Following along with the Year of Red and White Challenges, I've made a red and white quilt!
This design is mine and was entered in Phase II of the challenges.
Let me know if you'd like it as a pattern.
The unique shape of the chevron is very popular and I've seen it constructed in several ways, but not like this. I wanted to minimize the number of seams and minimize the 'bias' edge handling.
Using a big square and cutting it on the diagonal both ways provides the triangle used for all rows except at the ends. In order to be efficient with the fabric, I've got a trick on creating those from within one of the larger cuts.
This is the lap size approx. 48"x60" hanging over our deck with a slight breeze.
Solid Red --three separate areas of the dark red, the top one is a heart with echoed once and then a scallop type fill in the background;
White with red circles -- This one probably detracts from the quilt more than I'd like it to, but the fabric had small white life saver type rings on it, so used that as inspiration. The parallel lines inbetween were a big tricky, but by the time I did the 2nd set I had a good system and was able to do the entire zig zag in one continuous line except for the inner round of each circle.
Red w/white feathers --fabric is so busy that you can't really see the quilting, but I did a big feather with pearls in the stem.
This will be at
1. the 22nd annual Spring Fling Quilt Show "Fronen Steppdecker" in Odessa (WA) Quilt Show April 25-26, 2014
2. the Krazy Horse Quilters Annual Show in Pendleton (OR) May 3-4, 2014
3. the Ferry Co. Piece 'n Pals Quilt Show Aug. 28-31, 2014. (UPDATE: A Blue Ribbon Winner from the Ferry Co. Fair and received a ribbon from WSQ - 2nd place).
4. WSQ-Spokane Quilt Show, Oct. 17-19, 2014.
Update: September 2014
This was shown at the Piece 'n Pals Quilt Show during the Ferry Co. Fair in late August 2014. It received a blue ribbon and the WSQ 2nd place ribbon.
This will be in the WSQ Spokane show in October.
I actually made another red/white quilt this year too. Find details about it at http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-challenge-done-two-ways.html It received the Judges Choice at the Piece 'n Pals Challenge.