Little Red and White Blocks

Remember these little 6″ blocks? They’ve been languishing on my sewing table, waiting to be turned into a small quilt. I was looking at them last night and thought I had decided on a setting that will require only two more blocks. That is, I thought I had until I noticed the secondary star pattern they create when put together this way when I looked at the photo. That may change my setting idea.

Here are the pieces for one of the two remaining blocks, ready to be stitched together. With any luck, I might get the remaining two blocks done this weekend and may even get a start at putting the little top together.

One of my goals is to do a series of two-colour quilts. So far, all those that I’ve done have been lap size or larger. The little red and white one will be the first small two-colour quilt, but I’m now thinking that a whole series of two-colour little quilts might be fun.

Baxter caught sight of the pieces for the little red and white block and this was his reaction. He really loves to get a piece of fabric and march around with it in his mouth so I could almost imagine him thinking, “Yum, fabric bits!”

12 thoughts on “Little Red and White Blocks

  1. I like the layout of these blocks. Looks like you don’t need to finish the other two. Although they would be a great part of a pieced back! Baxter is too funny!

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  2. I love the block with all its components. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this would be fabulous as a scrap quilt. I’m on the hunt for a new project….Love Baxers tongue, so cute.

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  3. Red and white is just a stunning combination, no idea why it is so often overlooked
    these days! Perfect piecing as always! Hugs and happy Friday!

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  4. GF, this is an incredibly awesome layout. Tops! Have your ears on? I’m sayin’ it loud. TOPS!!! Just freakin’ Wow! I’m totally diggin’ it. Damn.

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  5. Kricket insists on commenting on how tall Baxter looks. She has herself a good old fashion crush. I think its the birthday sharing thing.

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  6. that’s what I love about a design wall. You put the blocks up and all of a sudden you are seeing something else. I know your blocks are tiny so you don’t need a wall. I love the red and white and yes a series of little 2 color quilts is a great idea.

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  7. You can’t go wrong with two color quilts! That will be awesome!

    But now I have to comment on something that I have noticed…you are always saying “with any luck”……..but I think it really means “I can do this and get this done, but instead of “with any luck”, it really means “unless I get distracted and start working on another unfinished project”….am I right? 🙂

    Perhaps Baxter needs a litttle piece or large piece of leather to chew on!

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