Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger Quilt Festival number two, Two Color Quilt

This quilt was inspired when my sister's guild held a challenge activity a couple of years ago to make red and white quilts.  There had been a fabulous exhibition of them and the pictures were fascinating.

Then a lifelong friend's son was getting married.  His new bride is a fashion designer, loves romantic styles and has developed a fine appreciation for hand made and sewn objects.  They live in New York City, so the urban influence on their lifestyle would not be neglected.  Thinking of a red and white quilt seemed logical, but then I saw their wedding registry included red and gray color schemes.

I wanted to make a bold statement, yet a traditional design and something they would be able to use.  I chose a traditional block, Jacob's Ladder, and came up with an original arrangement of the blocks.  The red fabric is a glowing print, and the gray is Kona cotton.  The back is a red roses on red print, a wide backing fabric.  It is 5x5 12 inch blocks plus two borders, about 80" square.  Even though I made 25 identical, two-color blocks, I did not get bored making this quilt.  I quilted it with red thread on my Jewel long arm.

I've entered this into the Blogger Quilt Festival as my second contribution.

Blogger Quilt Festival

Quilt festival once again!

Check the fabulous quilts on the quilt festival!

This quilt is made from blocks I received in the Bee Pieceful Flickr bee in 2010.  It took me a couple of years to decide the setting, make the rest of the parts and quilt it.  I now use it on my guest bed.  Thanks to all the ladies who participated in that bee.