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Some quilts contain examples of more than one of these colors and thus appear in more than one gallery.In addition to these galleries, a good reference for learning more about quilt-specific colors is Eileen Jahnke Trestain’s book, Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide, 1800-1960. Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts.
The quilts pictured in these galleries range from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s, and illustrate a wide variety of fabrics and techniques.
Understanding Quilt-Specific Colors: Chrome Green and Yellow Amanda Grace Sikarskie Each of these color galleries represents a color given as a value for “Quilt-Specific Colors” in the Quilt Index Comprehensive Fields.
Understanding Quilt-Specific Colors: Claret or Wine Amanda Grace Sikarskie Each of these color galleries represents a color given as a value for "Quilt-Specific Colors" in the Quilt Index Comprehensive Fields.
Chrome orange, or antimony, was commonly used in appliqué, especially in Pennsylvania, from about 1860 to 1880.
Butterscotch prints are often small, with the motifs closely packed together.