While working on all those red fabrics for the Scrap Dance Waltz quilt along, there were some that just didn’t fit. The color of red was a bit off from the true reds of the ones I wanted to use. These appeared to be a bit to the orange side of red. So, I cut the layer cake squares into four five-inch squares and began to randomly sew them together in pairs.
Then I randomly picked up pairs to sew together, only making sure that two squares of the same print didn’t get sewn together. I wanted this to be fast and not too fussy.
Then I lay out the sewn strips of squares to figure out how to put them together. The first layout had some prints next to each other, so I needed to flip some strips.
OK, so this layout will work. I pressed the seams opposite on the rows so the squares would nest.
I had this sweet little heart fabric, red hearts on a white background, that went nicely with the squares for a border.
Pressing it flat, I had a flimsy in under an hour.
When I unfolded this fabric for the backing, I discovered a border stripe on it of sunflower pots. Cute, isn’t it? I think it will give the backing a bit of extra interest.
I loaded it up on the longarm for a quick pantograph quilting.
I chose this heart pantograph to echo the hearts in the border. Red fabrics and hearts kind of go together, don’t they!
It smoothed out nicely as the quilting continued.
When the quilting was done, I bound it in the same fabric as the backing.
It only took one day to get it from squares to the binding attached on the front, with a bit of time on Sunday for hand whipping the binding to the back.
All done, and ready to donate to charity. It just needs a label, and the ladies at Project Linus will do that.
Project Linus is ongoing, and they always need quilts of all sizes.
Are you working on any quick projects this month?
Threading My Way Sewing For Charity
19 thoughts on “Quick Red Squares Quilt”
Good Morning Carole! Your quilt turned out adorable! I was working on all sorts of quick projects before this flu knocked me down. One of the projects is going through smaller pieces of fabrics and cutting them into 5 inch block pieces. Plus, I have two quilts to quilt and then a total of three to put bindings on. The remainder of time will be working up quick Christmas presents and putting together the Block A’s for the Quilt Along, so far I have 4 done. LOL I do not seem to be making much progress. This flu just really takes all of your energy and zaps it. Thanks for sharing this pretty and quick project Carole. Have a fantastic creative day!
wow, i tend to forget that quick and easy projects also have their place. thanks for the reminder!!!!!
I thought I was the only one who got side tracked by ‘quick’ projects. My problem is the quick project usually runs into a snag and turns into a ‘not quick’ project. It is a really cute quilt, it will be well loved.
It is so sweet. It is amazing how simple blocks become so pretty.
That’s an adorable quilt, and now those pieces won’t be in your scrap basket. I lots of projects I would like to do, getting them done is another story! 🙂
That is just adorable!
Now this is something I might be able to sink my teeth into 🙂 Will keep it in mind for those long winter days after the holidays ,
Wow, I’m impressed. I need to remember to use simple patterns to do some charity quilts and use bigger units. Last year I used a Jenny Doan pattern that I thought would be fast and easy, only it used 2 1/2 ” strips with lots of four patchez and took me forever.
Fun to see how quickly that all came together for a very pretty quilt! I enjoy little projects for that reason. It’s so satisfying to take a project from start to finish!
Wow, that was fast and it’s really cute!
This is adorable! 🙂
What a great way to make a quick quilt for donation. It turned out lovely and I’m sure someone will appreciate the donation a lot. Thanks for linking up!
Not yet! I’m barely finding time to breathe, so far. LOL And that has nothing to do with Christmas, just life in my household right now. I love your quick project, though, and I think I have some left over charm squares that might work up quickly like that. You certainly had serendipity working for that border and backing. I’d recognize it as Debbie Mumm sunflowers, so cute! What a great thing to do in December, especially, make something to donate.
That was a quick project and it’s lovely.
The mix of reds make a lovely combination, Carole.
I’ve featured your lovely quilt today, Carole.
Thats a really lovely little quilt – red and white always looks pretty! I just love your header picture – what a beautiful view!
wow! That was one quick quilt! Love the quilting
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