Monday, 20 January 2014

Red and white

I have a stash of red fabric that I had been collecting for a different pattern but since that's got pushed down the list I decided to break it out for the Classic Meets Modern QAL. I also had some of the lovely Lakehouse dots left over from my S is for Stitch quilt blocks so I decided to use that for the background.

I remember Janine mentioning about making a red and white quilt and I loved the idea of using that classic colour combination for a sampler quilt.

So here's my first block the Polar Bear Paw:



The red fabrics are: centre - Voltage Dot in red, Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt; main paw - Charles in rich red blue, Bloomsbury by Liberty Lifestyle;  claws - Scrolling Ditzy in orange, Daisy Mae by Denyse Schmidt (this is possibly my favourite print ever... or one of them!).

Looking forward to seeing what February has in store!

Head over to Erin's if you'd like to join in:


Sew at Home Mummy


28 comments:

  1. I love that block! I also have a stash of red (well, red and white) fabric that I've been collecting but just can't settle on a pattern for it...polar bear blocks are looking like a good option at the moment!!

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  2. I have a small stack of red and white prints I've started saving for an undetermined quilt.

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  3. GORGEOUS Lucy! Love it. The Canadian in me can't wait to see what you do with this color combo ;)
    xo

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  4. Great block! I am looking forward to seeing what comes next. You can't go wrong with red and white. :)

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  5. Lovely blocks. Red and white combo is seriously lacking in my stash. Everything I did have went into a Christmas/Holiday quilt. I didn't think I liked red and white until I made it.

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  6. Red and white looks so crisp. Great block.

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  7. Really love this block. It works so well with the different reds.

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  8. Oooh, pretty! Hmm, maybe I need to make polar bear paws with my Brrr...

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  9. This is so pretty, Lucy! That sounds like a fun QAL, too. Can't wait to see your next block!

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  10. There are some wonderful Bear Paw blocks popping up all over IG and blogs! Yours is gorgeous Lucy! Red and white is a classic!

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  11. What a super grouping of blocks. I didn't expect to see that massive square in the center when you combined all four. Looks fab!

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  12. love your bear's paw, these will be brill. Do you pre wash your reds?

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  13. very pretty block! a red and white sampler is going to be awesome!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. That is a pretty block! And I will check out the QAL.

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  15. I'be begun to be drawn to two-tone quilts lately. Have a yen to make a blue & white quilt and a red & white one. :)

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  16. Red and white quilts always look really classy.

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  17. I like the colours that you have picked for your block. Di x

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  18. Lovely. I'm keen to make a red and white quilt soon

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  19. I am so not a red fan, but this looks lovely xxx

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  20. I think a red and white quilt will be wonderful for this QAL. Very nice!

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  21. I love the combo! How have you treated your red not to bleed? I am concerned about mine

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  22. Those are gorgeous fabrics and I love that block. Reminds me I should be getting back to my bear paw... :)

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  23. Such a great block and a brilliant idea for a QAL - it will be so interesting to see everyone's interpretation x

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  24. Love your Polar Bear Paws!! Great choice of fabrics!!

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  25. Good Morning Lucy,
    I love red and white quilts and yours is going to be totally stunning. Great fabric choice and pattern. You are very talented. Thanks you for the sweet comment you left about my daughter's Christmas present (yoga quilt).
    Have a sweet day and do come visit again and get your name in the hat for my latest Give-A-Way.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  26. Fabulous block and great colours Lucy

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  27. This is a really beautiful version of the block. I'm sure you'll be pleased you decided to use your red and whites for this.

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