Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wait A Minute---Why Not Red and White?


That Red and White exhibit (Infinite Variety) from the American Folk Art Museum last year really got people thinking about this two-color combination. Both the shops I hang out in have been doing something red and white. Above, Prairie Point in Shawnee, Kansas, had a show of contemporary red and white quilts in February.

The Sewhatevers at Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence are working on a red and white sampler.


Indiana Puzzle
Why couldn't you do all these Civil War blocks in red and white?

Right Hand of Friendship

There's an old tradition of red and white samplers.
Here's one dated 1877.


I Photoshopped some red and white into Becky's quilt

And Linda H.'s...
(I hope they forgive me)

Well it's an idea. Maybe you don't want to start all over again.
You'd have to buy new fabric.
And the most effective is solid red and solid white----You'd probably need 5 yards of each for a full-size quilt.


See more about the Infinite Variety Show here:

But prints are good too. See Gina Rockenwagner's quilt inspired by the show here:

9 comments:

Maria Stahl said...

And you'd have to prewash the heck out of your red so it doesn't bleed all over the white with the first wash.

Susie said...

Those red and whites are lovely. There was talk of a book of the exhibit................wonder when that will be published?

Cindy said...

I love red and white quilts. My first quilt was a red and white that I made for my grandparents.

KathiP said...

My guild did a red and white challenge last year in honor of the show in New York. The variety was amazing and it was a lot of fun. I had an old embroidered block that someone gave me which I used for the basis of my quilt. It turned out great and became a gift for my brother and sister-in-law.

Brenda said...

I love two colo quilts, especially red and white, pink and white ones are nice too.

Klazien said...

I love the red and withe.....When the patern is ok, two colors can make a beautyful quilt. thanks for sharing

Dreamquilter Elke said...

Dear Barbara,
the Civil War Quilt is great and the new book will stand on my wishlist for christmas. I had a ask : Can you make the new Acrobat from the block 32 Carolina Lily - I can´t find the new link. Thank you!
Elke from Germany
P.S. I will make this quilt with Civil War fabrics. How can I found out, if the fabric is a new print from old fabrics? Which can I use?
please answer: quiltfan@t-online.de

Rose said...

I was at Prairie Point Quilt Shop this weekend and they still have some of the red and white quilts hanging in the shop. Alot of them are small or doll size. So what am I doing today, picking out fabric for one of my own.

Rose said...

I was at Prairie Point Quilt Shop this weekend and they still have some of the red and white quilts hanging in the shop. Alot of them are small or doll size. So what am I doing today, picking out fabric for one of my own.