This year my quilt guild has entered a few inter Guild swaps, we decided to swap blocks and chose red and white as a common theme. So eventually we could use the blocks to make a quilt for ourselves or for charity. Above are my swap blocks from 2 lovely ladies in the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I love red and white together, there is a new book I saw on Amazon called Red & White Quilts: infinite varieties: presented by the american folk arts museum and have it on my wish list. Its a catalogue of the Park Avenue Armory exhibition, showcasing the collection of Joanna S. Rose.
I thought I’d share some of my favorite quilts from my pintrest board, above is an antique Welsh quilt dating back to 1880’s. The simple lines, in red & white with impeccable quilting, perfect simplicity. Below is an antique Amish quilt.
Some people believe that Welsh quilts may have inspired the Amish when they first settled near Welsh communities in Pennsylvania.
and finally a wonderful courthouse steps quilt by Needles and Lemons.