Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 8 and post #100 1858 Heart Quilt

This beautiful signature quilt was made for Sister McAlister of the Willett St. Methodist Episcopal church in New York City. She was a founder of the Sunday School program and her husband was the Reverend at the church. She was born in England and he in Ireland. It is dated 1858, they were both in their 30s. Full of love for Sister McAlister.

This block's sentiment is from the Bible 1 Peter 4: 12-13
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." Signed by Almira Losee, NY 1858 (quilt made in New York City for Methodist Episcopalian Sunday School Leader Esther McAlister.

I adore how this quilt literally exudes love - look at how many blocks have multiple hearts in them!

And if you look very closely, you'll see there are hidden hearts in the centers of the 2 wreaths on the right. Lots of Methodist Episcopal hymns and Bible verses and other expressions of love.

Would anyone like to do this as a pattern? Perhaps as a sew-along?


  1. Beautiful quilt - like a valentine - thanks for posting!

  2. I'd love to have the pattern for that quilt but I don't think I could keep with a quilt along right now. I''m already committed to several quilt projects and need to get them finished before a new start.

  3. Interesting to study the layout. There seems to be an attempt at a patterned placement in some ways (corners, centers), but in other ways the placement of the blocks appears random. Makes me wonder if women were asked to make certain blocks and not everyone complied. Some blocks appear repeatedly--others are one-of-a-kind. I could study this quilt for hours, but with all of the applique involved, I know I wouldn't be able to sew along. : )

  4. Lovely quilt. Those three blocks with green really stand out. Maybe a quilt with out repeating blocks.

  5. It is a beautiful quilt, love red and white.

  6. Wonderful quilt! I love that it has appliqué and inked verses. I would do this quilt. I would do it as a sew along.


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