You have to love anyone who appliques horses, pigs, and dolls on quilts, don't you? I know I do. Such a wild and wacky sampler from the 1880s with lots of unusual appliques and wonderful cheater cloth (faux patchwork) prints. Starley Collection.
Cheater print mariners compass and horse applique
Pieced sunflower and pig and doll applique and an anchor and initials. And a zigzaggy stairstep block
And that crazy quilt cheater print that I adore and that was extremely popular in the later 1880s and 1890s.
Here's another sneak peek of my Birds and Blooms Lecture/trunk show that will be June 8, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. Scroll down to see the event flyer for all the details and also the lodging flyer. Please email me if you have any questions.
More from my antique quilt full of love! Made for a beloved Sunday School/Bible teacher in New York City in 1858 and full of poetry, hymns, Bible verses, and LOVE!! Part of my Sign of the Times show - Come see it in Kansas in June
Just a bit of my bird quilt collection - old, new, American fabric and African prints. Guess which ones will be flying to Kansas this June in for my Birds and Blooms trunk show? Join me for an amazing event!
Antique Rolling Stone signature quilt blocks from Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania and dated 1865. Names were written "signed" by a paid scrivener (writer - see his initials in corner) and some blocks still have the original signed paper from the named person. Part of my antique signature quilt trunk show. Come see them in Kansas City KS June 7-9, 2018
This block was written for Susan Binder. Yes, the scrivener was dyslexic and also not a native English speaker - his 1st language was almost certainly German.
Another treasure from my Textile Time Travels to the New England Quilt Museum is this 200 year old Chintz hexagon masterpiece. Be sure to click on pictures to enlarge and savor these beautiful fabrics. And to see other amazing chintz and early quilts, join me in Kansas in June ...
Provenance on the front of the piece noting that it was started in 1816 and finished in 1817
Wonderful fussy cutting in the hexagons and special center designs as well.
Love this fabulous antique Prince's or Princess Feather Quilt with such detailed applique -just look at all those thin cuts. I especially love the hearts at the ends of the feathers and the basket border
The greens are fugitive/unstable dyes, likely synthetics and would have been a rich tree/grass green when made.