I would like to thank Bea @ BeaQuilter for hosting this hop. This reminds me of the Let's Book It that I sponsored for a few years. Dust off those books, magazines, and saved patterns and use them.
I had made a quilt in this book way back and I could make everyone of them. Since I have been working so many modern pieces lately, I felt the urge to get back to my love of Civil War fabrics and heritage patterns.
I had the Red Cross quilt on my "to-do" list for some time, so I chose this pattern. I know it as the Soldier Cot Quilt, but they call it the Blue and Grey in the book.
I changed the cuts from 1/4" size to 1/2" so I would get a larger finish. Pulling scraps the Red Crosses went quickly as well as the blue larger 9-patches, both simply chained thru the machine.
I went with square edges rather than rounding the corners. I used all scraps from the bins so a true utilitarian quilt. I even pieced two batting left overs - the last of my Hobbs Heirloom used up. Simple stitch in the ditch and crosshatch to give this a nice soft, comforting feel.
The back is an older Windham line and I had to piece the three chunks - cutoffs from using it on another quilt. A left over binding that was just enough - I was sweating those last few inches.
Finished size is 50" x 56" A lot of fabrics used up from the stash.
Please be sure to visit today's other hosts:
Wednesday Feb 20th
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions