Sunday, December 3, 2017

Antique Quilt Treasures for 31 Days -Blog Challenge

I love sharing my antique quilt collection here and in trunk shows and classes, so please feel free to contact me, if you'd like to see the collection up close and hands on.

Here's a detail of another late 1800s quilt with printed patchwork (star with flowers) and lots of fun and funky details. Starley antique collection.

Here's the full crazy quilt top. This is a cotton crazy, quite different from the fancy silk and velvet beauties of the same era but with many of the same design motifs, cats, fans, flags, etc.

This block shows the Japanese influence that likely helped created the crazy quilt phenomena. The lower left piece is from another printed patchwork depicting scenes from Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado opera.  This is the crazy quilt block pattern and could be pieced in an uneven/crazy method. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never seen a crazy quilt out of cotton and in a block pattern like that. Fascinating!


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