Monday, January 21, 2008

Red and Cream Double X

I started this quilt in 2003 in a swap of red/cream double x blocks on WASIQ. Then decided it would make a great gift for my brother in law whos favorite color is red. Commissioned the redwork by a very good friend. Took me FOUR YEARS To get this quilt to the finished stage and I just gave it to him this Christmas. HE LOVES IT!

Here is a close up of some of the redwork blocks, my brother in law is really into Comics by Marvel and DC. And star trek, Star wars, Spider man, Superman, Batman. And some animals and scenes of the pacific northwest , since he lives in seattle. The redworks were made by JoAnni from WASIQ, and I paid her in lots of fat quarters of vintage and aunt grace prints.

I backed it with a red marbely flannel on the back and used the scraps from the double x blocks to create a border around the outside edge. Hard to tell but the border is all scrappy strips. And I did a large meandering quilting on it. HE LOVES IT!

I think you can click on the pics to make them larger to see more detail.

Have a great Day!


1 comment:

Candi said...

Oh Robin, it's beautiful!!! You do such nice work:) BTW, what is a frog stitch? That's one I've heard but don't know what it is. lol Thanks