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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Black & Red Quilt Ideas & Quodlibet

Had a request from my 17 year old nephew for a black and red quilt.  Been wanting to do something traditional, like a Log Cabin...or something new (to me, at least) like working on point.  Spent some time putzing around in EQ6, and came up with about 20 quilt designs.  Here are a few:
Basic Rail Fence with 4 Rails
Same thing, but on point.
I love the symbolism behind the Log Cabin square - both that the red or yellow center represents the hearth of the home, and that it served as a beacon for the Underground Railroad.  Homes that hung Log Cabin quilts on the line let weary travelers know they could take safe harbor there.
Black and Red Barn Raising
This is a Court House Step block, elongated into a rectangle, and staggered like bricks.  It won't do for this particular project, but resembles Chinese lanterns.  Would look amazing in Asian prints.
Now THIS one strikes my fancy.  It could be done from assorted reds and blacks.  Maybe even jungle prints...if they make red ones, that is!  This one also appeals to me in that I could work on it for short periods of time.  It's beautiful in its simplicity. 

I'm also considering is the Quodlibet pattern, which I'd been admiring for months, and decided to purchase it at my LQS.  Sooner or later, I'm going to make this quilt.  Here's what it looks like:

So many quilts to make, so little time! :)


501 Quilt Blocks said...

They'd all make nice quilts but I like the last one the best.

Doris said...

I love that your 17 year old nephew wants a quilt, you just can't say no to that can you!?

My fave here is the barn raising, but the Quodlibet pattern is perfect for someone of that age!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Log Cabin Square. It looks three-dimensional. It has depth, but is strangely soothing.