Monday, November 12, 2018

Cheddar Birds -Antique Appliqué Quilt

Such an odd duck? of a quilt! Birds and fish and roosters surrounding Whig Rose or Rose of Sharon. Part of my Birds and Blooms trunk show.



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cheddary Sunshine - Antique Quilt

A cheddary sunrise to brighten your day. New York Beauty, Rocky Road Quilt from Starley Collection.

More on this pattern can be found in the new book: Southern Quilts by Mary Kerr and about a dozen other quilt historians including yours truly.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fussy Cutting -Antique Quilt

Fussy cutting is all the rage now but it is definitely nothing new and has been done for hundreds of years. Here's a wonderful example from the 1880s. Ships Wheel Block. 
Enjoy. Be sure to click on photos to see the details.




Thursday, November 8, 2018

Antique Inspiration - Learning From the Past

There isn't just one way to recreate an antique quilt. Here's a wonderful antique star quilt in my collection and then 2 very different quilts that were inspired by the antique. 




Wednesday, November 7, 2018

More Nine Patch Fun - Antique Quilt

Here's another fun 9 Patch quilt top. Enjoy

Another block with a 4 Patch center.

And the back of another block - the blue is Indigo and it was vat dyed which is why it is so dark on both sides.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Antique Signature Quilt - 1840s

Charming inkings (inked drawings) from my antique signature quilt from Delaware Co, Pennsylvania. Dated 1840s. Part of my signature quilt lecture. Be sure to click on photos to see the wonderful details!!!
 Wonderful birds and then a lovely flower. And great blues and Turkey Reds.
 Another simply framed signature.

Monday, November 5, 2018

1841 Maryland Signature quilt - Antique Quilt

This is still my very favorite signature - 1841 by Evalina L. Shaw. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived in Maryland when the quilt was made.  See detail and then full quilt below. Part of my popular antique signature quilt lecture/trunk show.



Sunday, November 4, 2018

1840s Quaker Quilt - Antique Signature Quilt

Unusual color combination of green and yellow in this early signature quilt from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Part of my antique signature quilt lecture/trunk show.


Look at the detail on the Pownall's block

And this charming bird inking!!!


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Even More 9 Patch Fun - Antique Quilts




Here's another block (Dolly Madison Star) that is designed in a 9 patch format and also has a nine patch in the center block. Isn't it interesting to see how different each of the four blocks look with the different color placement! 

And here's my antique reproduction, Wonky Cheddar Stars. They are also pieced in a 9 patch format.




Friday, November 2, 2018

More 9 Patch Quilts - Antique Quilt

Nine Patch is also a general category of quilt construction - like this Goose in the Pond block which is composed of 9 sections/segments which just happen to include 9 Patch elements. And this particular quilt also has 9 Patch blocks used as corner stones in the sashing !

And many stars are composed of 9 sections. like this one. It is on point so tilt your head to see the construction ;)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

More Antique 9 Patch Fun

More of that ever popular 9 patch. (See more in my Patterns Through Time trunk show)

This is a detail (1/9th) of a Double 9 patch -

 Here's a full Double 9 Patch from the same early quilt (1840s)


And this is another 9 Patch - an Uneven 9 Patch

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

More Antique Nine Patch Quilts

Today's Nine Patch Quilt is actually faux patchwork, preprinted patchwork, aka cheater cloth from about 1840. Cheater cloth is not a new thing. And doesn't the fabric look like modern with the animal prints.

More of the same preprinted patchwork


And my favorite part of the fabric is this potted rose!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Antique Nine Patch Quilt

Still love this early 9 patch (1830s) - enjoy. Starley quilt collection




Monday, October 29, 2018

JOY and LOVE



We need to spread love and Joy


Hope this brightens your day!

The paper piecing pattern is available in my Etsy store







Sunday, October 28, 2018

Quilted with LOVE - antique quilts

Let's all spread love - here are a few antique quilts to help share love.




Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tulip or Lily Quilt - Antique Floral Quilts

Love these wonderful red and green tulip or lily quilt block

 So charming to make whimsical stems and leaves

 And the beautiful quilting - lovely sunflower!

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