Friday, October 9, 2009
Red Schoolhouse Quilt
This is one of my favorite quilts. Although I love a scrappy quilt, I also love two color quilts; and red is my favorite color.
When my parents moved to assisted living nine years ago, I brought Mom's quilt books and fabrics to my house. Something she said before she got sick led me to believe she wanted to make a quilt for each of her grandchildren. But she didn't. So I did.
I made six lap quilts; I still have one that needs to be quilted for my nephew. And I made this schoolhouse quilt for myself. I scrap pieced the back with two different fabrics. One fabric is printed with the Pledge of Allegiance, and the other print is handwriting. Do you remember seeing these handwriting charts when you were in elementary school?