Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Red and Blue Quilt Top

This is an American quilt top I bought a few years ago.  I love the gorgeous colour scheme and how striking the effect of a limited number of colours is.

I think it may be an early nineteenth century top because of the darker colours. It`s hand pieced and the maker has been quite relaxed with the placing of the fabric colours within the blocks so that some seem to disappear into the background.
Here the same fabric has been used in the four patch and the background. You can also see that the two lighter fabric patches have been made up of two smaller pieces of fabric.  
There are some wonderful fabrics in this top...

I would love some of this blue cotton with the delicate flowers 
And this jazzy red,
And a selection of wonderful small prints.