As it turns out, despite being a city full of rainbow-hued houses, it is not easy to find houses painted true red in New Orleans. There are lots of variations on a color that's somewhere between cooked shrimp and terra cotta. There are also variations on the color burgundy. There's just not much in the way of red. I will have be be creative to continue with the New Orleans House Project!
My first red "house" is a little different. This is the home of the David Crockett Fire Company, the oldest continuously operated volunteer fire company in the country (since 1841). The firehouse is now a museum, although it does house some antique fire equipment. It's located in a small community across the Mississippi River from New Orleans proper.
It was no problem to design a very red happy, scrappy house this week. I recently used the red batik as a quilt border, and the scraps just sang out to me to put them in a house! The cow jumping over the moon fabric goes back about 20 years; I've just about used every scrap of it.
I had to clean up last month's teal/aqua/turquoise fabrics before I could cut loose with the color red. I had these spool blocks already cut, so they were easy to finish.
I forgot to play along with Bonnie Hunter's link-up for showing off one's leader-ender spools. Here's my current stash, about 200 spool blocks. I plan to keep making them through the end of this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
And speaking of Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I'll be linking up with other challenge participants over at Angela's blog. Please join us for some scrappy red quilt inspiration!