Now, I am no expert on School house quilts but they mainly seem to be done in red and I am thinking that this is perhaps due to the colour of the typical school houses in America back in the day. I would love for someone to comment with a bit of history round about now!
However in our modern era, the rules are no longer a restriction and you could go from something semi-traditional in red (I would vote this as my favourite) to a multi-coloured sensation
Blue is my colour and that is what I had in mind. In the meantime why not have a practise run and tackle this miniature schoolhouse quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
To download "The House that Kaffe Built" designed by Kathryn Patterson click here.
Happy Weekend Quilting Everyone!
Oh I do love your school houses, they look sensational.ReplyDelete
I love yours Cath! Love the bright colors. Of the ones above, I think my favorite is the semi-traditional, too. Love the diff. shades of red and the diff. patterns on the fabrics.. red is my favorite color. :o) Can't wait to see yours in blue! I love red and white and blue and white quilts. xoReplyDelete
Oh Cath - I love these! How could I not :) I have yet to have a go at a school house block...maybe after all the hullaballo of my swap is over......ReplyDelete
I made a school house block many years ago and now I am doing the houses with Terry of Terry's Treasures , a simplier block but still fun and a way for me to use us some scraps. Thanks for that link I may have to make one .ReplyDelete
Love this block! Enjoyed reading this post!ReplyDelete