Friday, May 11, 2018
But I LOVE double pink reproduction fabric. So it was fun to make the blocks for my reproduction quilts from my repro scraps in pink, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. Above is Eileen Trestain's book Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide, 1800-1960, open to the 1880-1910 pink pages. It's a great book for anyone making reproduction quilts, or collecting antique quilts and blocks.
When it comes to my third RSC quilt (THREE RSC quilts? Yes, I know, I have a problem!), I chose a different path.
I make lots of children's quilts for charity. If you put pink fabric into a child's charity quilt, that automatically makes it a girl's quilt. In my experience, boys and their parents will not choose a quilt with pink in it. Several charities I give to have said they get many more "girl" quilts than "boy" quilts.
Because of that, I generally make quilts with bright colors and leave out the pink. A girl can choose a bright colored quilt, and so can a boy.
So I'm not adding any pink to my third RSC quilt, Fly Away Home, since it's eventual destination is as yet unclear.
But I still have lots of pink scraps. So...
So that's a lot of pink! My pink scraps are seriously diminished.
Thank goodness for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I hope you're "in the pink" this week, and every week.
Cheers for reading this,
Links to Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.