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.

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