Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mini Quilt & Red & White

Today I finished a little mini quilt for the Habitat Auction coming up in April. It measures 10 1/4" x 12 1/2". It took me as long to select a border as it did to piece the top. After the two borders were attached (of course), I noticed the top four patch was turned the wrong way. I was about to rip when I saw the bottom four patch matched the top one. No ripping required!


Lori posted today about Taryn having her own red and white online quilt exhibit in honor of Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts in New York City. Here is my red and white quilt hanging on its quilt rack. My husband purchased this for me at an auction a few years ago. I love the circles that are quilted around the outer parts of the quilt.



21 comments:

Kathie said...

I love that little mini quilt , the border fabric is perfect
ah the red and white, well just perfect too!

very fun that you turned both blocks!
so easy for us to do that don't you think
I hope it raises a lot of money
If I was there I would bid on it, it would look great on my wall of little quilts I am building!
Kathie

Cathi said...

Your mini quilt is adorable!! The big red and white one? Stunning!

Carol said...

Love you little quilt...the border is fantastic!

*karendianne. said...

Your mini quilt is divinity!!! The border fabric is amazing and how sweet the way your four patches turned out. Magic.

Libby said...

Love your mini - the border fabric is just delicious. The sideways blocks do nothing but make the little quilt even more charming! So glad you didn't rip them out *s*

Barb said...

Your mini quilt is just soooo wonderful. Love the REd and White as well.

Stray Stitches said...

Your mini quilt is amazing. And your error looks like it was 'on purpose'. So glad you didn't rip it out.

Diane H said...

Fantastic mini - love the border!

Jeanne said...

Wow I love that little quilt -your border is *perfect*. And red and white quilts never get old do they - always look great. Nice work!

LC said...

I love that mini too. Makes me feel like making one!

Mary said...

This one's beautiful too. I have a red and white Irish Chain that my monm pieced for me years ago that's on my UFO list to finish this year.

Disaster Diva Debbie said...

Very cute little quilt! I love the border and the little four patches that have a mind of their own!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your mini quilt....and the red and white is stunning...

Connie said...

Your mini quilt is quite wonderful! Well done.
I've always wanted to make a red/white quilt like the one in the photo, it is a classic. Don't know if I'll ever get it made, but maybe, one day..........

Taryn said...

I love that mini quilt. Your border is great! I cannot get enough of all the red and white quilts. Thanks for adding yours to the online exhibit.

Judy S. said...

Cute quilt! Nice that you support Habitat also!

LuAnn said...

Cute little quilts. I love the red and white one. The border for your 4 patch is perfect!

Greenmare said...

i love that little quilt! and it would be just adorable even if the bottom one wasn't turned the same way. the red and white one is beautiful too!

bingo~bonnie said...

"no ripping required!" Love that :) your mini's colors are very rich looking...

Happy Weekend & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

julieQ said...

What a darling quilt for the auction! I like the border so much. Your red and white looks so crisp and pretty...very nice!

Quilter Kathy said...

Just love your mini, and the two blocks you turned for interest are perfect (see? no mistakes here!)
I really like the border print you chose too!