Yesterday, I shared with you
my Double Dutch quilt from Martingale
's newest compilation book Fat-Quarter Favorites
, and today it is on to quilt 2 that I have in the book. And it's called Red Cross, and I think you can see right away, where it got it's name from!!!
Red Cross was a super fun quilt to design. I started out with a basic idea of wanting to take a large block and then just cut it up in different sizes but only using squares and rectangles. I played around for a bit until I came up with this and just loved the way it had a slight 3-d effect making the eyes move in and out of the block. And I especially loved the little plus sign in the center!!! The design uses 16 Fat Quarters and it really uses up practically the entire fat quarter, so not to many scraps created with this quilt :)
I obviously used an assortment of Red colored Fat Quarters in this quilt. And I love the way all of the shades of red blend together to make the design just pop!!! Prints that are red/white almost read as pink, but still look awesome next to those bold tomato reds. This is one that you can really have fun mixing and matching fat quarters with and burn through some of your Fat Quarter Stash!!! And of course, you don't have to use Red, I am already wanting to make a Purple Cross quilt ;) Or what about a Yellow Cross with a Navy Background, no one says you have to use white :)
When it came time to quilt, I wanted to emphasize the piecing all the more so I did single arches in all of the squares, and used red on the red piecing and white on the white piecing. I just love the way it makes each little bit of fabric pop and adds more piecing to the design then there actually is. So fun!!!
Double Dutch finishes at 74" square so it is a great size for wrapping up in and of course, would make an awesome picnic quilt!!! And it really does come together quick as you can chain piece all of the blocks!!! Just grab 16 Fat Quarters and a Background color and your ready for some fun!!
And that is Red Cross!!! I really do want to make this one again and hope you want to make it as well ;) And if you make your own Red Cross Quilt, I would love to see it!!! The pattern can be found in Fat-Quarter Favorites
(I have a few copies available in my Book Shop
that I will be happy to sign, just FYI :) and you can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org or add it to my flickr group here
or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc ;) I can't wait to see your Red Cross Quilts!!! (or whatever color you make them ;)
And I will be back tomorrow with my Third and final Quilt from Fat-Quarter Favorites
called How They Shine :)
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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It’s quite lovely and would be pretty in anyone’s favorite color!ReplyDelete
Right. And I mocked it up in a rainbow of colors the other day as well. That might have to get added to the list as well ;) So fun!!!Delete
Melissa, this quilt is so happy. I love REDReplyDelete
Thanks Rosemary ;) The red was indeed a lot of fun ;)Delete
Very pretty quilt! I always loved two color quilts and this one is so well balanced.ReplyDelete
Two colored quilts are great!!! And it uses up a big ol stack of fat quarters, double bonus :)Delete
That quilt is beautiful! I love the mix of reds.ReplyDelete
Thanks Judy. It really is fun how you don't have to stress about the shade of red, just stick it in and it all goes ;)Delete
A great red and white quilt - beautiful quilting!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Sigi!!!Delete