Her patterns are well worth buying as they not only include the history but also stencils for the original quilting pattern. One theory as to why red and green was so dominant during the mid 19th century was that these colors were more colorfast. Dying this fabric was time consuming and therefore expensive. The fabric color was done by either dying yellow over blue or blue over yellow. Eventually a more colorfast green was developed but the red and green color combination had been common in home decorations as well as quilts for some time by then.
Perhaps the answer is found in Froncie Quinn's quote above.
Do you have a t-shirt collection from rock concerts, auto shows, or marathons that you'd like made into a quilt?
Memory quilts can include photos, t-shirts, sports uniforms, etc.
Thank you, Betz, I've really enjoyed playing with your fabric so far!Themes for memory quilts include: Click on any photo to make it larger to see more detail. -- Doreen (Washington) Rainbow Charity Quilt Each block on this quilt represents the person's favorite charity.*Photos on this site are ownership of Original Quilts and should not be used without permission. Half of the hand prints on this quilt were completed when my client was young, and the other half were completed recently to complete the quilt. The charity names are each embroidered on the hears, then appliqud onto each block.For more information, please see the copyright page. The embroidery/appliqu was completed by Cottonwood Creations. Children's Clothing Quilt My client sent me a box of her daughter's clothes to incorporate into a quilt.Photo Graduation Quilt This quilt has photos within each block showing the graduate with family and friends. Half of the hand prints on this quilt were completed when my client was young, and the other half were completed recently to complete the quilt. The photo below shows detail of four of the blocks. -- Cindy (Washington) Rainbow Travel Quilt Each block on this quilt represents the person's favorite place to travel. The embroidery was completed by Cottonwood Creations. "Pam communicated with us constantly about the status of our project, any choices or options we might have and gave us access to digital images of her progress. There were many bright red's and blue's so we made this the focus on the quilt.