I've now uploaded the completed quilt, no longer a WIP... for those who viewed/faved it as WIP, Red Red Rose, this is the same quilt, simply an updated photo.
The project was not only to complete the quilt, a challenge in terms of piecing, but also to use a whole bunch of reds that I received as a result of a fabric exchange. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
The compass and the nyb units are all paper pieced. (For the non-quilter's - nyb stands for 'new york beauty' - the units so named because of their resemblance to the statue of liberty's crown).
This quilt was started as a personal challenge, but also as a Bar Mitzvah gift for a young man who has been a USC fan since he was about 2yrs old... hence the red/gold theme and title.
Original design by Jacqueline de Jongg.
Quilt won 3rd place in traditional pieced quilts category at Road to California Quilt show, Jan 2009.