Monday, July 4, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Happy 4th of July !  As today is Independence Day in the U.S., we decided to show a small red, white and blue quilt project which Marina has been working on.  We've been interested in red, white and blue ever since we posted about this color combination. I'm pleased with the combination of cyan, blue-violet and blue-red.

Red, white and blue, 24 x 32", by Marina Lynn, at Quilt Inspiration

The project was inspired by an antique commissioning pennant, circa 1837, seen at auction.  I used batiks for the red, white and blue background.  The "stars" were printed on fabric using a cyanotype process. Right now it's just a quilt top, but it will be quilted soon.  You might notice that the cyanotype strips have a wrinkled or "distressed" appearance... I'd like to think of it as lending an antique look, but in all honesty it comes from not ironing the fabric before it was "printed". I've decided not to let it bother me!

Happy Indpendence Day, and thanks to everyone who is following our blog.  We love our readers !


  1. Lovely quilt Marina, it was also interesting reading about your inspiration as well.

  2. Love this design and its fascinating inspiration!


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