Red and White Winding Ways

A while back I received this copy of “American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine” :
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I fell in love with that quilt immediately! It brought to mind that huge collection of red fabrics I have been amassing for several years. I know, how does a blue and white quilt bring to mind one’s red stash? (blush) Aren’t they beautiful?
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The magazine article about the quilt pointed out how much simpler the cutting would be if you had an Accuquilt GO! Well, I have an Accuquilt GO! It’s not really pink; the glow is reflection from all those red fabrics in the room.:
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I bought it a couple of months ago just to cut strips, mind you. This was an opportunity I could not resist. Off went my on-line order for the die set. Their packaging is so colorful, don’t you think?:
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You can layer six fabrics and cut out enough pieces for 3 blocks at once… which is what I did. Did I mention I have a stash of neutrals, too?:

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Here are my first two blocks. I think I can do this! It’s not exactly as easy as a four-patch. After all, there are twelve pieces with all curved seams, but it really is not too bad.:

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I got so inspired I even went out to my EQ7 software and designed a sample so you can see what it will look like finished.:

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Its going to be beautiful. That is why I am going to wash that red stash using Synthrapol in hot water to prevent color running and then I will lightly starch and press the fabrics to prevent excessive stretching on all those curved seams.

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5 Responses to Red and White Winding Ways

  1. Monica says:

    I LOVE red and white quilts, especially scrappy ones like this. It is going to be gorgeous! I agree with your decision to wash it all. With so much work involved, you want to give it a good start.

  2. diane says:

    That cover quilt got me too! A bit beyond my beginner skills still and my beginner stash. Are you going to just wash the red? Can’t wait to see the results!

    • fortquilt says:

      Just yesterday I washed the 20 red fat quarters I will use in hot water, Synthrapol and two Color Catches….TWICE! I think that should avoid any problems with turning the quilt into a pink and red quilt the first time it is washed. I washed the 20 neutral fabrics as well. I am starching all of these today with homemade spray starch and ironing them dry. This is way more prep than I usually do, but I think it is called for.

  3. I think quilts with complicated, repetitive cutting fell out of favor with the advent of the rotary cutter and straight cutting. I am happy that the die cutter being instrumental in bringing these beautiful designs back into the sewing rooms of quilters! I like them! Yours is going to be just beautiful! Cheers! Evelyn

  4. Tammy says:

    Stunning, simply stunning is what you have on your hands. Enjoy it!

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