Saturday, April 23, 2011
Here's my red and white sampler quilt.
Here's a sampler quilt that I made about 5 years ago. I was showing it at the first meeting of the Connecticut Mod Quilter's Guild recently and Jackie (of Canton Valley Quiltworks) took this photo. On my screen the red looks pretty dark, but it's red and white, including a little red toile. This quilt started when I learned how to make fast and easy half square triangles. I made a batch of them and thought this big tree would be fun. Next came the improvisational fan for the roots. The tree had to be set on point, so next came the applique triangles to make a square center medallion. The dots in the lower right are buttons. I call this kind of quilt a random sampler. Never a dull moment making one of these, and it's one of my favorites. Do you have a red and white quilt in the works, or on the horizon?