Friday, May 9, 2008

Progress

I managed to make four more blocks today in between a doctor appointment and running some errands. I wanted to make enough blocks so I could start playing with settings. The barn raising setting required that I make some three-quarter triangle squares for the sashing cornerstones where there is a bend in the light-dark pattern. Once I figured out that was what was needed it was pretty easy to make the required parts. I think I'm going to really like this arrangement - no surprise, as this has always been one of my favorite log cabin arrangements also. Hopefully I can make a few more blocks this evening. The Mariners are playing so badly that it sure isn't worthwhile sitting in front of the TV. I can listen to them lose on the radio just fine.

26 comments:

Lily Boot said...

Yum! This is now my favourite of your quilts Patti! I too love the barn raising pattern and I think it sets of the drama of the blocks really well. They look like wonderful summer raspberries dusted with icing sugar! I like the 3/4 triangle square - I've never made one before, I'll have to hunt out a pattern and use them in my castle medallion. You are such a quilting speed demon - in the words of Mr. Incredible - "you must have been booking it!" to get all this done :-)

momma_donna said...

Hi Patti; I love your choice of pattern and layout for your red and whites. My stitch group exchanged r&w fq's at Christmas last year, so I've kept my eye out for neat designs. Your's is WONDERFUL!! Red toile is my absolute favorite fabric, and I see it was used in one of your first blocks.
Thanks for the eye candy!
Donna

Kathie said...

patti, these blocks look great!
wow you have made so many already.
Glad to see your inspired again!
keep going!
Kathie

Becky said...

Love your red and white blocks! I see some fabrics that I own:) Looks fabulous!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Red and white quilts are my very favorite! And this one is wonderful - I love the barn raising pattern and it really shows off your stars. I've started collecting red and white fabrics - found a fun polka dot today. :)

Karen said...

This quilt is going to be super! I love two color quilts and especially with the red & white.

Chookyblue...... said...

liking the red and white.......very effective

Lissa Jane said...

Patti
this also is my favourite of your quilts so far! its a ripper! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!


Lissa
Australia

Tanya said...

Lovely arrangement on these! It does look very complicated doesn't it!

Where do you put your signature code in the HTML page? I figured out how to make a signature but I can't get it onto my blog...

anne bebbington said...

This just gets better and better!

Karol-Ann said...

Wow Patti! This is great. Love the setting!

swooze said...

Wow that is gorgeous! I have a red and white quilt on my list of things to make for myself. Can't wait to get to it!

Helen in the UK said...

I can see why you fell in love with this block. It is going to be stunning .... but then red is my fav colour, so I may be biased!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Malagueta said...

Wow, this is just striking!!

Nicole said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! That is stunning!

Annemiek said...

Catching up on my blogreading today: my, you've been a busy girl!
LOVE the stars in the barnraising setting and LOVE the red/white colour choise!! Bookmarked the posts (thanks for the tutorial) and added them in my yeswanttomake file. A truly gorgeous quilt!

Joanne said...

This is going to be a stunning quilt -- can't wait to see it finished!

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Hey.... good news. My Padres are heading up north next weekend. They've been easy pickings this year so the Ms have a good chance to pick up some Ws.

Your 2 color quilt blocks are stunning. I can't wait to see the finished top.

Erin said...

Patti, your blocks look fantastic!

Elaine Adair said...

19 other bloggers have gotten to you first, but I'll repeat -- this quilt is just stunning!

Kim said...

Oh, I love that! It looks wonderful!

sophie said...

Gorgeous!!

Cara said...

Wow are you quick. Those blocks look awesome! I haven't even 100% decided on my fabrics.

Carol E. said...

Ditto to all the above. i LOVE this quilt.

Mad about Craft said...

I'm very jealous, I haven't got my fabric yet for the 2-colour challenge, never mind made any blocks up yet!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I don't stop by often but when I do there is always something pretty to see adn this time your new Red/White quilt is STUNNING!!! It should be on a cover of a magazine this summer!!!

What a great way to use up your four year collection! It's hard for me to find "real" reds where I live. I think this is the perfect pattern for your special fabrics!!!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie