Tuesday, August 14, 2018

O is for Ocean Waves - Antique Quilt

O is for the Ocean Waves pattern. Such a charming design. Late 1800s Ocean Waves top - Starley Quilt Collection.

Monday, August 13, 2018

N is for Nine-Patch - Antique Quilts

N is for the ever popular Nine-Patch block. Today I'm sharing two early Nine-Patch quilts from the Starley Collection. Both are from the 1830s.

The first example is a Double Nine-Patch.

Double Nine-Patch - each block is composed of 9 Nine-Patches and plain blocks.

Early (single) Nine-Patch

Sunday, August 12, 2018

M is for Monkey Wrench - Antique Quilts and Modern

M is for Monkey Wrench quilt.

This funky one is named Monkey Business for quirky reasons. S. Starley Collection

1920s Amish Monkey Wrench/Churn Dash. D. Starley Collection.

And this is my Modern Monkey/Churn Dash - patterned by yours truly

Saturday, August 11, 2018

L is for Log Cabin Quilt - Antique Quilts

L  is for Log Cabin.  Antique Log Cabin quilt from Pennsylvania circa 1885. Starley Quilt Collection.

A striking Barn Raising setting

Another one from my collection - this is a summer spread without batting. It features a wonderful cheater print made for the United States Centennial in 1876.

Friday, August 10, 2018

K is for Kite - Antique Quilt

K is for Kite block (it is also for Kansas, Rocky Road to Kansas, that is :) This X block is called Kite.

Detail of K or Rocky Road from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

With an awesome neon stripe backing

Lancaster quilt alongside the Kite quilt my Great Grandmother made in the 1930s. These two quilts are part of my Patterns Through Time trunk show.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

J is for Joy, Quilted Joy

J is for my joyous Rose of Sharon antique quilt that I've christened "Quilted Joy." Part of my Birds and Blooms trunk show. Circa 1850 from Ohio. Starley Quilt Collection

Look at that sweet little bird

And this red bird eating berries or grapes

And one of the best applique borders EVER

My miniature version: "Quilted Joy Too"

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I is for Indigo Blue Fabric - Antique Quilts

I is for the fabric of kings. The natural and very strong, stable dye - Indigo.

Lots of indigo in my Uneven Nine-Patch Quilt top from the 1840s

 The top has a fabulous swag and tassel border.

More indigo from English bird medallion quilt

Rich, dark, indigo print from the 1830s

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

H is for Half Square Triangles - Antique Quilt

Today's stop on the alphabet journey is H - Half-square triangles. Hosts of half squares in this 1880s quilt.
A horse novelty print.

Lots of other wonderful prints including a dated 1876 Centennial print.

See! Lots of half squares. Enjoy

Monday, August 6, 2018

G is for Goose in the Pond quilt - Antique Quilt

I'm having fun each day figuring out what quilt in my collection matches the alphabet prompt of the day. Goose in the Pond is today's match. 

Still one of my favorite blocks and I especially love this one with the sawteeth 'coping strips' used to make the block fit with its friends.

Early 1900s from Ohio.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

F is for French Star - Antique and Vintage French Star Quilts

I thought about sharing feathered friends (bird quilts) but remembered my French Star quilt collection which is perfect for this jaunt through the alphabet. French Star is another of my very favorite pattern and I share several in my Patterns Through Time trunk show. It is an uncommon pattern.

1870s French Star from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

1940s French Star

Saturday, August 4, 2018

E is for English Paper Piecing - Antique Quilts

Spent the weekend sharing English Paper Piecing. Here are a couple from my collection.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

C is for Caesar's Crown (Antique Crown Quilts)

One of my very favorite pattern to collect is Caesar's Crown. Below find close-ups of three from my collection from the 1800s.  These are part of my Pattern Through Time trunk show and also my Signature Quilt show and Quilt Masterpieces. Wouldn't you love to see them in the cloth!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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