I'm naturally curious (in case you didn't realize that) and I've been wondering how we arrived at the colors of the season.
Red and green are associated with Christmas. Here is a great article on how the colors became emblematic of the season! We think of Hanukkah in terms of blue and white colors and Time printed this article on the symbolism and history of the use of blue and white for this holiday here.
Ruth Finley was a writer of a book called Old Patchwork Quilts which took 14 years to write and was published in 1929. For the next few years, Finley wrote syndicated articles on quilting including this one below.