I haven’t been very active with the Small Quilt Talk Yahoo group this year. Too many other projects, I suppose. The challenge for December, was to make a small red and white quilt. I tried to ignore this challenge as well. But I love red and white quilts, and I thought it would be nice to make something quick this month….you know where this is going.
I grabbed some red and white and cut some HSTs. These finish at 1.5 inches and I used Die 50771 for my Accuquilt Studio cutter.
My inspiration was a Quilt of Valor that I made a couple years ago. I loved it so much, that I had a hard time parting with it! Piecing commenced.
I didn’t want it to be too square.
Wonky, but better. Time for a little quilting.
And a bit of binding.
Here is my inspiration quilt.The pattern is a very old one called Tree Everlasting. It measures about 60 inches by 72 inches.
I quilted a freehand grid in the “trees” and a feather in the white spaces. I got the feathers too close to the edge on one side!
This is how they should look! I need to remember not to quilt too close to the edge!
This backing fabric was purchased from Ikea a few years ago.
And this is where it hangs, above my fireplace. Here you can see it in context.
I debated washing this for the crinkle effect. Someday I will but I will enjoy it this way for now.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts, A Quilted Passion