An 1850s coxcomb and currant variation - only one I have seen with the berries making a figure 8 around the combs. Also they only one I've seen with this interesting border combination. Starley quilt collection.
Love the border basket motif.
And it inspired me to create this applique repro block.
Here's a detail of the hand applique and hand quilting with some trapunto work as well.
And the full quilt repro quilt: Pennsylvania Posies for Paducah. Made for the Pilgrim-Roy Invitational Challenge to benefit the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. It did double duty as I donated the quilt and then purchased it back to share in my "Rising to the Challenge" trunk show as well as my "Everything Old is New Again/Learning from the past" trunk show. It is also available as a hand applique class.
Baltimore Garden Quilt Layered Flowers - On the original antique *Baltimore Garden Quilt* made in 1848, many of the flowers were created by arranging and sewing tiny fabric petals one at a time, ...
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