Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pennsy Dutch Colors...and a Winner!

This was tough - how to choose a winner when there were so many inspiring color moods going on! I kept going back to one comment about Pennsy Dutch Colors - something I had never heard of. After a little research - I come to find that Pennsy Dutch Colors are the Pennsylvania Dutch Colors used to embellish the hex signs in the Amish country. The colors used for painting the signs were carefully chosen because of their added meaning. Blue conveyed protection, white purity, green abundance and red strong emotion. I started wondering if the quilts made by the Amish women, could also be interpreted by their color.
So...the winner of our Pom Pom giveaway is SewPrimitive Karen - for leading me to such interesting color lore. Please send me your address and we'll get you a handful of fabric to have fun with!


karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Congrats to the winner!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You picked a deserving winner. How interesting. I'm going to have a look into that myself. Congrats to Karen.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, I am in shock. French General fabric!!! All for listing my favorite color combo. Address on the way :-)!! Karen

Rose Brier Studio said...

Kaari, I love the thought you give to picking the winners. And it's wonderful to learn a little more about Amish and Penna Dutch/Deutsche colors.
Congratulations Karen!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the trivia girls! Congrats Karen!