Week 3 of Red & White Quilts! There are some amazing ones this week!
Red and White Basket Quilt
82.5 x 84
This was from a seller on eBay. The listing is gone and there is no more information that I found. It's a charming variation on baskets!
* * * * * * *Red & White Compass - Trapunto
This one is spectacular! There are small 4-star blocks between the compasses and trapunto work throughout.
You can see more here, along with the $9500 price tag!!
* * * * * * *Red, White and Gold Compass
This is owned by Susan from Rowayton, Connecticut. Isn't it lovely?
You can see more about it here:
* * * * * * *Red & White Nearly Insaane
This one is from our own times and is made by Frances from the UK. It truly is amazing.
You can read more about it and her journey here:
* * * * * * *Vortex Quilt
80 x 82
This beauty was part of the Infinite Variety Exhibit in New York that took place in 2011. The story of the collection is amazing. You can read more about it at the link below.
It sincerely astounds me. The work that went into the graphing and piecing is amazing. I so respect the creator of such a remarkable design.
* * * * * * *Pinwheel
81 x 87
I saved this one for last because it speaks to me in ways the others haven't. The name it was given is just "Pinwheel" but is obviously not representative of what we would identify as a pinwheel now.
It appears it is made of three different fabrics: muslin (probably) background, a black and white shirting for the starburst centers, and a turkey red with black and white print on it.
The motion of the teardrop spokes is fabulous. The quilting is detailed and well planned. I've been trying to figure out if the centers are pieced and then appliquéd and the teardrops added last, or if it's all pieced. If anyone knows anything about it, I would love to hear.
It was sold on "Invaluable" in 2014.
Thanks for joining us on our Red & White Journey!
- I am not a quilt historian. I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!
- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.