Have you heard of pink fabric called Double Pinks or Bubblegum Fabric?
This refers to a color pallet of dark and light pink creating a tone on tone pink over all color with texture. It is a very popular color combination. It has been popular since the early to mid 1800’s and you will find it in quilts from the mid 1800’s through today. Here are some examples of antique fabrics. I have many of these in my collection.
Double Pinks from the 1800’s -1950’s
Here is site with this vintage pink for sale – http://www.nieszvintagefabric.com/productlist.aspx?categoryID=25 including the fabric in the first image in this blog entry.
Next are some examples of Double Pinks in Today’s Fabrics
Below is a very Art Deco 1930’s geometric image but surprise. This is also on the market today with RJR fabric – pink waffle.
The bubble fabric below is a lovely double pink batik from Hoffman
Here is a Bubblegum Pink fabric with 4 shades of pink and a very modern image from New Castle Fabrics.
The double pink style is also used in fabric for breast cancer support. This one is from Timeless Treasures.
Last but not least here is my newest antique quilt top acquisition from circa 1880. Look at all those double pinks between the baskets. I just love it. The double pinks are also great with the old Chrome Greens. The Amish liked to put those 2 colors together.
Can not wait to quilt it but first I will need to baste it. So 505 Spray and Fix will be my next step.
Thanks for checking out my blog, Jennifer