Paula Barnes and I (Mary Ellen Robison) are the co-owners of Red Crinoline Quilts. Paula is the designer (both patterns and fabric) and I am the piecer. All other jobs are split between us. The creation of our 3rd Block of the Month program, Hampton Ridge, is a perfect example of collaboration.
Once the concept of the quilt had been decided, designing a fabric collection to make the quilt came next. Paula picked some of our favorite to use in the Hampton Ridge collection and chose to work with small scale prints. Patterned from antique fabrics, the whole line was pulled together with a beautiful border print in our favorite color combination of red and brown.
We have discovered that we end up loving these quilts so much that we each want one and had to make a second! Now officially the reason for the second quilt is to "proof" the pattern, but honestly don't want joint custody- 6 months at Paula's house, 6 months at my house!
Hampton Ridge Block of the Month program is a 12-month program that will begin in October, 2013. We had so much fun making these little blocks and this quilt. We hope you will sign up and join in the fun too.