Thursday, June 23, 2016

Red Crosses

I've been wanting to make a Red Cross quilt since I read World War I Quilts a couple of years back. They're just so pretty.  Red 1 1/2" strips swiped from another project, some white muslin from my rapidly dwindling bolt, a couple of evenings, and I've got a cute little doll quilt to show for my efforts.

No pattern, just an idea from a vintage quilt I saw somewhere online -- 3" cross blocks (which are really just nine patches) and plain squares in between. Easy as could be. If I was doing it again, I'd make sure that all of the solid bars were crossing in the same direction, but one I saw what I'd done I wasn't excited enough to take the top apart and reassemble it.

This post is linked to Finish it Up Friday.  


Marla aka YaYa said...

Very nice. Red and white is so crisp.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Simple but beautiful - what a gorgeous finish!


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