It’s no secret that Red is my favorite color. Last year, I was shocked to realize that I have only ever made me ONE red and white quilt. I’ve quilted several, but only one that I made myself. Oh, sure, every other quilt I’ve made has red IN it, but it’s always with other colors — red and white and blue, or red and white and green or black or…you get the picture! Not to mention all of the in progress quilts that I have with varying amounts of red and other colors.
Or, as I look through some pictures looking for other things, some other stuff I haven’t even ever posted about:
Last winter, I decided I wanted to make something that was all red and white, but deciding to do it was about as far as I got. It makes perfect sense, then, that I’ve spent the last little while contemplating ideas. And Pinning said ideas.
Because, why not.
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The tricky part is trying to decide between a quilt that would be super easy to piece, thus providing a canvas for fancy quilting….or do I want to get involved in piecing a Feathered Star quilt of my own, like the Radiant Star I made several years ago as a commissioned quilt….
but red….and will I be able to resist the temptation to throw in some other colors…and should it be scrappy reds and whites, or just two fabrics?
So many choices and ideas! Not enough time!
Have any of you made red and white quilts that you really love? Or have a picture or link to share, to add to my inspiration files? Let me know in the comments!
sharon donato says
Hi Suzanne – I enjoyed looking at all your beautiful quilts, especially the Radiant Star. I’m starting to pick out some fabric for a red & white quilt. I love batiks, so I’ll probably work some red ones in the quilt. I’m having a hard time deciding what kind of white fabric to use. What do you think of a tone on tone white. Or do you think a solid white would be better?
Personally, I’d go with tone-on-tone for the added visual texture, but be careful to look at the “hand” of those. Sometimes the printed part of those is a little stiff and yucky.
On the other hand, A solid will be a great background for quilted texture. I think that the trend these days with the modern movement is back towards solids, so….take my opinion for what it’s worth!