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Color It Red

Hi Quilting Friends,

We’re excited to join the “Color It Red” blog hop, hosted by our friend Carol at “Just Let Me Quilt”! We hope that you’ll enjoy your visit today.

This month our focus is on “RED”! Red is a strong and energetic color, and it can represent strength, determination, passion, or desire. Physiologically, red increases metabolism rates in humans, and raises our blood pressure too. Red is emotionally intense.

We like to use red in our quilting projects because a quilt with some red is never boring! Here’s a slide show that features several of our quilts that include red fabrics:

  • Wild Wild West by Ms P Designs USA
  • Football SuperStars Quilt by Ms P Designs USA
  • Jumpin' Jungle Baby Quilt by Ms P Designs USA
  • Down on the Farm Quilt Pattern by Ms P Designs USA
  • Farm Kitchen Set by Ms P Designs USA
  • Pieces of Christmas by Ms P Designs USA
  • Christmas Hearts Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
  • Sharon's 4-patch Christmas quilt; Ms P Designs USA
  • Merry Mousy Christmas Tree Skirt 2018 by Ms P Designs USA
  • Christmas Wreath Miniature Quilt by Ms P Designs USA
  • Christmas Nutcracker Animals made by Susan (2017) from Ms P Designs USA
  • Sharon's Christmas 2017 Nutcracker Animals by Ms P Designs USA
  • For You With Love by Ms P Designs USA

My project for this blog hop is a pretty quilted pillow cover, made with our new “Star in a Heart” quilt block! Here’s a picture of the block that Susan made, featured in our “For You, With Love” quilt:

Heart by Ms P Designs USA

I had some black and white fabrics left over from my “Black and White Delight” quilt, along with a couple pieces of pretty red fabrics in my stash. I decided to make a fun throw pillow cover for Valentine’s day.

Star in Heart Pillow by Ms P Designs USA

The central block is only 15″ square, so I added some borders to enlarge the piece to cover my 20″ pillow form. A little quilting, and it was finished. Such a sweet addition to the winter decorations in our home!

The block pattern is available to purchase, right here. You can find the rest of the designs that are featured in our slide show at Ms P’s Pattern Shop.

Heart by Ms P Designs USA

UPDATE: The winner of our “Star in Heart” pattern giveaway is Dixie M. Congratulations!

Surprise! We’re offering a giveaway during the blog hop. Enter here for a chance to win a digital copy of the “Star in Heart” 15″ block pattern. Entries will be accepted until February 20. The winner will be notified via email by February 22.

We’re glad that you stopped by today, and we look forward to reading your sweet comments! Please visit the rest of the blogs on today’s list; links are provided below.

Happy quilting,


Links for February 18th

Ms P Designs USA You are here!

Podunk Pretties

DayBrook Designs

Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Bumbleberry Stitches

Sew Many Yarns

Karen’s Korner

Stitchin At Home

39 thoughts on “Color It Red

  1. Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

    I’m always looking for ways to use my scraps in my projects – from my postcards to quilts of all sizes.


  2. Love the multiple levels on your to you with love block. Seems to provide depth as well as interest. Most quilts benefit from a little red or a little gold. Thanks for sharing!


  3. The star in a heart design is fabulous! So glad I found hour site via the color it red blog hop. So what do I do with leftover fabric? I had leftover pink fabric from a Feb quilt and made table runner.


  4. I love the star in heart design. I sort my left over fabric by sizes. If I don’t have small pieces, I refold what is left and put it in my file cabinets on a file folder. That way, when I open the door, I can see what fabric I have for the next project.


  5. You always rock these blog hops with your creativity and this pillow is definitely a winner…love it! It would be perfect anytime to show someone our love. And that slideshow is why I get so much inspiration from you…thank you!


  6. What a cool heart block. The fabric choices really do make a dramatic difference. It really is fun to see all your fabulous projects!


  7. Gosh, truly a wonderful selection of quilts, but I am also liking that pillow, so clever how the middle is done I really like it. You two are amazing at all you get done, i wish I had half of that energy and spirit. 🙂


  8. Each scrap of fabric becomes a memorable part of another quilt-usually a Bonnie Hunter design. Thanks for sharing your heart design. I really like it.


  9. I like scrappy quilts so “leftover” fabric already has a purpose for me…..don’t always know exactly what that purpose will be, but it certainly won’t go to waste. I’m a bit too cheap to let that expensive fabric inch end up in the trash, lol. Thanks for sharing your cute heart!


  10. I love the design! As to what I do with leftover fabrics – My quilting friends and I get together with all of our scraps and exchange 🙂


  11. Great combination of stars & hearts! Also enjoyed seeing your slideshow with projects & some real spark – how I LOVE red. Any leftover fabrics from a large project get put into use in future projects as scrap quilts are a personal favorite. Thanks for joining in the hop & sharing your inspiration as well as creativity!


  12. Look at all those ‘red’ projects. Red sure adds piazza to any project. Love your black, white, and red pillow – that’s the best combination there is, I think.


  13. That’s a great pattern. I may have to buy that to use in a soldier quilt! Red is good for every quilt, it seems! =)


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