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.