A Little Red n Blue






Another little one that's been finished for awhile, just hadn't shown it to you yet.  I really like this simple design, just strips sewn together.

My memory is a bit dim, but here's how (I think) I did this one.  I cut varying width strips by the width of fabric.  The strip widths were anywhere from 1.5"-3" wide.

I then took these strips, layering a few on top of each other, and cut them into the following lenghts, 3.5", 6.5", and 12.5".  This makes it really easy to mix and match your widths, as two 3.5" sets sewn together make 6.5", and two 6.5" sets sewn together make 12.5".  Make any sense?

For the quilting I did my old standby, straightline quilting about 1" apart.  I've found this to be my magical formula that makes for just the right amount of crinkly texture, but not too much quilting to make it stiff.

45 comments:

  1. I love these kind of "scrappy" looking quilts. My DH and I are in the process of making a scrappy quilt from all those scraps that have been in the bins for quite a while. I'm "eyeball" cutting 6" strips the same width you did and then making blocks that finish at 9 1/2" when squared up. So far we have enough squares to make a quilt for his twin size bed :) He's been enjoying making these blocks. Since we're both retired we have lots of time to work on it.

    Love your little quilt.

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  2. I just love your quilts! I used your tutorial for the granny square quilt (the pastel one) and I adore that one of the few quilts I've made. It was my first "complicated" quilt - haha. Your tutorial was awesome. Thanks for sharing! I love your blog. This latest quilt is just so warm and cozy looking, love the fabrics and the simplicity. I can do this! I know I can.....

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  3. Love it all! The straight line stitching; the random widths & lengths. Just great!

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  4. This is a beautiful quilt. The fabrics and color scheme are great and I just love the simplicity of the construction. Absolutely lovely!

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  5. it's lovely, my favorite color combination and you always do such lovely colors.

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  6. I really like everything about this. Well done!

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  7. Perfect! I love the almost vintage look of it.

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  8. how do you keep coming up with new favorites? I LOVE it! almost patriotic! :)

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  9. Such a lovely quilt! Love the colors and especially the simple piecing and quilting :-)

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  10. Beautiful, as always. You have such a lovely style.

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  11. I like how your quilting lines cross over the pieced rectangles. Lovely

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  12. Ive been collecting red and blue fabrics to make a quilt for my family room… such beautiful inspiration! and looks so cozy too.

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  13. Really linking this piece. Your quilting sets it all off and pulls it all together at the same time. How do you do that so adroitly !~!

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  14. this is a real beauty. I am in the process of saving my scraps for a strip quilt. You have really inspired me to get started.

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  15. Another stunning masterpiece. Love it!!

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  16. Lovely combination of colors! Blue and red but not RWB! And thanks for the great quilt idea, I have lots of odd length strips.

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  17. your quilt always look beautiful, I made a granny quilt base on your tutorial - and sent that for the lady I adore so much ... she loves it .. thank you...

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  18. I love it! And thank you for posting your method. Maybe I will try this with some leftover fabrics from a set of quilts I'm working on right now. Do you lay out all the strips and pick an arrangement before you sew anything together?

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  19. Love this! And the 1" straight line quilting does make for the perfect crinkle, doesn't it?

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  20. This quilt is beautiful...and thanks for the details, I'm putting this on my quilt to-do list!

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  21. This quilt is beautiful...and thanks for the details, I'm putting this on my quilt to-do list!

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  22. All your quilts amaze me. The colors all play so nice with one another!

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  23. gorgeous!!! Love all the colors and the strips, it all comes together perfectly!

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  25. Wonderful quilt! It has a vintage feel. Great pictures♥

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  26. Love the warm and homey feeling of this quilt - beautiful. Sher

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  27. As usual I love your work. I love your colors and the texture of your quilts. Just wonderful!

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  28. I really like the colors and the way this quilt "feels."

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  29. have just found your blog. i love this. I would not have thought of going the 12inch block just the 3.5 and 6.5. I love the way it works

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  30. This is gorgeous. I say it every time "I love your quilts" when I see on my bloglovin list that there is a new post from you.......yay! Will definitely have to try this strip technique . Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Just wanted to say I've been a lurker for a long time.
    Just beautiful. Always inspired visiting here.

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  32. Beautiful quilt, beautifully photographed.

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  33. I love this color scheme! Such a pretty quilt.

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  34. Gee, your have some lovely beautiful modern quilting ideas...! So much of your work I love it's difficult to pick a favourite! Your choice of fabric and colour is very inspirational, making quilting into the 21st Century... well done with all your projects, and thank you very much for sharing.. bye, Jay X

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  35. Love the contemporary-vintagey feel. So pretty and cozy!

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