Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorites on Friday: Red and White




Happy Friday! This favorites edition is brought to you by the colors red and white! I really do want to finish my Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt before January comes to an end...or at least by the first week in February. So I pulled it out again earlier this week and started working on the next section of blocks.








 I have to say that the small blocks are my favorite. I can use up smaller pieces of fabric, and it's easier to put them together. It reminds me of working on my Farmer's Wife quilt a couple of years ago! By the way the small scissor block on the bottom right might just be my favorite block in this whole quilt. For now.




 The medium size blocks go together pretty quickly. I wasn't sure about all of my choices with these...and I especially worried about the lack of contrast in the flying geese blocks. But once I got them together the color variations, contrast, (and sometimes the lack of contrast) all seemed to work out. When I have a few blocks that aren't my particular favorites, I try to remember some really good advice I got a few years back: every block in the quilt doesn't have to be your favorite.



 There are enough "open spaces" designed in this quilt that everything just seems to work out.



This quilt is really getting big...I think I'm just a little past the half-way mark and running out of room to photograph it indoors. The finished measurements will be 84" x 96" which is definitely a full-size bed quilt!



And here it is with everything I've done so far all in one piece. There are mostly small blocks in the bottom half of the quilt with just a few medium and large ones to balance it out perfectly. But I'm so looking forward to all of the small ones!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

25 comments:

Susie said...

It looks fantastic

Laura Chaney said...

Happy Friday! The reds are great, especially at this time of year!!

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Friday Sherri...it looks wonderful....I love red and white quilts anytime!!! Happy stitching, Pauline

suemac said...

I love the red and white color scheme.

Sue Burkitt said...

I love your red and white quilt.

I have started a blog. I would love your readers to come check it out.

http://hoosierstitcher.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

It is looking great Sherri. I have just started this quilt having done block 1 looking forward to making the smaller blocks.

Hildy said...

Your quilt looks fantastic!

Susan Smith said...

I'm almost finished with mine too. I bought the kit but I LOVE your red & white version so much more!!

Dondi Murdock said...

I'm making mine in a class at my LQS four every month. I'm wishing I could work on it faster! The blocks go together so very well. I really am amazed at how much work must go into the measurements on making such a masterpiece as this!

Yours is so awesome in reds! I am thinking I will make this again in reds some day because yours is so inspiring!

Sigi G said...

Your quilt looks so striking in the red and white color combo. Beautiful!!

Karen said...

Squeee! It looks great!

Pamela Lynne said...

This is so beautiful! I have the pattern, haven't started it yet...it looks so fun. I also have a red & white quilt on my bucket list someday....Great choice. Can't wait to see it finished

http://blackeyedsewsan.wordpress.com/ said...

WOWZER! Looking great! Susan

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Red and white, my favorite combination.

KMSC said...

Looking good, Sherri! I can't wait to see this quilt finished!

mascanlon said...

Looks great!

desertskyquilts said...

I love your red and white blocks!

Michele said...

I like it so far and it is really going to be beautiful when it is done.

Linzee said...

So beautiful, Sherri! Lots of colors can be great, but limiting your palette makes this so striking. And I'm dying to make a red-and-white quilt!

Linzee said...

So beautiful, Sherri! Lots of colors can be great, but limiting your palette makes this so striking. And I'm dying to make a red-and-white quilt!

Anina said...

So pretty!

Cathy said...

It's looking just gorgeous!!

Sew Stitching Cute said...

This red and white! It is turning out SO good! Beautiful job on fabric!

Beth said...

This is amazing! love the red and white.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I haven't seen a monochrome version of this yet, really lovely!

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