Red and White 2 Block Quilts 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 121

Today I am sharing the last of a project file using 10 Nine Patch blocks …

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 122

… alternated with each other, with two variations in colouring of two of the block designs.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 123

None of the last few designs are outstanding.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 124

However, the  whole project file is an illustration of just how many different designs we have available, and with a few little tweaks there are literally millions of designs out there which have never been made.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 125

Even this late in the series, no 125, the one above may not be a stunning design, but it is very interesting.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 126

Just imagine how these designs would look in any two other colours … or with more than two colours.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 127

This series shows that any two blocks alternated will make a reasonable quilt design … and if you do it often enough some combinations will make stunning quilts.

Red and White 2 Block Quilts 128

If you have been following this blog for more than a week you will know that I prefer playing with more than two blocks in a quilt design, but now I have shared this whole project file with you I think I might just start another, just to see if I chance upon one, or more, of those stunning designs just waiting to be found, using just two blocks alternated.

I have a wide selection of blocks to choose from, but the hard part will be choosing two colours! I still have plenty of red and white quilts using more than two of these blocks to share, or maybe two contrasting shades of one colour.


About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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8 Responses to Red and White 2 Block Quilts 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128

  1. I like that 5th design you show. I like it as it is, but I also think it would be worth playing with color/value to see what comes. 🙂


    • Laura,

      I want many more hours in a day … that extra second we got a few days ago was nowhere near enough! Even ‘making’ virtual quilts takes more than a second for each decision!

      In some ways I would like to share every design in greyscale, so everyone who looks would be able to add their own colours in their imagination, just using my design as a guide to the contrasts required.

      Judy B

      On 20 June 2015 at 12:19, Virtual Quilter wrote:



      • Greyscale designs are a great idea, Judy! And so are color examples! 🙂


        • Laura,

          Some of the first books I bought about colour were mostly grey scale pictures … showing that contrast is way more important than colour. I think I should show a series of designs just as grey scale pictures, perhaps taking them at random from the usual colour series.

          Judy B

          On 4 July 2015 at 03:44, Virtual Quilter wrote:


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  2. Marie says:

    The two blocks are always intriguing, and I would be curious to see what say, a light and a dark blue look like, or a light and dark green. It’s endless!


    • Marie,

      Interesting combinations of colour … and I think I would go for two contrasting shades of the same colour for the next series. The final choice will be whatever takes my fancy on the day!

      Judy B

      On 22 June 2015 at 06:51, Virtual Quilter wrote:



  3. cindythequilter says:

    I agree with you that combining two blocks and playing with which two blocks can create an amazing amount of designs. Although I don’t think I would have the patience or the “vision” to try as many designs as you do. I really like #125.


    • Cindy,

      I have to admit the day I put together this series of 128 designs was rather boring, and tested my patience, but just when I was about to pull the pin on the project an interesting combination would appear! Just often enough to keep me working at it!

      Judy B

      On 22 June 2015 at 23:34, Virtual Quilter wrote:



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