Friday, December 05, 2014

Red, White and Blue

Yesterday I had a small window of opportunity between customer’s quilts to quilt one of our twenty something quilt tops.

RWB at front doorIMG_1515_1

There’s a story to this wee quilt. About 10 years ago I attended a Calling all Quilts Day in Hamilton. I bought a bag of blocks from the Trash and Treasure stall. These blocks matured in a cool dark place until July last year when Peggy pulled them out and made them into this very cute top. The outer border bandana type fabric was purchased in Texas when we visited in 2006.

Feathers aplenty across this top:

RWB croppedIMG_1509_1

RWB centreIMG_1511_1

With that whole Red, white and blue theme a few stars seemed right for the borders:

RWB stars in borderIMG_1512_1

Looks like a quilt for an all American boy doesn’t it?

The block is super simple to make. It’s called a shaded Four Patch or Trail to Treadleonia.It can be set in all sorts of ways. A marvellous way to use up scraps. The link I have given shows a way to make these blocks quickly.



  1. very nice quilt, I too have fabrics maturing in a cupboard!

  2. Turned out well, that door is a fabulous spot for photos. I have a cool dark cupboard for maturing quilts also.

  3. This is a wonderful quilt for a little one. I really like how you set the blocks together and quilted it. Great job!

  4. One of twenty, that sounds about right! Yep, here too. You and Bertha sure do work well together! Love the layers of feathers layout the two of you did on this little guy with stars in the border, perfect! Well done!

  5. This is a lovely quilt Linda, I like houw you have quilted it. Thank you for the link too... interesting; we came across this technique at Quilt Market in Pittsburg this year and understood the lady of the stall had invented this technique... looks like it's been around longer than that!


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