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:
Then, I pieced and squared-up 84 (about half) of the blocks.
Eventually the quilt will look like a 70″ x 80″ version of this:
I am excited! And linking up to: