Thursday, March 10, 2011

Red and White - Motivation!

I've decided that it's time to get into 2011 and learn some new things. Like what is a Blog anyway - and how can I have my own?! So, here I go -
My motivation to bite the bullet and just do it comes from the Red and White 'quilt talk' circling around the quilt world because of the exhibit later this month in New York. I have long loved two color quilts - especially red and white - but.... since I can't be in New York I  have enjoyed the quilts already shared by others and am happy to participate in this virtual quilt show of Red and White quilts.
Here is what I find in my collection; some vintage and some that I have made along with a bit of information about each.

Redwork Embroidery

This c. 1910 quilt exhibits fine embroidery in many familar designs seen on Redwork quilts. The handquilting is dense in triple clamshells. I think both the use of the double nine patch setting, which lends dramatic diagonal interest, and the small squares on point border make this a special redwork example. I love how she just cut off the border instead of fussing with perfection! It adds interest, makes me smile and gives me 'permission' to do the same.

TIMEOUT - I'm exhausted from getting this far - I know it will get easier but for now I'll say - check back tomorrow!


  1. I am so happy you are blogging. And you know I love this quilt.

  2. Congrats on the new blog and thanks so much for adding your quilt to the online exhibit. Composing a blog post is work but very fun. I love your quilt!

  3. Welcome to blogging - you will have lots of company here! I enjoyed seeing your redwork quilt and learning it was dated 1910. I also have one that is dated 1913 and contains the same redwork flag design as yours. I all ready have one red and white quilt posted to Taryn's site and will add the redwork quilt tomorrow.

    Have a good weekend.

  4. Love seein your Red and White quilts, Jeanm! Welcome to the blog world! It's great fun once you get over the initial learning curve. I think it took getting snowed in over Xmas 2008 to finally get me off my duff. We could not get to Portland to see the kids and grandkids so I just sat at my computer for 10 hours trying to forget it was Xmas and trying to figure out how to create a blog. Then once I got that far, I couldn't leave it alone and didn't come up for air for 4 days! By then the snow had melted!

  5. Just checking to see if this goes through on annonymous. Again, great quilts. Didn't realize you had that many red and white quilts.

  6. Hey! Glad you got a good nite's sleep under the old log cabin quilt. As your personal picker I'm glad I heard that little quilt scream "Take me to Jean"! Glad you're blogging!!


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