Friday, August 24, 2018

X is for X Block - Antique Quilts

X marks the spot - for the signature. X Block or Old Italian Block was a popular pattern for antique signature quilts. Here are two from the Starley Quilt Collection - featured in the Sign of the Times, Signature Quilt Show.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, circa 1850.

Chicopee, Massachusetts, dated 1848.

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