August 21, 2011
Red and White Quilt Excitement
Maybe its being a Canadian of
that I find myself drawn to red and white
For 6 glorious days in March of 2011
from New York quilt collector Joanna Rose
Red and white has been a classic color combination in quilt making,
since the early 19th century
with the discovery of colorfast Turkey red dye
derived from Mediterranean madder root.
Redwork embroidered quilts also flourished .
remains just as charming and popular today,
including machine embroidery applications .
I challenge you to look through your stash,
or find something new ,
and create a red and white quilt .
It could be a quick strip quilt,
maybe with a few extra colours,
or a collection of Yoyos
made into my all time favourite.
pin cushions might better fit your fancy and timeline .
l’ll try some of the Valdani pearl cotton
on the new Lecien Whitewash
and a Rosalie Quinlan
or Crabapple Hill design .
Then lets get together and have a red and white quilt show party
at Satin Moon in November !