Monthly Archives: February 2015

After a Long Break… A New Quilt

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This quilt has been a long time coming.  When I first started quilting, I checked out a copy of Better Homes and Gardens’ Grandma’s Best Full-Size Quilt Patterns.  In it, I found a ton of traditional designs– most of which were a bit too “old” for me– including a red and white lattice quilt I simply had to have.  I loved the simplicity and I loved the lines.  The handquilting on the original made me want to curl right up under the quilt.  I just loved it.  Unfortunately, the pattern was not reprinted in the newest version of the book and it doesn’t seem that many others have shared my love for this quilt– a Google search yeilded no pictures of the original for you to oogle.

I, however, do.  I will be posting a tutorial for this simple quilt in a week or so, but until then, I’ll leave you with some pictures.  I cut, subcut, and pressed 8 yards of red and white fabric:

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Then, I pieced and squared-up 84 (about half) of the blocks.

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Eventually the quilt will look like a 70″ x 80″ version of this:

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I am excited!  And linking up to: