Friday, November 30, 2018

Unusual Antique Signature Quilt - New Jersey

Such an interesting combination of blocks and a makes for a striking quilt.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Funky Eagles - Antique Eagle Quilts Separated at Birth?

I can't hide my love for bird and eagle quilts: the wild, and funky, and folky, the better!

Folky eagles all in a row, Starley Collection.
 And this one from Sue Cummings' collection is very similar although flying straight and framed with a graphic border.

And here's my super folky eagles or peace doves?
And the twin from the International Quilt Study Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cheddar Zigzag Quilt - Antique Quilt

I'm such a fan of cheddar quilts, zigzag settings, stars, and novelty prints that I had to get this quilt top. Hope you enjoy seeing it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Rolling Stone Star - Antique Quilt

Detail of antique Rolling Stone signature quilt with a very unique setting - on point with alternating star blocks! It is the only one I've ever seen done this way. From Pennsylvania. Part of my Antique Signature Quilt trunk show and my Patterns Through Time lecture as well.

Here's one of the names - Levi H. Laudermilch (also seen as Laudermilk).

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hex Be Gone - Fun With Antique Hexagons

Late 1800s Hexagon Quilt - part of my Patterns Through Time trunk show. Enjoy

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Some Favorite Antique Signature Blocks

Some wonderful blocks from Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1840s quilt top. Starley Collection. Part of my Antique Signature Quilt trunk show. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Turkey Tracks - Antique Quilt

In honor of Thanksgiving, here's a gorgeous antique Turkey Tracks Quilt. Enjoy

Friday, November 23, 2018

Burgoyne Surrounded - Antique Quilt

Special quilt - don't see many antique Burgoyne Surrounded quilts and this one is two sided which makes its extra special. Starley Collection.

Isn't this pieced back cool!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Antique Baskets

Baskets seem like the perfect Thanksgiving quilt - enjoy

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fabric Couples - Antique Novelty Print Quilt

More from yesterday's 1880s Hexagon Medallion with all the wonderful novelty fabric.
Charming couple in separate hexagons. Would love to see a piece of the original fabric.

Here's the female companion. Next to a sad bird that didn't do well in the fussy cutting.

And here's another couple.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

1876 Centennial FAbrics -Antique Quilt

Details from my 1880s Hexagon Medallion quilt that includes to 1876 US Centennial fabrics. 1st  is the 13 colony stripe dated 1776-1876 with Liberty Bell. If it looks familiar - you probably have seen the reproduction from a few years ago.

The other Centennial print is this flag pattern. It was also reproduced.

Monday, November 19, 2018

1908 Sampler - Quilt Along???

I shared this sampler earlier this year and posed the possibility of doing a quilt along. I've never done one before but I'm considering it again.
I'm also thinking about doing it in a smaller, perhaps 1/2 size. What do you all think?

There are 36 blocks so would need to do multiples each month (cause I don't think anyone wants to take 3 years). 2 a month would be 18 months and 3 a month would be a year.

Hmmm, maybe we could start on January 13, 2019 (111 years later).

Sunday, November 18, 2018

4 Patch Fun- Antique Quilt

A simple 4 Patch is a perfect place to showcase great fabrics like in this early example in my collection. Got to love the red pillar print and the zigzag.

And that lapis serpentine stripe~

And this print is very cool too

Saturday, November 17, 2018

More Fun with Nine Patches - 1836 Antique Quilt

I love to find dated quilts and this one is also signed in teeny cross-stitch. Sarah P. Southerland, 1836. I haven't been able to track her down yet.  Part of the Nine Patch section of my Patterns Through Time trunk show.

Here's the back so you can see the quilting. Generally quilting from this time period is very simple geometric lines (like seen here).

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Feathered Star Antique Quilt - This Is the Place

A few years ago I did an antique quilt presentation at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake and got to also see some of their lovely antique quilt collection (Jean Christensen Collection).

One of the most amazing was this intricate Feathered Star. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Antique Signature Blocks

A set of 3 charming signature quilt blocks - part of my Sign of the Times trunk show.
2 have information, 1 is blank.

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