Wednesday, March 03, 2010

red cross

This May I celebrate the 30th anniversary of my graduation and becoming a nurse.
I've always wanted to make a red cross quilt. As I researched it, I found there is some tension out there as to copyright of the symbol.
I went with a very primitive, utilitarian look--not sure how to quilt it yet. Probably very plainly.
I used Kona Cotton white and my crosses are from reclaimed plaid and striped shirts.
The blocks finish 4 1/2 inches, 3 inches wide finished sashings.
Top size 57 by 74.5 inches.
I love being a nurse. There is much in healthcare that leaves a lot to be desired, but when I am at the bedside, or preparing a student, I know this was the right calling for me.


Diana said...

Congratulations, Lynn. That is a real milestone. I bet you have seen a lot of changes over the years.

Vicki W said...

What a great celebration quilt!

sophie said...

I love the variation in the red fabrics. I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

Congratulations on 30 years of doing something you love.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is wonderful!

Kathie said...

I have always been drawn to the red cross quilts
maybe my love of red?
or just what the quilts symbolized
congrats on your 30 years and happy to hear you love being a nurse/teacher. Such an admirable profession in mho

sewprimitive karen said...

Goodness, how could anybody hope to have that simple a shape copyrighted? It existed long before the Red Cross. Your quilt looks great!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Simply wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Lynn, wow...30 years. God love you. The quilt is lovely. I can't wait to see it in person.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

love it!!! I have my green and red one sitting here staring at me... perhaps now I will get inspired to finish it, yours looks fabulous!

Mama Koch said...

I can't tell you how to quilt it, but it does look good. Great milestone quilt.