New Quilt Blocks

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Last month my daughter Chelsey challenged me to make a quilt from the story of Little Red Riding Hood. When Chelsey was a little girl my mother, Freda, used to tell her the story of Little Red Riding Hood over and over.
I happened to have this fabric that illustrates the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. And so I got the fabric off the shelf and let it sit on the table as I thought about what I wanted to make. Slowly over the past weeks I sketched some ideas.
I decided one block would be a basket block. I love basket blocks and there are so many ways to make a quilt block look like a basket. This shape seemed to fit what I've been seeing in my head.
Since I am working on my Sunbonnet Sue blocks it gave me the idea to make Little Red a hooded girl with a long dress holding flowers with one hand (unseen).
I decided to use a linen look fabric instead of a white or another print for the background fabric. I had some of that French General fabric that just fit the bill.

I have more blocks in mind. It is slow going because of so many other things going on but I am enjoying working on a new idea.

-nanette
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52 comments

Jan said...

Oh Nanette! It's off to a darling start! I can't wait to see more :) Love those little purses below too; and of course, the little quilt is adorable :)

Nedra said...

Don't some of those baskets need to be done in Texture Magic? :) I just got my Kaffe Baskets back from the quilter and they turned out sooooo cute! Once I get it bound I will show it on a post.

Vicki said...

they are so adorable! what a great idea!

Messy Karen said...

i think i'm in love.

Needled Mom said...

Soooooo cute. I love it.

jen duncan said...

Couldn't help but chuckle when I read "I happened to have..." 'cause I know you happen to have a LOT! :-)
This will be adorable. Brilliant take on the Sunbonnet Sue!

Des said...

no. way. Give me more, more, more. I love it, Nanette. I've been trying to come up with something for miss corrie for years now. Is that red fabric one of your vintage goodies??

you must be living right. :)

Darlene said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love those blocks. I love your talent.

Jeannie B. said...

I am not really a quilter but your things are so cute!! Love your Kettles in the Kitchen quilt!

Anita said...

I love and can't wait to see the completed quilt. Do you think that you write up the pattern and offer it for sale?

madrekarin said...

Oh, my gosh! I am bowing at your creativity! Just adorable.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette! I LOVE it! And your basket shapes are just perfect!

pratima said...

awww... I'm in Love! Just the sweetest thing only you can think of, Nanette. I love the flowers in her hands too :)

jenny said...

a great design.

Chocolate Cat said...

Looking forward to seeing the progress of this quilt. Love the sunbonnet red riding hood!! My daughter (who is a teenager now)was terrifed of Little Red Riding Hood when she was little and the book couldn't even be kept on her bookshelf!

Live Well With Judi said...

I can't believe how cute these blocks are!! I'm in love. You have done it again my friend! You're brilliant.

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, I LOVE it! You always come up with such beautiful, unique ideas. And yay for Chelsey for challenging you. Sometimes, it just takes a little push, doesn't it?

Jill said...

How delightful!!! I love your creativity, it makes me want to make a little red riding hood girl too!!

sallgood said...

Little Red looks so cute, and I love that toadstool fabric too. This is going to be adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love the baskets! Nice job!! Keep us updated with this project, it is off to such a cute start! :)

Stephanie said...

Sweet.

Busty LaRue said...

Super cute! Can't wait to see what else you come up with :)

Sandi said...

This is going to be soooooo cute! Everything you do is cute and I love it all! Great idea Chelsey had!

Beth at Aunties said...

This will be another beautiful quilt. You truly are amazing at ALL you do.
Natalie pieced a cute quilt for me yesterday to quilt for another new grandson coming next month.
I wish I was as pricise as she is in cutting and piecing:) And as you all your fellow talented quilters are.
Do you happen to know who machine quilts for a reasonable price?

Enjoy your day!
~♥

nettie said...

oh, i can't wait to see more. i love little red.

Christine said...

These are so cute. Love the red hoods.Can't wait to see what you do next.

karen said...

These are just sooo cute... I love the Red Riding Hood Fabric, too.

Brandie said...

What a great challenge and you more than meet it. Brandie

Dawn said...

Oh, you talented lady!! I sure hope you will make a pattern for it. I love it!!

Momoo said...

Cute blocks, anxious to see the finished quilt.

Momoo said...

Cute blocks, anxious to see the finished quilt.

prashant said...

You have done it again my friend! You're brilliant.

Work from home India

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh you are so creative and this is so beyond superb. I don't even know where to start with what to say. Let's see. I dig the baskets - very unique and I like that. Then the SBS with the Red Capes. Goodness sakes but those are too, too cuteamous!!! Can hardly contain myself. But I have to contain myself. People are watching. ;0

karen said...

You are so clever, that is going to be so cute.

Fiesta said...

wow Nanette, that is incredible.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the little red riding girls. Very very cute.

Lori Holt said...

I love it Nanette...what a great piece of fabric for the inspiration.
Your applique looks wonderful!
x
lori

Pat said...

You are GREAT at coming up with terrific ideas! Can't wait to see this when it's done.

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh, I really like that Red Riding Hood. She is so cute. And I have been looking at that French General fabric the last 2 days.. isn't it gorgeous?? Thanks for the comment on my blog too..
Maggey

Annette said...

Such a fantastic idea. It is going to be a darling quilt!!

Shari said...

This is going to be great! I love glimpsing your creative process - can't wait to see what you do with the wolf...

Hugs - Shari

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, That is going to be soooooo cute! I love the little fussy cut flower bouquets that Red is holding.
And that basket print fabric is fabulous! Must find some of that!

Kimberly :-)

Susan said...

Very creative. Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favorites and your block is darling.

sparkle jars said...

Incredible...and so inspirational!

Mama Spark said...

I love how this is coming out! So sweet!! Your "Red" is darling. I can't wait to see how it goes.

Mama Spark said...

HAHA, I just looked at your blog list and noticed I am listed...as Mama's Park but it should be Mama Spark! Thanks for the laugh!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Adorable, the little red riding hood!!!

Michelle said...

That fabric and your ideas for it are great!

Robin said...

What a fun quilt this will be! I love the idea of creating a quilt inspired by a classic story. And I also love that Red Riding Hood fabric you've got. :)

Robin said...

What a fun quilt this will be! I love the idea of creating a quilt inspired by a classic story. And I also love that Red Riding Hood fabric you've got. :)

carole ann said...

What a great idea, cannot wait to see the finished product. Wonderful start.

Busy Little Quilter said...

Look how adorable this is!! I can't wait to see what else you design to go along with these blocks. Amazing.