your other red quilts. They are stunning!

Sherri said...

WOW!!! I am loving the red trips, it is beautiful! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Every Stitch said...

Congratulations on your scrappy red finish - absolutely gorgeous! love al l those red quilts! I have just discovered your blog and am a new follower :0
Hilda

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow, great red quilts! Especially I love the one you made with scraps of Kaffe Fassett's fabrics!

electricdunce said...

I think you have saved my life 1 Yesterday I somehow managed to sabotage my computer and lose every picture on it. Your red quilts are such a vision, they are so lively, the Georgia tulips is magical...

Karin

Kathy C said...

Love love your red quilts.

L E Antwis said...

They are ALL great!!! and such variety over the years!
Linda NZ
Kokaquilts@gmail.com

Kimme said...

Love all of your red quilts! They are all beautiful and such vibrancy! Thank you so much for sharing its made my day.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

I was just thinking that your red scrappy trips quilt is my favorite of the many I have seen. I'll never tire of red!

Magpie Sue said...

Ha! Reminds me of tomato soup! Warms you up just to look at it.
:- )

meli B said...

I love the reds in your quilts. I think you might have even more that you haven't even put in this post. The first one from Kaffe was also one of my first quilts. Mine is more autumn colours and it's a favourite. I think Kaffe Fassett has been a huge inspiration for many quilters. He certainly got me going in the early days.

Angie said...

Wow, you have made some GORGEOUS red quilts!! They're fabulous!

Andrea said...

Of all the scrappy trips I've seen online, this is my favorite! Love it!

meli B said...

I just like the way your work is continually evolving as you experiment and are influenced by the things you see and the people you meet. It's always a joy visiting your blog.

Lorene Holbrook said...

oh my goodness! Just saw your red scrappy trip! I LOVE IT!!!!! great job!!!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am so glad that someone pinned a quilt from this blog post! I have signed up for your emails - do not want to miss a thing! (I am also a fan of Freddie and of RED!)