I've had this quilt top rolling around in the back of my mind ever since I saw the cover of this Country Living July/Aug 2011. This came out right at the time of the Infinite Variety Red & White show in NYC. Even after seeing 651 R & W pieces at the show, this one has always occupied a corner of my mind.
My Dad was coming to visit a couple of weeks ago so I scurried to get the spare room all tidied up. This entailed sorting through a stack of quilting magazines. In the process of doing this, I ended up in my sewing room making a test block! RJR solids in French Vanilla and Saffron. *edit* I missed the color name.
I've written out a road map for this quilt, I am making 6" finished blocks, the sashing will be 3" finished, the inner border will be 3" and the outer border will be 8". This means I need 256 - 2.5" cream squares and 64 center squares.
Thank goodness for innovation and Accuquilt and Fabric Etc in Bellingham. It cuts 5 - 2 1/2" strips and you can stack your fabric 8 layers deep.
When this is finished, it will be about 100 x 100. Unless I decide to not add borders. But I like borders. I'll probably end up with another 100 x 100 quilt. But wouldn't this 2 color block make a great baby blanket?
This will be a long term project, one of those quilts that you can work on at any time for just a few minutes, a perfect time filler or leader/ender block sitting on the side of my sewing table.
Fabric Etc was hopping while I was there today, everyone looking at new projects. What new project did you start this weekend?