Friday, June 10, 2011


Getting it done and enjoying the process.

Two color quilts are so American .

Turkey Red quilt were very "IN" in the 
19th century.
Read all about it by clicking on Turkey Red.
I enjoy making quilts with lots a different fabrics in the quilt,  as my late friend Cindy always said
" when in doubt add more color".
I usually follow her good advice but their is something soothing and peaceful to make a two color quilt.
Is it connecting with quilters who have gone before me? Remembering how for them to make a quilt it took much more planning  and saving scraps of clothing.
I make quilts for my own enjoyment. In the 19th century quilts were made more often to keep a family 
member warm.
Everything had a purpose and nothing was wasted.
Me I throw my scraps away.
{not too many though}
So two color quilts lets me remember if only for a short while....
and they are BEAUTIFUL  !!!!!!


Kathryn D. Duke said...

I love the red and white quilt. My maternal grandmother made a red & white one but can not remember the pattern right off hand and my daddy has it at his house still. I have often thought of decorating our den in red, white, and blue one day and using the quilt on the wall!!

Perhaps one of your relatives will also do this one day with this quilt!!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Eileen!

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is stunning!!

Kyle said...

Your red and white quilt is looking fantastic. Simple, yet elegant is my philosophy. Great job.


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