I thought it might be nice to take a classic look and give it a 15-minutes of play twist...what do you say? Are you game?
I love the look of red and white quilts, so here's what I came up with for my block....
Here's how I made my blocks, using Victoria's phone book paper method:
|I began with a 6 1/4 inch square of phone book paper.|
|Placed my first piece of fabric...|
|Added my second selection and sewed them together. I continued adding fabric and when the block was covered I trimmed off the excess.|
|One block done.|
|Now comes the fun part, adding the slash..|
|Ready to add the white fabric. Note, I remove the paper backing at this point, before I add the white slash.|
|Sew the white fabric to one side.|
|I didn't want my slash to be that wide...|
|...so I placed the other red piece at an angle on the block and sewed it together.|
Looks like fun! I'll get right on it.
My grandmother taught me to use newspaper squares,(That was almost 50 years ago and newspaper was easier to get than a phone book)and to use strips of fabric. She called it a "string quilt". I really like using every bit of fabric that I can.
yep, except we are not using strings.. using found object scraps and using the paper as a way to control you size...
These will be lovely mary! rend and white!!! wahhooo!
very very nice!!!
Hermoso, me encantó.
ya enviaré el mío!!!
How exciting. I do so love red. I will make some this after noon or tomorrow, or whenever!
You have hit on a good idea there, Mary-Frances!
I was just talking to Helen about red fabric and teasing that I should come raid her stash.. now I've got a good reason to do it!
thanks mary frances~
Haha, that's awesome Jessica!
I forgot to mention what my inspiration was for this quilt...Victoria's post on all the red and white beauties at the quilt show in NYC! You must check it out...just gorgeous!
Have never seen this done before, do you have a picture of blocks put together?? It looks wonderful!
Hi Karen - I have a few ideas on how I would like to put this quilt together, but I'm going to wait until I've received my bee blocks before I do so...I'll post photos as soon as I can!
Looks like fun! I love that you chose red + white!
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