I loved making this quilt top, from the moment I discovered some long forgotten already completed red and white half square triangles hidden away in a project box up on a high shelf in the closet. The pattern is called Red Union Square from the book The Simple Joys of Quilting by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey. Only nine pieced blocks and a simple diagonal set and pieced inner border. Believe it or not, I still have half a box of half square triangles left over!
It has been so much fun to have some of you join me in making a Two Color Quilt and I hope that you liked the process and are happy with your results. So far, I have heard from two of you who have finished the project, so if I don't mention you, let me know so I can refer people to your blog for a look.
Please check out Patti's blog and Toni's blog to see what they have done. Patti's quilt is a classic example of what most people think of when they hear "Two Color Quilt", and I have been raving about it since she finished it in June. I liked hers so much, I have started my own version of it in blues. Toni, on the other hand, took the basic rules and ran with it, creating something so fresh and modern. She calls hers "Cappucino Daisies". It is stand up and clap adorable. You will love seeing what these two gals have done!
As much as I enjoyed making my red and white quilt, let's just say I will not be entering it into any quilting competitions! I chopped off more points than I normally do, and my border is a bit rumply. Plus, I didn't have enough of the toile fabric to do the borders properly and had to piece the heck out of them. The results are pleasant enough, but not my best work!