All text for the Quilt-Specific Colors written by Amanda Sikarskie. If the 1870s and 1880s were “the brown years,” the 1920s could be called the pink years.Chrome yellows are brighter than butterscotch, another popular yellow from the same period.Use all five in various areas of your home, frame one and give it as a gift, or save them and swap them out each year!
Joanna included a whole sheet of patterned clovers that you can cut out and attach anywhere on the print to make it your very own design!Indigo continued to be common in cotton fabrics through the Edwardian period.Today, indigo blue dyes very similar to those made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are still common in African quiltmaking and are sometimes used in contemporary American art quilts. Bubblegum pinks, however, are easily distinguished from the others by their cool undertone and general resemblance to chewing gum. Many pinks were popular in the 1910s, ‘20s, and ‘30s, including double pinks and salmon pinks.
Wool and flax were often dyed with this early indigo blue and used as a solid in wholecloth quilts and calamanco.