Sunday, January 2, 2011

Whig's Defeat

Can we ever get enough Red and Green?? I know a lot, if not most of you, are like me, and the answer is NO. I'm constantly trolling eBay and other sites looking for pictures of quilts for my files, and one I found today is too good not to share.

I admit that Whig's Defeat is one of my favorites, but even so, this quilt, listed by seller denverantiques, is just stunning. Check out the auction here for more pictures. I love the touch of double pink, and the clamshell quilting. This is going on my "to-do" list, and not at the bottom either.

Did you know Barbara Brackman has a new blog on Civil War Quilts? Every week she will post a free pattern for an 8" block, as well as stories of people that lived during the war, and links for further reading. What a great project! My record with BOW's is not good, but I'll have to try harder. This is the first week's block, Catch Me if You Can. There's still time to start and not be behind yet! She is also posting pictures of people's progress as we go.

If you remember, I posted a picture of a quilt called Travels in Time in an earlier post. The quilt used the Sophia Pearce "tablecloth" fabric. Linda from Quilt Crossings contacted me to tell me that she has some of the fabric in both colorways, as well as some of the Bouquet fabric which is so great for Broderie Perse. You can order it here. This is a must if you are making the Morrell quilt, as it's what Di Ford used for the Broderie in it.

While you're there, be sure and check out her great kits and patterns. I don't know if you know this, but I'm partial to cats. :) I picked up this great pincushion pattern there.

She also has some wonderful kits from a designer I'd never heard of, Woolylady. I love them all. Thank to Donna from The Cat's Meow Two for putting me in contact with Linda.

In the previous post I had an incorrect link to Jeanneke's Little Grace Quilt tutorial. I've fixed it, or you can click here. You'll have to scroll down a bit. Have a great week, and maybe next post I'll actually have something I've sewn to show you.


Taryn said...

Hi Lisa, great minds think alike. I have that whigs defeat quilt on my "watch" list (not that I will be able to afford it) and bought the exact same cat pincushion kit when I was at Primitive Gatherings last October.

Janet said...

What a quilt!!! Thanks so much for sharing it - what gorgeous colors and fabulous quilting.

Dorothy said...

The red and green quilt is BEAUTIFUL.
Thanks for showing it to us.

Janet said...

I've been thinking about Whigs Defeat for awhile too, it's on my list somewhere too. This one is a beauty. I have a couple of pincushion kits from the same designer though not the kitty.

Cheryl said...

Ohhh! Whigs Defeat is a beauty! I'm starting to catch the red and green quilt bug! Cute pincushion!

Lori said...

I think the Whig's Defeat quilt should go at the top of your list! This one is a real beauty!!

taylorsoutback said...

Oh my word! That red & green beauty is a heart-pounder!
Will check out the info - provenance???
Wouldn't it be grand to sit down with the quiltmaker & just talk about her creation ?
Thank you for giving us the image & link.

Sue said...

That's a wonderful wigs defeat. Love the pink in it . It would have been oh so easy to put white against the red. Brave of her indeed.

Love the new header too.

Nancy said...

Answer to "ever enough red & green quilts" is the same as yours, NO! This is beautiful. Love your little pin cushion with the kitty. If you get a chance, visit my blog for a kitty story.. we got a new one and we weren't even looking!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great quilt...I've been reading Barbara's new blog too and just finished my first block!

Anonymous said...

The Whigs Defeat is certainly a stunner. I might just join you when you get started !

Sheila said...

Hey Lisa,
Love the red and green quilt - it is gorgeous! The blog world is all abuzz about the new Brackman blog. She is a force in the quilt world, for sure.

Beth said...

The kitty pin cushion is perfect :-) And I love the pattern to the Whig's Defeat quilt; truly a gorgeous work of art.


Pinkadot Quilts said...

That red and green quilt is a stunner! Beautiful!!!

Kathie said...

this quilt is just so I would love to reproduce it
nothing better then red and green antique quilts
what a cute kittie pincushion!
thanks for sharing it with us

Julia said...

What a beautiful quilt..just stunning!
I'm doing the CW blocks too..BB is amazing..
Julia ♥

5Foot1 said...

Oh that Whigs Defeat is just stunning and I have the perfect red fabric to make one too. I look forward to watching everyone's CW blocks appear.