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:

Meredith said...

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.

Kim said...

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!

Jan said...

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

Lisa said...

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. :)

liz said...

Yes, that is an exciting new project.

Mary said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Barb said...

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

Donna in SW PA said...

Can't wait to see it!!

Amy said...

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

Lori said...

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

Sharon said...

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

krisgray said...

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

Kathie said...

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

Juliann said...

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

Daniƫlle said...

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

Janet said...

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.

LuAnn said...

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

Lee Prairie Designs said...

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

Aunt 'Reen said...

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

Irishgirlsews said...

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

Karen said...

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.

Quilts And Pieces said...

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

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