Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Red and green

Civil war era antique quilt top from Pennsylvania, Lancaster Co. The pattern is a variation of King David's Crown, Brackman #3649. Blocks were hand pieced not appliqued and then joined by machine. One of the things I really like about this pattern is the secondary design in the off white background-a cross or 4 bells. Once I saw it, it is now the first thing I see when looking at the quilt; it would have been lost if the maker had added sashing.
I really enjoy these red and green quilts and this is another I may try to reproduce-just a few blocks or maybe one and I'd have to applique it as I don't have the curved piecing skills of this maker. Another top for my own quilt history and appraisal study and to share with my students. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. It's a beauty, Sandra.

    I would take you up on your generous offer to include an image of it, but I have all the photos I need -- except for a CLAMSHELL -- for an upcoming article I have written on CURVED SEAM pieced quilts.

    You are so kind and generous, as usual. See you in October at the AQSG seminar in CA!

    Julie Silber


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