Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Red & White Tribute Quilt Update . . .

So the last time I blogged about my tribute quilt to the Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts Show, held in New York this spring, I was working on snowballs.

The Red and White Quilt show had several snowball quilts but two caught my eye,

this one, because I liked the border and LOVED the quilting. This was quilt 200 and hung in the interior bottom of Pavilion 5.

And this one,

see how the quilter took one 9 patch block and swapped the position of the red and white fabric to make that little interesting design in the top right part of the quilt. I just love that little something something. Not that I could EVER do anything like that, just a little out of my comfort zone. I would be too afraid everyone who looked at my quilt would say, "Did you notice Thelma made a mistake in her quilt!"

This is quilt 304 and hung in the exterior top of Pavilion 13.

Here's my snowball tribute quilt.

It finished at 24 1/2" x 27 1/2" and has 451 pieces with 3 " blocks.



Here's where I am right now, 4 mini quilts for a total of 1,640 pieces.

I need to change up some sizes on my next few quilts to give the impression of depth.

I know this project just must have some log cabin blocks and am thinking some little ones would maybe look good between some of the mini quilts.


This one finished at 2 5/8". I think it's an adorable block but am not sure I'm up for making 100 of them!
I would love to have this quilt done by the end of the month, yes THIS month. I'm not coming out and actually saying it's a goal, but it sure would be nice.

Here's what's next. . . .


a few of these school house blocks, I'm thinking mine need to be around 4 1/2 inches. Don't you just love the vintage feel of these blocks? This a block I don't see in new patterns at all, I think it's the perfect project to work on while I make up my mind about those log cabin blocks.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, it's going to be a typical July weekend here, which translates into meals of nothing but salads and sandwiches, it's too hot to cook! Thankfully it's never too hot to sew!!

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15 comments:

  1. Thelma,
    I am so impressed with your love of red and how well you do small pieces!! Can't wait to see the finished tribute quilt and I hope you add some of the small logcabin blocks to the quilt somewhere. G

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  2. Wow! Gorgeous red and white quilts. The only quilt I made to sell was a red and white school house similar to the one you posted. One day I will make one for myself ;-)

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  3. Have I told you how much I LOVE this???? I love the little switch-up on the snowball quilt - I don't think I would have noticed it if you wouldn't have pointed it out - but I like it!

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  4. I love watching this emerge. I can't believe that microscopic log cabin!!

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  5. Your red and white quilts are darling, Thelma.

    The one with the switched pieces is really speaking to me - I really like the idea of doing that. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I love how my eyes are drawn to the switched 9 patch. I think it looks planned, but I would be worried people thought I messed it up. :-)

    Your tribute quilt is looking good, Thelma! That log cabin block is the smallest block ever!! So cute! Did you paper piece it?

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  7. These red & white quilts are amazing ! What a wonderful tribute quilt this is going to make . Looking forward to seeing your Log abin blocks and schoolhouse blocks :-D

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  8. They all look great; can't wait to see the houses - one that's been on my list for too long now.

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  9. Thelma, you do such beautiful piecing. Love your red and white tribute so far. Look forward to seeing more of it.

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  10. I'm so impressed with all your little quilts. Can't wait to see what the end game will be with this one. How do you get such a small log cabin so perfect? I tried making a few truffet pin cushions and can't get those right! You are amazing with the same blocks. I've got to take some lessons from you!

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  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love following along on the red & white journey with you Thelma!

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  12. A friend of mine saw mention of that quilt show in the newspaper, immediately hopped on a plane, and flew to NY to see it. She says it was well worth the trip. I love red and white quilts.

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  13. Love what you're doing! Can't wait to see the completed quilt!!! Amazing :)

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  14. Thanks for showing these pictures! Your quilt is going to be amazing :-)

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  15. I saw that block right away in the R&W #304! I really liked that little pizazz! Your mini tribute collection is growing and each one of them are be-a-u-ti-ful! thelma- you are an inspiration! Fig Tree did an entire book a few years ago of just house quilts. There was one red and white one in there... not that any of them couldn't have been made in red and white!

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