Caesar's Crown is a technically difficult pattern which is probably why I'm collecting antique versions rather than making one of my own. This is a signature quilt from 1851 from Berks/Montgomery Co, PA (near Philadelphia) from the Starley Antique Quilt Collection.
It was made for Elizabeth Bickel or Bechtel (seems to depend on the neighborhood and how English or German it was). The blocks were "signed" written by a paid professional scrivener or writer.
Such beautiful quilting expecially for a signature quilt which generally have very basic quilting as they are "all about the signatures/names".
As the Tidying Continues - Over the last few days as the Great Tidy up of 2017 takes place there is something of a treasure hunt happening. There are tote bags with projects, product...
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