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?
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.:
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?:
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?:
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.:
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.:
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.