Walking home from the bank yesterday I saw a man in the most amazing red pants (a la The Sartorialist). Rich red with a weave that made them look almost plaid. One of those moments when I love city life.
And since I was walking, I had time to ponder, and I started thinking about my old ideas for an all red (or mostly red) quilt. I first saw an all-red Courthouse Steps quilt in a Kaffe Fassett book, but there wasn't quite enough contrast for me. Then I saw one I liked in American Patchwork & Quilting, but the contrast fabric was white and I didn't care for that either. I think a proper scrap quilt needs a critical mass of scraps and to that end I've been accumulating enough reds to warrant a second box on the shelf.
But what to do about the contrast?