Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Antique Quilt -1850 New Jersey Signature Quilt Part 2

To see the full quilt and more of the story of Elizabeth Hoppough's quilt from Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, click back to yesterday's post. To see more of my antique signature quilt collection, tell your guild or local shop or show, to contact me 

Here's the full block for George Edgar Cox

Don't you just love that tiny gingham check on Ms. Hoppough's block! People often think checks like this are modern repairs but they are definitely period prints.
**Note: one of the tricks to make a reproduction quilt look authentic is to mix prints and checks and plaids as that was a common practice in the 1800s.

And who can resist a Turkey Red and yellow floral strips and the leaf hearts!

And red & white polka dots - always a winner. And those other dots that kind of look like eyeballs ... so much wonderful fabric.


  1. THANK YOU sANDRA for all your tips to do a quilt with an antique look .It is what i think also

  2. Polka dots and checks aren't fabrics I tend to lean toward when making "vintage look" quilts. Good to know.


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