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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Ladies in Red

I had a lot of fun making this quilt!  As I was working on it, the lyrics in the chorus of "The Lady in Red"  kept running through my mind - the Xavier Cugat version as performed by Ricky Ricardo, not the one by Chris De Burgh...
Oh! the lady in red, the fellows are crazy
For the lady in red.
she's a bit gaudy, but laudy,
What a personality....

This quilt is my entry for the Red and White, Too quilt exhibit that was conceived by my friend and fellow guild member Carolyn (also known as Lady Scrapbag).  I wanted to do something other than a traditional pattern, yet I wanted to keep the design simple and quick - the center is appliqued from one  piece of  fabric!

The Red and White, Too exhibit will be at the Art Enables studio in Washington, DC, February 6-24.  There are approximately 40 quilts in the exhibit - I've seen some of the entries and they are gorgeous! 

You can read more background on my piece if you hop on over to Sew We Quilt - it's one of those featured in February's banner!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Congrats on such a lovely quilt, a BANNER quilt, if you will. :-)

  2. Congratulations Linda! I love this little quilt and so happy to see it on the banner. Wish I was in your area to see the R & W exhibit - post us photos.

  3. I love this ! Love that Ricky Ricardo was singing in your head too!

  4. Linda, congratulations, what a wonderful quilt! I just listened to a clip of "Lady in Red" ~ such fun! It's sure to be a highlight of your Red & White quilt show this month!

  5. I saw that on Sew We Quilt. And before I read whose quilt ist was, I knew it was yours. yep, the Xavier Cugat version is way better...


  6. Way to SEW RED! Many of us made red and white quilts last year. It's fun to be on the Banner at Sew We Quilt. Congrats!

  7. Lovely quilt Linda. Congratulations on being on the Sew We Quilt Banner.

  8. Hello Linda,
    congratulations your quilt is absolutly beautiful and unique.
    I do love red and white quilts too ☺
    Have a nice day, I come back soon, I´m following your blog.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

  9. Congratulations on your beautiful quilt I saw it over at Sew WE Quilt and really admired it and the work that you did.

  10. Congrats Linda on your birthday (belated but heartfelt) and also on being chosen for Madame Sam's February Banner. I've missed your blog--lost my link and just found it again--hooray!

    Gail :)

  11. Wow! I can't wait to see it in person!

  12. I like the banner and forgive me,happy belated Bday


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