Monday, February 6, 2023

Gingham Swirls

Oh my, how I enjoyed designing and making this quilt.  After doodling around on EQ7, that wavy border just had to be made and something EPP would make this a perfect take-along project.

So, the project got started and slowly but surely, this quilt came to be.

This project was supposed to be for our day guild celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.  The stipulation was that only red and white fabrics could be used.  We could use tone-on-tone reds, red with white and white tone-on-tone and white with red fabrics.  Well, try and find all fabrics with just red and white in them .... no cream, no off-white.  I had lots of red fabrics but very little with red/white prints and I wanted a variety of those fabrics in the blades.  So, the quest to get this quilt done in 2017 got shelved and this quilt was completed years later.  

Here are a few of my blocks with my selection of fabrics:

Quilt Details:
Pattern Source:  This information will only be helpful to those that have EQ and Blockbase software.

#3342 for the blocks (blades).  Make four of this unit to form a block.   
Block size:  6" x 6" finished quarter blocks that resulted in a 12" x 12" finished block.

For the borders, I used "Curved Path Border" and "Curved Path Corner"
Border size:  6" x 8" finished blocks

A tutorial was done to show how the borders were made here.  At the bottom of this post is the label "Gingham Swirl" and you can read all the posts showing my progress.

Started:  September 2016
Top Finished:  November 2021
Finished:  January 2022

Batting:  Hobbs cotton/poly (80/20)

Machine quilted by:  Kathy Wareham using "Maidenhair Fern" quilting design by Urban Elementz.

This quilt is now on display along with my other red/neutral quilts for February.

It has been very cold here lately (-37C with a windchill of -47C) and now it is hovering close to 0C, but I'm keeping warm by the fire!   The snow is starting to pile up and I'm keeping a close watch on our roof in case we need to bring in people to shovel the snow off of it.  

Oh, look ..... a squirrel!  LOL
Cherish your day, cherish your life!


Jennifer said...

Gingham Swirl is well worth the wait! Oh no, not one of those pesky Today has reached 34 C, and it's quite warm.

Barb said...

I have added you to my sidebar for reading since I can no longer count on Bloglovin.
I love your red quilts in the header and your new one is fabulous!
Perfect quilts for a Canadian quilter.

Kyle said...

Your quilt is spectacular with all of the different fabrics and the border is so fun. The newest red and white block looks awesome too.

loulee said...

A beautiful quilt. I hear you, when you want a specific fabric colourway, you just can't find it.

Nancy said...

You enjoyed designing and making it and, oh, my, how much I love looking at it. Gorgeous!

cityquilter grace said...

lovely red quilts...must be something about winter's bleakness that draws us to pretty!