Thursday, September 27, 2007


I receive several catalogs specializing in bedding for the home. I rarely order from these catalogs but I do find it interesting to look through them and note how this industry mirrors the popularity of quilts with their inexpensive imports. A recent one from linensource indicates a shift towards stripes. I couldn't believe how many quilts sporting stripes were shown, going both horizontally and vertically. And I'm not just talking striped fabric here. My grounding in traditional antique quilts spotted many variations on the "strippy quilt" theme: wide bands of different fabrics. varying in width and value. The one pictured above astounded me, though, with its quilting (click on picture to see more detail). This is so reminiscent of the North Country or Durham Strip Quilts with the vertical cable design running up the panels. Some Amish bar quilts look very similar.

Here are two of my own versions of strippy quilts. Both alternate strips of fabrics with strips of pieced blocks.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Good morning! I work with Baby Lock sewing machines and have lately been exploring quilting blogs - I just found yours, and I'm really enjoying it. These particular striped quilts are just beautiful!

I look forward to returning to see what you post next...