I love antique red fabric! I love antique quilts that have red…I love to imagine what the red looked like when it was new. Some antique red fades away to tan. Here is an old top that had the fading problem. The make used 2 different reds….clearly one had better dye than the other
At one time that tan was as red as the rest.
Same story on this one. I bet it was a beauty when all the tan was red!
Some reds stay nice and bright!
These tops are all waiting for me to do something with them, but I got another one Yesterday! It is an 4 patch UFO and I guess it to be from about 1890…and the red is great!!
A good bit of the work is done, some joining of pieces is needed, and there is a pile of 4 patches waiting to be added.
There are some interesting fabrics in this one
and the best part is all the “extra” red fabric!
there are 2 fabrics that are similar but different.
I have not measured for yardage but there is a lot
The fabrics are in great shape, it must have been stored well.
I cant wait to get it all put together…..I might add the red yardage as a border…or I might hoard it forever and be afraid to use it.