Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Antique Love Birds and Valentines Quilt Makeover

Detail of Virginia crib quilt, circa 1850, a true Civil War survivor. Since this bird is on a crib quilts with lots of hearts and flowers, I believe he is being shot with cupid's arrow rather than one from a hunter.

I have recreated the antique quilt twice, one in a traditional miniature version and another in a modern makeover for the Riley Blake fabric challenge. You can see the bird made modern below, bottom, right.

And here is one of the antique Valentine Hearts and Flowers - and the mod version is above, top, right.  Look at that beautiful hand quilting - double rodding (double lines).


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