Now I have never really liked the colour red. Maybe this is because as a child I had light auburn hair and red was not the best of colour choices for me. For me, red was a colour you decorated with at Christmas. When I worked the redwork stitcheries made so popular by Wendy Brigg, I used country colours.
Now I am not sure how it happened but I think it goes like this. I made a basket lattice quilt out of scrap fabrics and enjoyed making the quilt so much (loved the fact that when you join in the last piece the quilt top is finished) that I thought I'd make another one. But I didn't want it to be the same. I had lots of red scraps left over from doll making (Christmas) etc, so I decided to use them up.
This was the start, now I love the colour red, everything looks good in red. I even bought a little red T shirt last summer.
Last year Jan and I decide to have a red theme for Christmas and got together and each made a strippy quilt. We drafted up a pattern, bought the fabric, then changed our minds about the strip widths. This changed everything. There we were thinking we would get it cut out in a day and instead, we were driving to Wangaratta for more fabric.
Now when I buy fabric I head straight for the reds. I am going to make another red quilt this year. The plan was to start today and have one block made. But other things got in the way, so it looks like Saturday now!