It was a very difficult quilt to photograph and also tricky to free-motion quilt. I think that red on red is almost as hard as black on black. The quilt looks darker on the bottom, but it's just the lighting. I tried photographing it without the overhead lights and that was worse. If I ever decide to enter it into a show that requires good photography, I will set it up in my "photography studio" in the garage. That has good lights that shine on it from the sides.
This section took me the longest. All those French Knots. The raised curves were made by using a double needle with a strip of cotton batting behind.
I had fun with these undulating tucks. They really stand out on this dark red silk. You can also see some of the free-motion quilting on the strip above. I wanted to use wool batting to make those circles pop, but none of the quilt shops near me had it. I could have gotten it online, but I was too impatient.
These are the same undulating tucks as the previous picture, but they don't stand out as much. Not sure why, maybe this silk was softer.
The quilt is 30 inches square, as they all will be, and is made entirely with Dupioni silk. Radically Red is my working title. I was going to call it "Totally Texture, Radically Red" (I love alliteration), but the group decided to call the show Totally Texture" so I will drop those first two words.