Sunday 16 February 2014

Red & White Progress

Yet another cold, snowy weekend to get in some good sewing time, while I watch the winter Olympics. Did you know that there is an Olympic connection to quilting?  If you are interested, Michele over at With Heart and Hands has a great write-up of all those colourful patchwork backgrounds at the Sochi Olympics. Very interesting concept, see the link here. And you can see the official website here.

I've got all these 9 patches trimmed up now, and wanted to see what they would look like all laid out with white alternating patches.  I also set out these hearts in the border, which I've had left over from other projects.  I think I'd like to cut smaller hearts and add a skinny vine to connect them along the border. So far, I like how it's going.

Linking up this time with Anything Goes, here.


  1. I love a nine patch! The red and white is beautiful and the hearts are a nice fit.

  2. It looks wonderful so far, Ilene! I really like the tumbled hearts, and the nine patches, of course. :D

    I chuckle every time I see Tigger there in your sidebar. Such a great photo! There's nothing more relaxed than a sleeping cat.

  3. Your 9-patch quilt is so pretty! Great idea to add a vine and smaller hearts. I can't wait to see it finished!

  4. It looks great! Love the 9-patch blocks and the hearts. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

  5. Love the red colours - so energetic and cheerful. Just like you.

  6. I LOVE red and white quilts! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.


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