Red and White

Posted by on December 30, 2011 in blocks | 11 comments

Here is my finished red and white quilt!  I copied the layout from a post by Prayerful Threads.

I’m really pleased with how my black and white binding turned out.

A word of warning to anyone who won the red and white D4P blocks and hasn’t yet washed them… they bleed!  I know Sophie has warned us before to at least throw a color catcher in the wash with the quilt the first time you wash it, but did I listen?  NOOOOOO!  I didn’t listen.  Am I sorry?  YESSSS!  I did some reading online and discovered that Dawn Ultra Dish Washing Liquid does a pretty good job of trapping dye.  So I applied Dawn directly to the spots that bled and washed the quilt multiple times.  (Just be sure you don’t use more than about 3 tablespoons in a load or you’ll have a lot of suds.)  I did eventually get most of the red out.

Now that it is finished I’m going to give it to my partner’s mom for Christmas.  Luckily we weren’t doing Christmas with his family until next week, or I wouldn’t have had the binding finished in time.  Hope she likes it!   -Andrew


  1. Thanks for the warning. I always pre-wash my REDS. I have those Color catchers on hand so I'm ready when it comes time to wash mine.

  2. Love it, Andrew!

  3. very nice!

  4. So beautiful Andrew! If his mom doesn't like it I know someone who will! 😉 haha

  5. She'll LOVE it!! I really think its great how its turned out, there's some lovely patterned fabrics in there that take your eye!

  6. It's wonderful, Andrew. I'm sorry you had to deal with running fabrics, but very glad that you were able to fix the problem.

    Does everyone now understand why the rule is that we have to pre-wash our fabrics?

  7. WOW, I love the setting of these blocks. Makes it look way more complicated than it really is.

  8. so pretty! i'm sure she'll love it

  9. Gorgeous!

  10. Wonderful job Andrew! I loved that two color block idea.

  11. Wonderful job Andrew! I loved that two color block idea.

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