On the 23rd of March the American Folk Museum will be hosting a display of over six hundred red and white quilts. Taryn from the blog Repro Quilt Lover is asking people to post about the red and white quilts they own and linking to her blog so we can have a virtual exhibition.
I don`t own many red and white quilts and the one I do is probably the saddest specimen that will be appearing.
This is a single bed sized quilt. Rather thin and worn but the pattern is quite striking.
It hardly counts as red and white now. It`s had a hard life and is more like a red and dirty grey.
Each of the white blocks are quilted with a sunflower pattern. The quilting is all hand done....
...because if your sewing machine quilted like this it`d be sent for repair pretty quick!
I do have a wholecloth Welsh quilt with some beautiful quilting but it`s more of a burgundy and off white so may be a bit of a stretch to include it.
You can see one side of it under my heading photo.