February 12 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 12 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 68 Comments

Red Criss Cross
By Chawne, Cauchy09

Machine pieced by Chawne Kimber, machine quilted by Brenda Closson

Finished size: 61″ x 68″ with a 10″ square size

Pattern: Criss-Cross from the book Quilting Pieces of the Past, which is a reproduction of an 1850 red and white quilt

Fabrics: shirting for the cream and a Moda semi-solid red

Chawne adds, “This was a Christmas gift for my godmother in 2005. She really loves red and I love the antique look of red and cream together in any media, so this was a natural choice. It was one of the first quilts I ever pieced and helped me learn about the dangers of pressing biased edges the wrong way.”

Get the scoop on Quilting Month!
Visit the Quilting Month Sew-Along Pool and add a block of your own!
Pin It

Related Posts

68 Responses to February 12 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Glaucia says:

    Red and cream definitely makes a very nice combination.

  2. Elizabeth says:


    this is absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing it!

  3. Lisa C says:

    Great. Now this is my favourite one and the one I want to do next. I am definitely doing a quilt with a white background next. I better get started on something so I can stop changing my mind.

  4. Judy says:

    very nice

  5. Jen says:

    Oh my… Just Gorgeous!

  6. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    Love the colors! A solid red and white quilt has been on my list for a while……someday!

  7. Deb says:

    Love red! And this quilt is a classy gorgeous one!

  8. Sandy says:

    gorgeous! i really love the serene look of the two solid fabric quilts.

  9. Stephanie says:

    I’ve stumbled upon Cauchy09’s flickr page in the past and have admired her skills for a while. This is really beautiful. An instant heirloom!

  10. Violet says:

    The red x’s just jump out at you on that white background. Wonderful!

  11. Char says:

    The “x” pattern in red makes me think of Valentine’s Day…

  12. Kate says:

    A great color combination. What a wonderful example of a beginner who looks like a pro!

  13. Kieny says:

    This quilt is beautiful! I would love to make one myself, but with so much empty space in the top I have to wait until my handquilting is a lot better.

  14. Libby says:

    A very lovely quilt. Red and white are very striking together.

  15. Janice says:

    Love the simplisic beauty of this quilt. Pretty amazing for one of her first efforts!

  16. Carrie says:

    Looks cozy! I like the bright red.

  17. Katie says:

    Love that quilting.

  18. Love the simplicity. I wish I could edit like that…just do one thing so simply. Makes it all the more striking.

  19. Lil' d says:

    I always love red and white together. Gorgeous.

  20. Shelley says:

    This is beautiful!

  21. mj says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Lovely antique style.

  22. mary says:

    I love the pattern!

  23. Gretchen says:

    wow–I can’t believe it was one of her first quilts! I hope mine turns out that way… 🙂

  24. Carol says:

    I love this! I did laugh at the ‘dangers’ of pressing the wrong way’ – eek!

  25. Erica says:

    This is very pretty. Quilting is the only thing I seem to be able to do so far. I may have to give this one a try.

  26. Betsy Pratt says:

    This quilt certainly shows how gordeous a two-color quilt can be. *Love* it!

  27. amandajean says:

    beautiful! I love red and white quilts.

  28. Becky says:

    Two color quilts can be very stunning.

  29. Sam says:

    Just a gorgeous quilt. The quilting is beautiful–so intricate and really brings together the piece as a whole.

  30. Amy W says:

    Absolutely divine! I love, love, love this! Just beautiful!

  31. Rose L says:

    Wow – the piecing is so simple and beautiful and the quilting looks so intricate!

  32. Joanna says:

    what a lovely gift!

  33. Solidia says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the red and white!!

  34. Carrie says:

    How beautiful! I love the red and cream color combo…simply stunning.

  35. Nicole says:

    This is just lovely!

  36. erin says:

    VERY pretty!

  37. Michele says:

    A wonderful simple design!

  38. Ellen says:

    Great job for one of your first quilts. It is beautiful.

  39. LadySnow says:

    That is very pretty. 😀

  40. Deborah Fair says:

    It always amazes me how contemporary these old patterns and styles, e.g. red on white, can be. Such a striking quilt!

  41. Regina says:


  42. Annette Samborski says:

    how lovely. thanks for sharing. a great example of how elegant simplicity is.

  43. Allison says:

    the use of red and white is completely gorgeous! i love the simple design!

  44. Kristi Van Os says:

    Beautiful quilt, and the quilter did a great job!

  45. alison says:

    Beautifully detailed quilt.

  46. Teddi says:

    Stunning! I’ve never seen this pattern and I love red and white together – so simple and elegant!

  47. Julia D says:

    Beautiful! I Love red & white.

  48. beverley says:

    This quilt is gorgeous! Any recommended reading for beginners?

  49. Mellissa says:

    I love the red and white. The stitching is really beautiful.

  50. kirsten says:

    this is very beautiful – i love the pattern, and you can’t go wrong with cream and red!

  51. Sarah says:


  52. Libby says:

    What a beautiful classic quilt!! Great job with the piecing and quilting! I love the look of “modern” quilts, but, this is what I think of when I think of quilts!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  53. Stacey says:

    Two quilts I’ve always wanted to do? A red and white and a blue and white. I love the boldness of them.

  54. kim says:

    red and white what a classic combo.
    Love the wide borders and sashing for quilting

  55. Gina says:

    This is such a pretty quilt!

  56. michelle says:

    Very striking. I love the red and white combo.

  57. heather w. says:

    oh that is beautiful! I love the simplicity of just two colors. Its really great.

  58. Melissa says:

    very pretty, i love the red & cream

  59. Tammy says:

    What a gorgeous quilt!

  60. Anna says:

    Loving the quilting on this quilt and the simple colour scheme!! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Cassie Ogle says:

    So pretty & elegant! (my browser crashed on my first attempt so this may post twice)

  62. upstatelisa says:

    Beautiful! what a wonderful gift! I have never seen that pattern.

  63. Stephanie says:

    I am amazed everyday by the beautiful quilts you are displaying. So much inspiration….keep it up!

  64. Kelli says:

    I have always loved the striking quality of a red on white quilt. Beautiful!

  65. Rita says:

    Very simple and a great effect!
    beautifull 🙂

  66. Avlor says:

    Absolutely stunning! My fave of the quilts shown so far.

  67. britt says:

    That is my kind of quilt! it looks beautiful!

  68. Lynne in NC says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I really like the quilting details in the cream area and the red criss-cross is so lovely. What a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing the photo.

« »

Subscribe to the sewmamasew.com newsletter

Sewing inspiration, projects, events and offers delivered conveniently to your email.


Get the latest sewmamasew.com news via