In the spring, Primitive Gatherings put out a challenge for Red and White Quilts. They are classic and look lovely. But red is such a strong color. I am always afraid it will bleed onto the other fabrics. It did in a flannel flag quilt I made about 10 years ago. I was so disappointed.
At the time of the announcement, I needed a challenge that wasn’t work related so signed up. Deadline is October, so I should have time. I found a pattern that I liked in a book on one block quilts. I messaged another blogger who makes a red and white quilt every year for tips, and she kindly replied. I bought the fabric, washed it, and then changed my mind to a different pattern. Hopefully I bought enough white for it to still work.
The new pattern I chose is from the book Treasure Hunt by Linda Collins and Leah Zieber. They made a quilt called Minuet in a butterscotch and cream color. It has a pieced center section with a toile border. On the last page of the section, they show the antique quilt which was the inspiration for their design. It was a red and white quilt but no border.
The blocks are on point with a white square separating them. This gives an idea of what it will look like when complete.
Glad I took a picture – noticed the one block with an error and was able to fix it right away. Since I won’t have the border, I am not sure how many I will need to make. From another angle, the first 25 blocks.
This has been fun to make and coming together pretty nicely. The block finishes at 4 1/2″ so once again working with 1 1/8″ pieces of fabric. Nice chance to listen to some audio books and podcasts as well.