Several of my friends have been experimenting with brighter color palettes lately with great success. I have to admit, I do enjoy the colorful quilts they have been coming out with. It is the case however that I still have a strong affinity for Civil War Reproduction fabrics: I love the way they honor our past and maybe more importantly, how they fit so well into my more traditional decorating style. Bright and colorful doesn't necessarily have to equate with contemporary, I have decided upon some reflection.
Examine the picture above. It is Kenneshaw Mountain, a pattern by Red Crinoline (Bonnie Blue), and is one of their remakes in a fabric collection called Hampton Ridge, designed by Paula Barnes for Marcus Brothers. Look at that cheddar yellow, the turkey red, and that really awesome shade of not-at-all-boring blue. All told, that comes together to form a pretty bold look and I really like it. Really really like it.
I am pretty sure that a quilt with these brighter fabrics is in my line up!
Gloria, Gwenette, I am still waiting to hear from you with your mailing addresses. You were both winners of my 1500th blog post. I'd love to send a prize your way!