Shirting Prints for ContrastShirting is an old name for a print design featuring small, simple figures on a light background color. Figures are set far apart to let lots of background show through so they read almost as a white or ivory. Several designers offer classic shirtings—- the perfect neutral to capture a period look: 1870-1920.
|Antique log cabin block with shirtings as the neutral contrasting with darker prints. About 1880.|
|Woman wearing a
shirtwaist dress, about 1900. Fashion demanded shirtings|
for everybody so there were plenty of scraps for quilts.
|Betsy's Basket Poppy Star Chains|
|Kindred Spirit II Cream Dancing Boxes|
|Butter Churn Basics Cream Petal Stitch|
|Cream Bushel Swirl|
|Bramblewood Sable on Parchment Briars|
|Freedom Bound Navy on Cream Wisps|