Sunday, March 27, 2011

Virtual Red and White Quilt Show

Hello everyone! I wanted to share this red and white quilt that I am entering in a virtual quilt show through Taryn's blog, Reproduction and Antique Quilt Lover. I ran across her blog and thought it was a wonderful idea to have a virtual red and white quilt show at the same time the American Folk Art Museum's exhibit, "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" is going on.

My Red and White Virtual Quilt Show submission.

My red and white quilt was made from Blocks of the Month that my LQS was doing in 2001. The different blocks were a challenge for me, as I was a new quilter at the time.  These blocks sat sadly unused until 2005. At that time, I put them together in a diagonal setting and added a new block, so this type of setting would work.  Only having 12 months in a year kind of limits the setting options in those BOMS! This is the first quilt that I had ever worked out the setting, including the math for those setting triangles, on my own!  The border was also a challenge for me at the time, because I mitered the corners to accommodate the stripes and also tried to match the stripes in the process. I quilted it myself on my DSM.  It represents lots of quilting firsts for me and it's one of my favorites! Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Head on over to Taryn's blog and celebrate quilting by enjoying the beautiful quilts in the online Red and White Quilt Show! 

10 comments:

Carol said...

What a pretty, pretty quilt! Perfect entry for the virtual show!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty, pretty quilt and I love the sashing and the background block colors.

Linda said...

I love the idea of a virtual exhibit!! Love your entry!! :-) The blocks are so pretty. I really like them set on-point with the narrow sashing! Gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kat said...

a beautiful quilt, Michele ! :)
I like the choice of colors..

Oddbjørg said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Cheryl said...

For one of your 'firsts', it is a very beautifully pieced quilt. Oh, I want to make my own R&W quilt!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty. I'm sure you have lots of learning experiences and memories attached to this quilt.

Shelley said...

Oh, Michelle, now you know I'm gonna love a RED and white quilt! Isn't great to be able to look back and see where you've come from with your quilting. i ran across the first piece i ever stippled from 2001 and it looks so wonky to me now lol!

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the pinwheel block!