A New-Old Project

I found a new-old project. The other day I was cleaning off my worktable and trying to move fabric around in my shelves to put it all away and I came across this fabric:

Pillowcase, (c) 2015, Lori East
Enough for two pillowcases, or four if I use the embroidery on only one side and back with plain white…

I’ve owned this since it came out in 2002 (!!), and have always
planned to embroider the red lines and make pillowcases. When I found it, I thought, “Oh, I really need to embroider these and make a red and white quilt for myself.” Then I laughed to myself, thinking how many times I’d thought that before, folded the fabric back up and put it back on the shelf. For someday.

OldNew (c) 2015, Lori East
Ahem. 2002.

But then, when I was pulling out ALL of my ABDs (read more about the ABDs here) to finish up, I found these blocks. I had forgotten about them, honestly, but when I found them, I remembered that I won them in a drawing at my guild when I still lived in Florida. (I was a member, and on the board of, the Coral Springs Quilters for several years. If you’re in the neighborhood, go visit them!)

Red pinwheels, (c) 2015, Lori East
They’re red!

There are twelve of them altogether (with parts of two more), and they are 12-1/2″ square. Set side-by-side, I’d need something in the neighborhood of 35 to 40 more, but I will probably do something different anyway. I will still need to make a couple of blocks, but seriously, these are so quick. There was even a piece of graph paper bundled in with the blocks on which I’d drawn how I planned to set them (with triple sashing). I had also made notes how to set them so I could make a bed-sized quilt without making any more. You may have read here how I rarely leave notes for myself. This time I’m really grateful I did!

I’m thinking this is a sign that I need a red and white quilt. This red and white quilt. It would still keep me on track with my plans to finish up my oldies…

What do you think? Should I finish them? How would you set them? Leave me a comment below and I’ll let you know what I choose!

  • Linda Frihart

    Lori, think you need that red and white quilt as described as well as the pillow cases completed so snuggle up together leaning against the head board. Bet you can finish that top tomorrow.