Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Okay, I am ready to cut the red fabric


Last month I was able to visit many wonderful quilt shops around the U.S. and bought lots of reproduction fabrics. Maybe I should even say I bought LOTS and LOTS of reproduction fabrics. Hey, no time to sew but plenty of time to stock up. Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista, California had a good selection in stock of Judie Rothermel's Quaker Quilts collection. Alas, I don't think I bought enough of the background and I cannot remember where I bought it and which Jo Morton shirtings line it came from. I've had the quilt below in mind for some time and I took advantage of the opportunity to buy enough reproduction reds that I could even finally bear to use some. Oh, and I visited Common Threads Quilting in Waxahachie where I bought the book pictured above. They had several patterns they reproduced from some wonderful antique red and green quilts.


Don't you just love the variety of red prints (plus a sprinkling of different backgrounds) in this old quilt?

23 comments:

  1. Great book. I also like Red, Green and Beyond. Have fun with your purchases. I am looking forward to seeing what you decide to create. It is not always easy for me to cut into my reproduction fabric.

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  2. Love that book and YESSS! Love the scrappy reds and backgrounds in the old quilt. Can't wait to see what you cut those up to make!

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  3. Oh, yes I love it, too! Those reds are luscious & will look beautiful in an Irish Chain!

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  4. Taryn, what a great project! The background is from Seneca Shirtings. I think it's okay to cut into those, because, technically, they weren't in your stash. :)

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  5. Yes, that is an exciting new project.

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  6. The old quilt is beautiful. I love a red and white quilt! Looks like fun!

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  7. Your reds are yummy. What a stunning quilt they will make. And I am jealous! Shop hopping over the USA. Sounds like heaven.

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  8. What lovely reds. they'll make a wonderful quilt!

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  9. I LUV red fabrics.I hope to do a red quilt someday soon.Your fabric choices are wonderful.

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  10. That is going to be amazing! I love your wonderful stack of reds!!!

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  11. I love that book and those reds are great! This will make a beautiful quilt.

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  12. Love the reds - b/c I have some, too! Can't wait to see what you do.

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  13. omg I had that book and the companion book out yesterday its right here on my desk
    this is scary. Oh let me look and see if I have that fabric if I do I will send you what I have.
    ah yes maybe I need to make that quilt too.
    make sure you wash those reds :)
    Kathie

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  14. That looks like a really fun quilt to be working on. enJOY!

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  15. Don't worry!! One can never have enough reproduction fabrics hihi!! Love your reds!! have lots of fun cutting them! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

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  16. Gorgeous reds! They'll make a gorgeous quilt. Love the scrappy reds in the antique - in the big picture of it you can hardly see that it's not all one red.

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  17. That is a great book. You have some nice Baltimore patterns in your earlier post. Love all of your red repros, too.

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  18. I love the reds also. I use them alot in making my quilts. I have some of those from your collection!

    Have fun working with your new fabric!

    Carolyn

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  19. Beautiful fabrics and quilt pattern!
    I do like the idea of shirtings for the background too!

    Best wishes on the completion of this quilt project!

    Doreen

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  20. I love the quilt.....the background is just perfect!! Shirtings are hard to find these days. The Book looks so interesting, I must have one too....Thanks
    Wendy

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  21. I like the triangle border on the quilt. Red & white quilts are always a hit with me anyhow and the border really sets this quilt off.

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  22. Oh baby! I LOVE this quilt! Now I want to make one!

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