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Classic

One of my quandries with quilting is the rapidly changing world of color style. On the one hand I LOVE to see fabric, color schemes, etc. that are new and fresh. On the other hand, I sometimes look at my old quilts and don’t love them as much because the fabrics and colors are “dated.” I’m sure that in a few years I’ll be looking at my orange and teal stuff and thinking the same thing. πŸ™‚One color scheme that I think is always classic is red and white. I love it! Sure, the shades of red may change, but that combo always looks good. So last winter I finally made a red and white quilt for myself.

I love these peonies (my favorite flowers) on the back.

This is a quilt I made for the store at the same time, from the same fabrics and the same size (4″) squares. [We had ton of really good reds last winter.] Only this quilt was made-up in a split nine-patch pattern. It was really fun. I LOVE that pattern – so quick and easy to make a complex-looking quilt. I love comparing the two quilts. They make nice companions. But I only got to bring one of them home to live with me.

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5 Comments

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    Jackie
    February 11, 2009 at 4:46 am

    I love this quilt! Perfect for Valentine’s day!

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    The Quilt Buddy
    February 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Love the quilt! It will always be a classic!

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    February 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Of course I love the red and white. I love the simplicity too. It shows off the pretty fabrics.

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    Sherri
    February 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I love both of the red and white quilts…especially the red toille backing!

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    Millie
    February 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I love your red and white quilt. Like Jackie said perfect for Valentine’s day. I am also always changing my colors. I realy enjoyed reading your post, because I am a lot like you. Like the old quilts, but then I like the brighter colors too.

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