Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival




I'm happy to have another opportunity to participate in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Here's another favorite from my antique quilt collection. If you were lucky enough to attend the Home Machine Quilting Show 2 weeks ago, you may have seen this quilt hanging in my quilt appraisal booth. I also had a special antique exhibit which included the hexagon quilt pictured in my last post and which caught Amy's eye .
This c. 1885 blazing star is a good example of the colors, fabrics and styles of quilts of the 1880's and 90's. It has 2 red novelty prints with horseshoes (equestrian designs were very popular) and the typical reds and blues and light shirtings. The small star corner posts elevate the quilt and the double pink sashing is the crowning touch for this quilt star. Please click on the photos to see more detail of the fabrics. And please let me know if you have any questions about antique quilts.
Stop by my second blog as I am showing another c. 1890 star quilt for the festival-a cheddar orange variable star and its newly made reproduction.





56 comments:

  1. I love the dynamic colour placement in the stars. Maybe this is where my love of pink in quilts comes from! Thanks for inviting me over. I am becoming a follower right now!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Antique quilts are my favorite. (I loved that Hexagon one!)

    I'm so glad to have discovered you as a resource!

    amy smart

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  3. I love antique quilts. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  4. I love the multicolored stars. Give the quilt an amazing effect. I will come back and peruse your whole site! Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

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  5. This quilt is so freakin stunning, I'm speechless! (A very rare occurrence, I assure you.) Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. I can't imagine the work that went into such a quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. aren't those corner posts incredible...

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  8. LOVE IT!!!! it's stunning!!! and INSPIRING!!! thanks~

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Love the shimmery look of some of the stars and of course, the double pink sashing!

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  10. It's amazing what one can do by hand, I can't imagine the amount of hours this would have taken. You're so lucky to be able to work with beauties like these.

    Carolyn

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Love how the center is dark and it fades into the background.

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  12. Very pretty, I love how the stars are a bit different. Star quilts are one of my favorites :)

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  13. Beautiful! I love star quilts- they are truly a favorite throughout time!

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  14. Very dynamic looking quilt.

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  15. isn't it amazing how these antique quilts stand the test of time from both design and workmanship standpoints! thanks for sharing, sandra. beautiful quilt!

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  16. What a beautiful quilt, I love the soft reds.

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  17. the cornerstones are awesome. great quilt.

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  18. Gorgeous quilt -- I love those Lemoyne-based stars!

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  19. What a lovely antique quilt. It's neat the way the maker set in the smaller stars within the sashing.

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  20. Beautiful quilt, Love the oldies, and I am glad you shred this one.

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  21. What a beautiful quilt - thanks for sharing with us.

    Thanks also for visiting my Quilt Festival post. ;)

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  22. Just like the cheddar orange one, this is a great antique quilt, and well preserved, too.

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  23. Just wanted to say thanks for all the visits and comments thus far-thanks.
    Sandra

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  24. Beautiful! It's nice to see an antique quilt.

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  25. Just yummy, yummy stars everywhere.

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  26. I love stars! What a beautiful quilt!

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  27. I love the color scheme of the stars. Dark centers to light on the outside. Very nice! Sandy

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  28. This is a real beauty! I love quilts from this time period.

    I love antique quilts....I think we can learn so much from them. I'll be back to look at your blog some more!

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  29. that's a beautiful quilt and your description helps us to appreciate it even more.

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  30. Wonderful star quilts. I love antiques. The one in your header is smashing too. Thanks for sharing the quilts!

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  31. Oh I love antique quilts, and I am so happy you paid a visit to my blog. I have an antique quilt that my great aunt made not sure what year there is no label on it.I love the stars always love stars and want to some day make a quilt with stars. :)

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  32. Gorgeous quilt - thanks for letting us share it!

    And we seem to think the pink/red combo is so modern :)

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  33. A beauty in very pretty classic colors - just lovely!

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  34. Your antique quilt is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  35. A very clever use of colour in this quilt and particularly so with limited availability of fabrics back then.

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  36. Sandra, I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this... I could just stare at it for hours.
    Thank you so much for coming to get me, for sharing and for teaching us, and I will certainly be back!
    Nice to meet you, Sandra!
    Valentina from Cyprus

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  37. lovely stars and the timeless beauty of shirtings makes it doubly appealing!

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  38. I love the colours and piecing on this quilt, thanks for sharing (and thanks for visiting my blog too), x

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  39. What a wonderful example of a vintage star quilt. I enjoyed seeing a close up of the printed fabrics, especially the red and blue ones. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your kind comments about my peacock quilt.

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  40. Thank you for sharing this. It's so interesting to learn more about antique quilts and it's good to know that there are people out there taking care of these treasures!

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  41. This is beautiful. thanks for the link.

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  42. ohhh this quilt is really stunning! i love it!
    many thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  43. Beautiful. The old quilts are so beautiful. I love them. Thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a comment. Your work must be very interesting.

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  44. This quilt must have had good care because the colors are still vibrant! Amazing after all these years!

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  45. Wow! Those tiny stars are impressive and add a lot to the quilt design!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  46. WOW! makes me wonder if they sewn it all by hand or if they had help.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  47. Sandy, I pleased to finally discover your blog! I was in such a rush the morning I read your post on my Quilt History Reports blog I didn't notice that you had left a link. It is so exciting to see more and more quilt history blogs. I love seeing items from others antique quilt and fabric collections! Have you ever visited Ann Champion's Quilt Cupboard? It's another great one. http://annchampion.com/?cat=17

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  48. a lovely quilt--all those stars are just wonderful. the colors are great and nice together. fantastic to have drawn inspiration from an antique quilt. thanks for sharing. come visit me if you have time:
    http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/

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  49. Such a beautiful quilt!~I've enjoyed the last few quilts you've posted here and look forward to going back into older posts on your lovely blog... I'm putting you on my list on my page so I can keep up with new postings!!!! :)

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