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!