Saturday, December 16, 2017

Antique Star Quilt -Month of Daily Quilt Treasures

This charming antique double star quilt is from about 1885. Part of the Sandra Starley Collection and my 1800s Stars trunk show.

The main star is a  "blazing star" and  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.

This sweet  little LeMoyne star is the sashing corner post. Love the scrappy star and what a lot of work for a corner post - most are solid squares or simple piecing, like 4 or 9 patch blocks.

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