Monday, December 31, 2018

Antique Red and Green Applique Beauty - Month of Red and Green

What a lovely red and green wreath with a pink center and indigo blue berries! Starley Collection.

One of my most beautiful quilts - perfect for the holidays or any DAY! And yes, I will be making a pattern for it.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Red and Green Antique Quilt Fun Continues

Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival continues with a pieced triangle quilt - Lady of the Lakes variation. Starley collection

Aren't those strong diagonal lines striking!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Month - 1858 Signature Quilt

Today's offering is a mostly red quilt but it has some red and green blocks. Dated 1858 and made in New York City for a beloved Sunday School teacher, Sister Esther McAlister. Part of my Sign of the Times Antique Signature Quilt trunk show.
 Nice laurel leaves above and a wreath below.
 Isn't it an amazing demonstration of the love for their Sunday School teacher!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival - Tulip Peony Crib Quilt

Such a charming antique crib quilt with a center Lily, Tulip, or Peony block (goes by many names). Great chintz borders too. Starley quilt collection.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Red & Green Beauty - Unusual Antique Applique Wreath

One of the most beautiful antique quilts in my collection and a very unusual applique treasure. Starley Collection - Birds and Blooms trunk show.

Love the honeysuckle vine and the hand quilting to add extra motifs to the quilt.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival -Day 25

Lots of Red and Green on this early 1840s antique signature quilt from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Sandra Starley Collection.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Little Birdie -Red and Green Antique Quilts - Day 24

Birds and Blooms alert. I do love antique quilts with birds and flowers and especially if they are small/crib quilts. And if there is a touch of whimsy and cheddar too - well- YES!

Isn't he sweet! Part of my popular Birds and Blooms trunk show.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Another Super Christmasy Antique Quilt Red & Green Princess Feather

Red and Green Princess or Prince's Feather Quilt - Four block set with teeny inner Sawtooth sashing and fun border.  Makes me smile 'cause the feathers look like big pickles.

***Here's a huge trick for making a vine applique border work right -- put a circle in each corner and then each side of the vine can go join to the circle where ever it needs to and go from there.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Bethlehem Star, Red & Green Antique Quilt Extravaganza - Day 22

Can't celebrate the holidays and the Red and Green festival without a Star of Bethlehem. This one is unusual for a couple of reasons, one is the interesting appliques including snowflake shapes, another is the pattern background which blends in with the lighter star fabrics. Sandra Starley Quilt Collection.
Featured in the Antique Stars Trunk Show and the Patterns Through Time Lecture too.

Look at these delicious early fabrics, 1830s and early 1840s.

Aren't they beautiful!

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival - Odd Fellows Quilt

Red and Green Applique quilt with an unusual  center depicting Odd Fellows' symbolism. Circa 1850, Maryland. Sandra Starley Collection.

A whole hive of  tiny bees flying around the beehive - bees are embroidered from metallic thread.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Extravaganza - Day 20 Rolling Stone quilt

Rolling Stone signature quilts were very popular in German communities in South Eastern Pennsylvania in the 2nd half of the 19th century (1850-1900). This one is in my collection, Sandra Starley Antique quilt collection and is part of my Antique Signature Quilt Trunk Show as well as my Quilts Stars, Quilt Masterpieces, and Patterns Through Time Lectures/classes.

Here's a close-up of the fabrics and the block for Levi G. Laudermilch. Likely the next generation was using the surname Laudermilk.

This quilt is the only one I've seen so far with an alternating star block.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Super Christmasy Quilt -Day 19 Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival

This is probably the most Christmasy quilt in my collection. Such a happy quilt!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival Day 18 - Peony or Lily

Day 18 of my Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival is a Peony or Lily quilt. Sandra Starley Antique Quilt Collection.

A very formal and orderly quilt BUT the stems and leaves are whimsical and fun~

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Red & Green Festival, Antique French Star, Day 17

Such and elegant red and green quilt, this French Star hails from Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Part of the Sandra Starley Antqiue Quilt Collection and shared in my Patterns ThroughTime Lecture as well as my Antique Stars, Quilt Masterpieces Trunk show or quilt study class.

An uncommon pattern, likely due to the fussy piecing and expert skills required to make the pattern.

Isn't that border the perfect finish!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Day 16 Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival

Can't share Red and Green without sharing this Red and Green antique signature quilt beauty from the Sandra Starley Collection.It is one of the stars of my Antique Signature Quilt trunk show.

Dated 1850 from Chester Co, Pennsylvania. Quaker family, made for Enoch and Mary Worrall.

Fun fact - it is literally a red, white, and green quilt as there as people with the names of Scarlett, White, and Green on the quilt.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Red & Green Antique Crib Quilt - Day 15, Red Green Extravaganza

Look - it is a Christmas wreath on my circa 1850 signature crib quilt from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 

 A true Civil War survivor quilt

Antique Red & Green Quilt Festival - Birds & Blooms Day14

Of course, no Red & Green Festival would be complete without my favorite quilt - Quilted Joy!
I love the birds and berries and blooms! It is the star of my Birds and Blooms trunk show of antique quilts.

It is a 9 Block Rose of Sharon quilt with a fab floral border and very little negative space.

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