QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Friday, May 16, 2014

Richmond Reds for Moda at Spring Market

Richmond Reds
Project Quilt from Moda

Richmond Reds collection for Moda


Quilt shops are ordering fall fabric this weekend at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My showcase collection is Richmond Reds.

String quilt blocks by Becky Brown

It's a line of mid- to late-19th century reproductions with each
print named after an American town, north and south.

The signature print is a reproduction of a 
mid-19th century floral we've called Springfield after Lincoln's hometown.

Good Fortune by Georgann Eglinski

Austin in Rebel Red

It's not all red, but the classic madder red of the 1840-1880 era is the theme.


There's also a subdued bronze shade of green

Winnetka in Bronze

And several rich browns....
Springfield in Mahogany Red

Minden in Chocolate Brown

The floral above is named for Minden, Louisiana.


Here's the patriotic print, a small outlined star from right after the Civil War.
I named this print after Emporia, Kansas.

Winnetka in Rosy Pink

Reds shade to pink as in this basket weave
named after Winnetka, Illinois

Raleigh in Shirting Cream, almost a white

Albany in Aged

We've done a romanticized sepia colorway we are calling Aged.

Bloomington in Aged


Becky Brown did a traditional "Richmond" block
showing the range of contrasts in the line.


33" x 33"

And I did a small top that looks like a Christmas Star. I used a Moda free quilt pattern for 10"squares and reduced it to use with  5" squares (maybe Charm Packs or Layer Cakes cut into 4 squares.)

EQ Diagram


A - 5" squares cut diagonally for triangles.
B - Squares trimmed to 4-5/8"
Finishing to 4-1/8" squares.

4 Blocks make a 66" quilt


I am expecting the precuts for Richmond Reds to be delivered
in late summer with yardage soon after.
The scheduled delivery date is September, 2014

Look for more information about my sources for prints, colors and names during the summer. We'll be making Austen Family Album blocks up in it too.

 More information on this future group: Click here and do a search for the word Richmond.
http://storefront.unitednotions.com/storefrontCommerce/subcategorybrowse.do;jsessionid=F0A13FF06C8D98BD5F03D1DE7D1A0B58.storefront8080?subcategory-name=Richmond+Reds&path=Catalog%2f%2f%2f%2fFabrics%2f%2f%2f%2fFuture+Groups

13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful

The Civil War Quilter said...

Another great collection! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful collection

Jeanne said...

Really looking forward to this collection! That Moda star quilt at the top of your post is stunning!

Lori said...

What a wonderful line of fabrics!

Donna said...

I just love those reds. I am curious about how you chose the town names. I came from a suburb near Winnetka, IL.

Barbara Brackman said...

Donna---I just love the sound of the names. Winnetka is poetry.

Tinliz said...

Beautiful collection. Will there be a pattern posted for the star quilt. It is stunning.

Quilting Babcia said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and I love that featured quilt at the top.

Barbara Brackman said...

The star quilt at the top will be posted as a free pattern when the fabric is available. I'll post the link here.

Denniele said...

Stunning new line! I love all the wonderful reds! The main quilt is a wonder!

WoolenSails said...

I really love the new line and love how it looks in the quilts.

Debbie

Evelyne42 said...

Beautiful Line Fabrics