Shadow Play: Sneak Peeks

Happy Monday, Friends.  I hope you are doing well.   I worked on another quilt over the weekend, this time with Red Rooster’s Mango Tango fabrics:

Here is a sneak peek for you.  As you can see, the design is a little different from my usuals:

The red/gray/black combination turned to be very visually stimulating.  I can’t wait to show you the quilt in its entirety!!  Meanwhile, have a great week.  I am going to actually do some housework before plunging into another quilty to-do on my list.

Curious mind wants to know – are you a red/black or red/gray person?


20 thoughts on “Shadow Play: Sneak Peeks

  1. Wendy, I like any color — as long as it’s red. ;-) This new quilt looks like so much FUN!! I hope you will share about how you’re quilting those circles.

    Speaking of quilting… I FINALLY made peace with my BSR foot yesterday! I was practicing quilting on a marked line, going much more slowly than I have in the past. Also, I was using the Aurifil thread you recommended for the first time, because my local dealer is now carrying it. No thread breakage, no problems at all. Yippee!! But I set my stitch length to 1.6 on the recommendation of one of the ladies at the shop, and the stitches look a little small (I was quilting a feathered wreath design that I’d marked, not microquilting or anything like that). Can you please tell me what stitch length you use with Aurifil thread when you’re doing your magazine quilts?

    I’m looking forward to seeing this red/gray/black quilt when you’re able to show the whole thing!

    • Rebecca,

      I am doing a Snoopy dance in honor of your making peace with your BSR! ;) I am so proud of you for keeping at it.

      I normally use a stitch length of 1.8 — 1.6 is a bit on the short side, but I do use 1.6 or 1.7 when quilting with silk. Just thought I would throw that in just in case you ever quilt with silk.


  2. Actually….red/gray/black&white (sometimes needs a bit of the last for ‘sparkle’!)! Love those fabrics. Can see so many possibilities there. Am going through old magazines, bundling for recycling…..ugh! Hugs, D

  3. I Love The Fabric and I am liking red/specially black more and more. I cannot wait to see the finished project. Happy Week.

  4. I love the color combinations! I have a big container of black/white fat quarters that came from winning our fat quarter drawing at guild mtg (2 yrs in a row!) Just waiting for the perfect project for them…want it to be something special, because all the fabric will have come from my wonderful guild friends!

  5. Wendy — this is going to be beautiful (we can tell already)…. I love red and black — but there have been times when the red and gray mix well.

    Cheers !

  6. Definitely red and black! I like saturation in all the colors :*) I’m beginning to like gray more as I see it more often, but it’s still kind of tame for me. I do like it as it is here with the red/black of this fabric line. I think it actually helps soften the red and black, which white – the normal companion of red & black – does not do. Your sneak peek is wonderful – can’t wait to see more!

  7. I LOVE ,LOVE,Love, the combo of reds, blacks, whites, and grays, I have made four quilts of these combos. The fabrics you are using is great!! Can’t wait to see yours, also will be looking for the fabric line, at my quilt shops.

  8. Hi Wendy and everybody else, too! Love the new color mix. I am a red/black lover. Those are my two favorite colors. Sometime will you do the tute on how to make the big circles come out right?
    Thanks ever so much for sharing.

  9. I’m not, but red and black are my daughter-in-law’s favorite color combination — she has them all over her house. Plus she likes contemporary designs with an Asian flavor.

  10. Usually red and black but lately I’ve seen so much gray that it’s starting to grow on me!

    I may have come late to the party, but you quilt with your BSR? I really haven’t used mine much. Is there a post where this is discussed? Always up to learning!

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