Here I go again, always behind by a few weeks. I stumbled across this blog entry by none other than Martha Stewart. I know she can be so polarizing. You either love or hate her. Well I love her, always have, always will and I am not ashamed to admit it. I was a little ashamed when she went to prison but we are all over that. So I came across this blog entry of hers and it started the crafty wheels in motion. I have always wanted to do a white and red quilt after seeing a beautiful family quilt displayed at my mother-in-laws house. It was an applique quilt with birds and flowers. Simple yet stunning. I have always been on the lookout for a pattern similar but never really seen anything that caught my eye.
The passion for a red and white quilt was renewed after viewing this blog post. Take a look, it is a stunning display and full of wonderful inspiration. I think my next quilt will be a red and white. Maybe even a baby heirloom quilt. I made a quilt for my son while I was pregnant and I plan to do the same with this next baby too. I love that the red and white is vintage without looking country.
Now I just have to learn to applique as that seems to be my favorite. I am always drawn to those beautiful flowers. I love the one on the bottom of slide 19, slide 14 and slide 35 takes my breath away. I will keep my eye out for patterns that will really pop in red and white. Oh I am excited. Thinking about my next quilt is always the most exciting part for me.
Which do you like? Take a look – Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts