Friday, May 23, 2008

Two colours and some cookies...

Just a really quick post to share with you the fabrics I'm planning on using in Nicole's 2-colour quilt challenge. Like Nicole, I'm going to use red..but my second colour will be cream. I'm hoping the combination will be luxurious and rich feeling as oppose to really fresh, which I think I would get if I used white. I plan to use a very traditional pattern ..Irish Chain with the reds being the chain. I'm also planning to machine quilt part of it and hand quilt in the open spaces. I can't wait to start slicing into the fabric and with half-term being next week I might just get the chance.

Apart from playing with fabrics, and emerging from the dust from the extension, I just had to try THIS recipe that ChookyBlue recommended on her blog earlier this week. She's a bad influence...but I love trying all these new recipes.


11 comments:

Gina said...

I love the reds you are using.

love and hugs xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

that's a great recipe from Kris......and I love being blamed for being a BAD influence twice in one week........lol.........love it.....

Lynda said...

I must admit, I really like cream in quilts rather than white. White can look fresh, but it can also look a bit startling. Your quilt will look luxurious, with the reds you've chosen!

Libby said...

I just love the red/cream combination . . . can't wait to see your top.

Camille said...

So glad you stopped by and said hello! And after stopping by your blog, I feel like I need to run to my sewing machine! And I"m hungry at the same time... great pictures!

Cara said...

I'm doing and Irish Chain for the two colour challenge too! :)
It is so classic, warm yet elegent in two colours. I think the reds and creams will look fantastic.

Sarah Jayne said...

I think the red and cream will look great.

VerrySherry said...

love that combo if creme and red--it can be so stunning. In fact, just this morning I decided to do one for an impending babe who's mom just bought some red furniture. It is a classic and lovely look...looking forward to yours!

Lea said...

Oh, Jane.... I love your choice of fabrics. It's very rich and lovely.
and those cookies!!!! Looks so yummy,I need to try this recipe!:-D

Dandelion Quilts said...

Both look yummy to me! Happy quilting.

Wendy said...

I love two colour quilts. I'm just in the middle of a double Irish chain in red and beige. The cookies look really good.