Just in time for the arrival of colder weather and more snow, my latest quilt finish is ready to keep us cozy. It's no secret that I love the colour red and scrappy quilts best, and this lap sized quilt is both!
Nothing like the colour red to warm things up and paired with white, it's a classic that fits so many seasons. This quilt was made with winter in mind though, which is why I backed it with a yummy red flannel. Extra cozy!
Increasing the love factor of this quilt (for me, anyways ;o), is the dotted dark chocolate fabric for the binding. Continuing with my success in machine binding, this one went smoothly despite my initial concerns that the flannel backing might trip me up (due to the extra thickness).
I'm totally impressed with being able to get good results with machine binding (which wasn't the case when I first tackled it a few years back and why I stuck with hand stitching the binding on my quilts - something I don't mind doing, but let's face it, sometimes it's just nice to have options ;o).
No surprises with my choice of quilting this time around. Quilting long loose curves in a grid is my favourite way to handle linear quilts because I like the contrast between curvy quilting and square blocks. Okay, the real reason is because it's fast and fun to stitch. ;o)
Well, yes, this is the second bento box quilt I've made in red and white. You caught me. Can you blame me, though? It's so good that one just wasn't enough. ;o)
If I'm not careful, this will be known as my signature block as I've made many, many projects using it (and I obviously have a special love when it is sewn in reds & whites). ;o) What can I say? I love a classic.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm linking up my latest finish with Amanda Jean and friends over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!