Red and white quilts have that "homemade" charm of a simpler time when fingers, knotted from years of hard work, pieced and quilted with love all these covers that we treasure today. Years ago I was fortunate enough to have found a full red and white quilt top and some blocks in a box at a church sale. I completed the quilt top, hand quilting a moderate design, and sold it. Ditto, the quilt blocks. I made a few small wall hangings from them. Unfortunately, I have no photos of the full quilt but here is a floral star block from the box that I finished as a wall hanging.
(The photo quality looks poor because it is a photo of an old photograph. My scanner is not currently hooked up.)
Some years ago I was fortunate enough to have been asked to handquilt this beautiful red and white schoolhouse raffle quilt for the Vermont Quilt Festival. It was pieced with beautiful red prints. Some lucky person won this :)
(Photo taken before the edge was bound.)
So my current project, the Just Takes 2 quilt along, is filling a void. When it is finished I will have my own red and white quilt ;)Thank you, MyStory, for the link! I'm so glad to know that others have a high regard for some of my favorite of quilts. And it was nice to go back in time. I had forgotten about these!