Exploring quilts and textiles for education and enjoyment....welcome to the adventure!
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.
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!