In case some of you are not aware there is an exhibition of Red and White Quilts in New York this week. It is only on for a week, and no matter how hard I looked at my calendar I did not have enough clear days to go out and see them!
However lots of bloggers have had their own show, and I know lots of blogs will feature posts on the quilts once they have seen them this week.
I hear there will be a book about the show, so that is something I will look out for. In the meantime I think you can buy fridge magnets, so when I am in New York at Easter I will be buying them from the American Museum of Folk Art whether I need them or not!
I have a feeling I will succumb to the book of quilts from the Museum too even though I have the first book they published a few years back. I will have been seduced by the two great exhibits they have on into a spending panic! Here and here
In the meantime Minick and Simpson have a pre show post with some links.
And here is a video of some of the great quilts those travelling to the show will see.
So I have been inspired to start a red and white quilt too. I think my stumbling block to sewing a red and white quilt previously was the thought of only using two fabrics. However I have gotten over that by sewing mine with lots of reds, not just one!
The quilt has been inspired by one that I have always liked from the American Museum in Bath in the UK. It is a crib quilt, but I think I will sew mine to a lap quilt or larger. Depends on how many fabrics I find in my stash!
FYI my blocks are 8in finished.