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Thread: Antique red & white quilts?

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    I am looking for examples of old, traditional quilt patterns that are particularly suited to using just red and white and that can be done with jelly roll strips. I just got 2 JRs of red and 2 JRs of off-white because I love the look of those old quilts.

    Do you have any examples or ideas of classic blocks or simple JR quilts that would look good in red and white?

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    An Irish chain? :D:D:D

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    Drunkard's Path - I know YOU can do curves no problem, Pam! :mrgreen: :-D

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    Hi Pam,
    I am not sure if this would be a jelly roll type quilt (you seem to be able to recreate things so maybe for you! :-) )
    I received this antique baby quilt in blue & white and love it...maybe something like this
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35362-1.htm
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    Baskets?

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    matching reds or scrappies?

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    Thanks for the links, I'll have to look around. An Irish Chain would be interesting though the red JR strips are very much in the same tone of red. Not sure if there is enough contrast in any of them.

    Curves aren't a problem... it's not wanting to do them that's the problem. :-P

    JR strips sewn together to make larger shapes is a possibility, depends on how it would look in the pattern. I'll have to keep that in mind when looking so that I'm not keeping locked into JR shapes.

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    I believe there are 10 different reds and 10 different whites (I'd have to look again to be sure) but you get the picture. There is nothing but red on the reds, no other color or white on them, just different shades of red making up the fabric pattern. Same with the white-on-whites.
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    i'm thinking delectable mountains. there's a way to do it with no waste.

    if you're interested i'll try to find the method for you.

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    I love red and white quilts. In your case I would call that "controlled scrappy". My suggestion is a Pineapple Block quilt. Also a simple block such as Ohio Star in scrappy reds and neutrals can make a big impact.

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    How about a Bow Tie quilt? I just finished a baby Bow Tie in yellow and white as a baby gift. It's an older pattern and works up fast and is very pretty in two colors. I'm wanting to make a pink and white; green and white and blue and white one also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    That is such a great site.

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    I just remembered that I have many 1 yd cuts of red and white but it is bright white. I'm not sure I want to mix bright white with the off-white JR but it can look good. I believe the red JRs are the same very intense red of the other fabric.

    I haven't done a bow tie in well over 10 years. I thought of it because of seeing the dimensional bow tie being talked about and I remembered that I did one of those in a sampler quilt. (that still isn't quilted, by the way)

    I've never done a Pineapple before.

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    Ooooh, that link has blue and white too. I like the border on this quilt! Never seen that before. Kind of goes with my avatar quilt with the hearts.

    http://www.rockymountainquilts.com/f...uilt_q8546.php

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    [color]One of the first quilting magazines I bought had a red and white Ocean Waves quilt in an advertisement that I thought looked stunning. [/color]

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    I like Burgoyne Surrounded

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    I vote for Irish Chain. This one belonged to my grandmother, but sadly I don't know who made it.

    You can't tell from this shot, but many of the reds are different fabrics.

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