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?

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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.

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