Sunday, April 3, 2011

Assorted stripes

Printed stripes were popular for furnishings and clothing at the turn of the 19th century and beyond ( 1790-1840). These stripes easily found their way into quilts...as sashing, in strippy style. I was reviewing some images from my fabric sample books recently when the stripes below caught my eye.











I think in the past, I dismissed these examples because there so much going on here...different widths, different motifs. They would, however, be perfect for a medallion set quilt. In the lower example, the smaller madder stripe could be used close into the center while the wider stripes would work further out.  I need to rethink these two beauties.

Medallion set quilts have been consuming me recently. Watch for a little annoucement on next week's blog!

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