It is believed that the term “Washday Blues” may have several origins: First, it took about three days of back-breaking labor to do laundry back then, and that would surely give anyone “the blues”. Another theory is that the term comes from the bluing that was used to brighten the whites. This collection focuses on that particular color of faded indigo – indigo that wasn’t left in the dye bath as long and produced the lovely shades of medium to light blue that we love. One of the strongest dyes, Indigo was often used in utility (washday) clothing and, of course, quilts, because it would maintain its color through many washdays.
7425-1, 7425-3, 7425-8, 7426-1, 7426-3, 7426-7, 7427-1, 7427-17, 7427-8, 7428-17, 7428-8, 7428_1, 7429-1, 7429-8, 7429_12, 7430-1, 7430-7, 7430-8, 7431-1, 7431-8, 7431-7