Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Red and White Quilts...

Wonderful Red and White quilts and popping up all over blogdom in an online version of the American Folk Art Museum exhibit in NYC later this month. This online "exhibit" is hosted by Repro Quilt Lover...

When do you think you have too many quilts? When you go for a weeks saying "I wish I had a Red and White quilt to post" then remember that you own three! Duh!!! OK, so one is quilt top..

The Red and White applique quilt on the top of this post was purchased in Gettysburg Pennsylvania back in 1994. It is a very folk-sy version of a Princess Feather. I really like the reverse applique done in the center of the feathers.
Second is a Redwork quilt. This came from an estate sale in the Washington DC area also in the early 90's. The border design is very unique. It looks like it was embroidered before being sewn to the quilt. I also like how some of the block designs "break-out" of the embroidered borders.

Finally a quilt top made up of four large reverse applique blocks. I found this in Baltimore. I like using tops as teaching samples so I have quite a few in my collection.

And just as I was ready to hit send...it hit me...I have another little red and white (14 inches by 14 inches) Remember when the Madder repro fabrics came out in the late 90's? I loved them but wasn't quite sure how to use them. Then a coworker brought in a little antique doll quilt and wouldn't you know it there was the original madders! So I made a little repro of that doll quilt...

On another subject...hope everyone had a great Fat Tuesday! I made Jambalaya last night with some freshly made pralines for dessert. This morning we had our King Cake...a little over the top perhaps but they are supposed to be!

14 comments:

Sherrill said...

WOW, you have a GREAT collection of red & white quilts..almost enough for your OWN show! LOL Didja get the baby in the king cake?

Taryn said...

I had to laugh when I read the beginning of your post. I thought I only had one red and white quilt but when I went searching through my piles to find it I also came up with three. It's almost like forgetting some of your children. I love the redwork one; it's one of the prettiest I've seen and thanks so much for adding a Prince's Feather to the exhibit. It's spectacular!

Sherry said...

Ok I need to know what is a king cake.

Cathy said...

These quilts are so beautiful. I wish I had a red and white quilt to post a picture of. Hugs.

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts
oh my I love those 4 blocks you found in Baltimore
there is a blue and white antique quilt in one of my books I have always loved, that block is unique, how lucky are you to own them. I would love to make a quilt with that block someday.
The princess feather is amazing! just beautiful.
what a treasure.
thank you for sharing with us.
Kathie

Barbara J said...

Love your red and white quilts! 3 at that! And of course your little doll quilt ... just gorgeous!

paula, the quilter said...

That Princess Feather quilt is lovely! Check out this post I did in 2009 about a red & white Princess Feather that has some wonderful quilting.

paula, the quilter said...

Oops. Forgot the link: Princess Feather

Tonya Ricucci said...

love that folky princess feather. I've only ever made one red and white quilt and it turns out that not only do I not have a photo of it but my dad and stepmom, the theoretical owners, have no idea where it is and do they even have it. ah well. Now I would not count that madder as red!

jovaliquilts said...

Thanks for the red and white quilt show! And I love your king cake! If it's not over the top, it doesn't really count.

Barb said...

Just loved all of the quilts you showed...red and white is always a winner!

AnnieO said...

Fantastic variety in your R&W collection! Is that last applique one a lobster block? I don't have any red and white quilts but sure do admire them.

taylorsoutback said...

Your Princess Feather is stunning...the quilter who made it must have been a happy person - it just sparkles with movement.

Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

The Princess Feather applique quilt is gorgeous. I have never seen one in an antique shop. You made a good purchase.