Introducing “Red”

by Nicole
Today, I’d like to introduce you to “Red X.” I made Red with minimalism in mind. She is “shockingly sparse” – as Gwen Marston says in Minimal Quiltmaking – with just three colors: mostly gray and cream, with a touch of red. 

Red X Modern Quilt

Red was inspired from a block I made for the Improv with Intent challenge. For more on that, see this post here.
I made Red using the slice-and-insert technique, inserting a narrow strip of red through a pieced section of gray and cream.

Red X Modern Quilt_3

For the quilting, I echoed the X shape and added a bit of matchstick quilting. For more on the quilting, see this previous post here

Red X Modern Quilt_2

I couldn’t decide on whether to use cream or gray for the binding. So I used them both. For a tutorial on how to do matched binding, check out A Quilter’s Table

Red X Modern Quilt_4

Here’s a look at Red from the back. I love the contrast of the gray thread on the black fabric.

Red X Modern Quilt_Back

At 31″ by 40″, Red makes a nice sized wall quilt. Now to find the right wall for her to live…

Linking to Finish It Up Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict!

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Paige December 4, 2015 - 12:33 am

Nicole, that's two quilts in one! The back is just as striking. Nice work!

liz January 14, 2016 - 2:18 am

Agreed! love it!

Svetlana December 4, 2015 - 2:26 am

oh -my-goodness!!! It's perfect in every way!!! I totally have a wall that would be perfect for it 😉

Debbie December 4, 2015 - 4:51 am

I love Red X! Love the super sparseness, and of course, that matched binding! Thanks for the shout-out!

margaret December 4, 2015 - 6:05 am

this is so striking, will look lovely on the wall when you can find the right place for it

Miggsie December 4, 2015 - 7:08 am

I love everything about this quilt, Nicole – it is stunning!

Judy December 4, 2015 - 11:36 am

I love how the white/gray cuts the red x. The quilting is so good! The matched binding is perfect! Great finish!

cityhousestudio December 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm

This is fantastic! The minimal red is awesome, and your quilting is just perfect. Love what you've created here!

Barb December 4, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Your quilting is fabulous

Judy@Quilt Paradigm December 4, 2015 - 6:56 pm

Simply.Awesome! Beautifully done!

Marla aka YaYa December 4, 2015 - 10:16 pm

I love everything about "Red." Everything.

Marsha L December 5, 2015 - 3:41 am

WOW! I love it!

Marsha L December 5, 2015 - 3:44 am

And I just noticed that your binding matches the quilt. Just a fabulous piece!

Izzy December 5, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Wow Nicole – this is gorgeous! I just love minimalist quilts like this one. Yours is so striking and simple and clean! I love everything about this!

Mary December 6, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Absolutely fabulous!!

Mary December 7, 2015 - 4:29 am

She is gorgeous! The quilting and matched binding brings it home:-)

Diane December 7, 2015 - 4:55 am

Love this!

LethargicLass December 7, 2015 - 2:35 pm

I wouldn't have thought that this was something I would like, but I love it!

Miranda December 10, 2015 - 1:39 am

English paper piecing

Lynn December 11, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Love the bright red on the white and gray…but I have to say, I love the back just as much! Beautiful work!

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