QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Drunk Tank Pink

Double pink prints were popular fabric in 19th century quilts
 particularly towards the end of the century.

I saw an interesting piece on CBS's Sunday Morning recently
about how color influences mood.
We all know that blue is soothing but who knew that
bubble gum pink is too?

Drunk Tank Pink is a familiar shade that prison officials are using
because it calms aggression.


Who'd a thunk it?

I guess it also has a calming effect on quilters too.

Quilt by Genoa Rox Hunter
Freeman, North Carolina





Quilt by Sarah Stein Dietrich,
Berks County, Pennsylvania

The reverse of that quilt

Already I am calmer.


21 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

There was a classroom in my elementary school painted that color...

Virginia said...

I didn't see the program-they might have mentioned this-a coach of the University of Iowa football team had the visitor's locker room painted pink! He thought it would give the home team an advantage as the pink would cause the vistors to lose their edge.

Kathie said...

I love pink as a background fabric and will have to make a few more quilts using pink.
maybe its time for you do a line of double pinks? pinks from the 1840's 1850's 1870's etc.
get the idea?????
hmmm a pink and green line , icky greens, poison greens, those bright lime greens I have been looking for ....what do you think????
kathie

Dorothy said...

I read this reason for the popularity of double-pinks in quilts at this time: Women bought double-pinks by the bolt for children's clothing, both for girls and for boys. So they often had lots of scraps and leftovers that could be used for quilts.

Debra Spincic said...

Love bubble gum pink! My studio walls are in that very shade of pink.

Janet said...

Some fabulous quilts in this post! I love them all - such a great color. I second Kathie's suggestion for a line of double pinks and repro greens!!

WoolenSails said...

I think I would go mad if someone put me in that room, lol. Pink is pretty but usually I go with rose shades for quilting.

Debbie

Every Stitch said...

Thanks for the calming thoughts! Not what I would find calming I don't think but no doubt studies have been done. Lovely collection of quilts mind you- thanks:)
Hilda

Lori said...

Love it! The last photo and caption was the best! LOL

Anonymous said...

I love double pink! Great quilts I would love i my collection. Catherine

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I saw the piece on CBS and thought it was hilarious. I'm not a huge fan of pink, but I'm thinking I need a pink room to put my hubby into when I bring home those big bags of fabric!

Hubertine said...

Lovely! I just have finished a top! I have used an pink background and brown borders. I'm very happy with it result....if you're curious, you can look at my blog!

Taryn said...

I guess there is a reason they made Pepto Bismol that color.

Vicki Greisman said...

So that's why my parents painted my sister's and my room candy-apple pink.

Laura in IA said...

In the same time period Virginia is speaking about I read a newspaper article about the then fashion color of hot pink. It advised that if you wore that color, male or female, the person/people you were speaking to/with would more likely agree with what you said. Never tried it so I don't know if it works.

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