Red/Black/Gray Veterans quilts
Our quilters don't make a lot of red and black quilts so I've had this one, that Betsy made, for a long time. It had to wait for another one in a similar palette so I could pair them on the same backing.
Eventually this one came in and they were meant to be together. I decided on red thread which, for me, was a bold step on this quilt. But I thought it might be nice to bring red into the middle of the quilt to tie the border in better.
I think it was a good decision because I like the effect a lot!
You can't see the quilting on the first one at all but that was going to be the case no matter what I decided to do.
But the red also looks great on this hand dyed gray backing fabric. I hope that both piecers will be happy.
Only 2 more to finish before Tuesday. But today is ice dyeing day so there will be no quilting today!
8/13/2018 07:02:41 am
I really like the red thread on the gray quilt and it does tie the center in with the border like you said.
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