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The Power of Contrast: Creating a Striking Red and White Quilt


I fell in love with red and white quilts when I first saw one at a quilt show. Years after I first discovered my love for quilting, I stumbled upon a block-of-the-month mystery quilt. The quilt was made entirely of red and white fabrics and featured large, star-like blocks. Instantly, I was drawn to the striking contrast between the bright red and crisp white. As it turns out, red and white quilts have been a popular and timeless color combination for centuries. And it's no wonder why! The bold contrast creates a visual impact that's both classic and modern, making this color scheme a versatile choice for quilters of all styles. Here are just a few reasons why red and white quilts continue to captivate us to this day.

  1. Contrast: The stark contrast between the bright, bold red and the clean, crisp white creates a striking visual impact that draws the eye.

  2. Tradition: Red and white quilts have a long history in American quilting, dating back to the 1800s. They were popular in both Amish and Mennonite communities and were often used as wedding quilts or for special occasions.

  3. Timelessness: Red and white is a classic color combination that never goes out of style. It is a color scheme that can be used for both traditional and modern quilts, making it versatile and enduring.

  4. Symbolism: Red is a powerful color that symbolizes love, passion, and energy, while white represents purity, clarity, and peace. Together, these colors can create a sense of balance and harmony.

  5. Attention-grabbing: Red is a bold and attention-grabbing color, and when used in a quilt, it can create a sense of drama and excitement. This makes red and white quilts a statement piece that can add interest and energy to any room.

Overall, a red and white quilt is a beautiful and striking choice for any quilter. Whether you are creating a traditional Amish quilt or a modern, abstract design, this color combination is sure to make a lasting impression.


Are you ready to take on a new quilting challenge? Join RoseIzzy today in choosing your favorite fabrics for a red and white quilt! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this color combination is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. And, I have some exciting news to share with you - next month, May 2023, I'll be launching a brand new red and white quilt pattern that's suitable for quilters of any level! So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite red and white fabrics and start planning your quilt today. And don't forget to join me next month for the big reveal of my new pattern - you won't want to miss it!


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Here's a close-up of the quilt pictured above. One of my favorites!


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