Thursday, February 4, 2016

Planning for a Jubilee

Next year the Utah Quilt Guild is celebrating their 40th Birthday and as part of the celebration they are hosting a Ruby Jubilee!  So fun, if you have never seen a Ruby Jubilee it is a beautiful collection of quilts all done in reds and whites.   Just stunning!!!    I have always wanted to make my Braided Irish Chain pattern as a 2 color quilt and figured this is the perfect opportunity to do so!!!   So I started to plan and quickly realized . . . I can't decide??

What do you think, White Chain with a Red Background . . .  or



Red Chain with a White Background


Which is your favorite???
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81 comments:

  1. Red background is my preference.

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  2. Red background is my preference.

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  3. Can you mix it up with light blocks in the middle?

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  4. I prefer the white on red, but also thought a band of red on white, or even a border that echoes the design, but in reverse would be stunning.

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  5. Both are nice but the red background is really striking.

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  6. Love both (I'm a help, aren't I;-) I think the white background is more classic while the red is more modern.

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  7. The red background really makes this sing!

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  8. I'm with Hildy, I think the red background has a more modern feel...so it depends on what effect you're going for...classic or modern. I lean toward a modern aesthetic so I'd do the red background.

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  9. That red background is beautiful! Ultimately, whatever you decide will be amazing =)

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  10. Red background would be my choice.

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  11. They are both lovely, but for me red is the winner. And a little cat hair wouldn't show up as much.

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  12. I went back and forth so much that I made myself dizzy. LOL!! Still can't decide because they both look like winners to me!!

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  13. Can you do half and half so it is a positive/negative or mirror image effect?

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  14. I just about fell over!!! Make both!!!!!

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  15. Red background gets my vote! It's much more intense and modern :-)

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  16. I love both! Make both! And then send me one... :-)

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  17. Red chain with white background for sure.

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  18. I like red chain with white background.

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  19. White backgrounds are so common. The red background is classy and vibrant!

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  20. The red background makes it look more like a multi-faceted jewel so I would pick that one.

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  21. I think the red background looks great. Good luck with your final decision!! :-) Hugs, H

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  22. Back and front. :) I know basting and quilting it would be a nightmare, with no extra on your back, but it sure would look cool. Otherwise, I vote Red background

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  23. The Red background quilt is very striking!!

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  24. Red background with white chain. It's breathtaking.

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  25. Red background with white chain. It's breathtaking.

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  26. I prefer the white background with red chain. I am currently making a red/white also. I will be looking forward to seeing yours.

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  27. Red ;-) or white - cuz they are both pretty - but Red.... yes... red

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  28. Everyone seems to use white as a background color, so I'd use red.

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  29. Red background for sure (unless you go blue like I would--lol!).

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  30. White background! Always white for me.

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  31. Red Background.....or like comment # 3

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  32. they are both pretty. i prefer the red back ground. aren't a lot of quilts done in white back ground?

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  33. Love, love, love red & white quilts! I like this pattern with a white background, but both ways are stunning! Good luck!

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  34. Red for the background! It'll be beautiful either way!

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  35. I too am wanting to do a red and white quilt - I even have the yardage bought, just looking for some inspiration - had thought to do a sampler, but since I have your book, am rethinking my plan. I am currently obsessed with the look of a crisp white bedcover so I would go with a white background. Thank you for your kind inspiration.

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  36. My son would say do one on the front and one on the back!

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  37. Definitely the red background - it is much more stunning!

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  38. Depends entirely what you like, and what colors are where you would display it. It's going to be beautiful either way. Personally I think the red background is a bit distracting to the design, but they aren't actual fabric so that would change everything. Look forward to seeing it in phases.

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  39. I like the two tone look for this quilt, my favorite is the white chain on a red background.

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  40. I like the white background quilt the best, but I must admit it was a close call to chose.

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  41. Wow love them both, how about making one of each? One for the front and one for the back!!!

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  42. Not much help here; both are beautiful!! If I absolutely HAD to choose though, I would choose the white on red. Why not do one of each and use one as the back and one as the front? That way whatever mood you happen to be in could be the one you display! Hey! I think I just found my next quilt project! LOL!

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  43. White chain, red background! Stunning

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  44. I like the red background! But I agree with others as well that I would do both!!

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  45. I agree with the votes so far-- Red background!!! Very striking. :-)

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  46. I like them both, but go with the red background.

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  47. I like the idea of doing the outside with a red background and the center 4 large blocks with a white background - but that may create an issue with the 9Ps. Either way will be beautiful.

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  48. I like the white chain on the red background the best

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  49. The white chain with the red background is my favorite, but both are really nice. This will be an exciting event!

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  50. Gosh, they both look great! I say make one of each as a way to show how different colors can make a quilt look different.

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  51. Ooh difficult decision, but I think I like the White background better!

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  52. Go big with the red background

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  53. Red background. I like the white background but the thought of keeping all that white clean scares me 😬

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  54. I was just slightly leaning toward the red background, but not even a strong enough preference to "vote" but then I opened this blog:
    http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2016/02/vintage-and-vintage-inspired-quilts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FQFMlk+%28Quilt+Inspiration%29
    and decided that red on white background quilts, like the first two in the post, are lovely.

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  55. Both versions are beautiful, but I like the white chain with the red background. It's stunning!

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  56. Loved the red background but then went to the link in comment 75 above, and absolutely loved the white background. I guess i could go either way! They're both bee-u-tiful!

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  57. white background is my favorite! :)

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  58. Love bothbut I especially like the white background with the red.

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  59. Love bothbut I especially like the white background with the red.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa