Red and White Quilt Challenge: “A Study in Red and Cream”


The Empire Quilt Guild in NYC had a red and white quilt challenge on Saturday. There were 31 entries and 4 winners. The top two winners were crazy quilts and they were stunning in red and white. (My quilt did not win.) Here is a photo of the finished quilt.

Study in Red and Cream, 42" x 42"












Deciding how to quilt this was interesting. A general “rule” of quilting is that a quilt filled with geometric shapes (ie lots of lines) will get quilted with some kind of curves. I followed this guideline and used curved templates for the blocks. I did simple meandering, using red thread, in the borders.

Flower-like quilt pattern in the center of large blocks

Leaf pattern in negative space between blocks


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