Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Antique Quilts - A Monthlong Celebration of Antique Red and Green Quilts - Day 30

 This is a wonderful antique quilt with an amazing paisley sashing and great red and greens and blues and more. The icing on the top is that it is an early signature quilt to boot.

Interestingly for a signature or friendship quilt - the focus is on the fabrics rather than the names which are written in corners of the background. Usually, names are placed in the block centers especially with a star block like this one.

Isn't that paisley border bold and beautiful! A star of my Signature Quilt trunk show and my Antique Stars lecture.

The full star quilt from Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Western NJ, just across the river from Philadelpia). It is an early signature quilt and has dates of 1841 and 1842. 


  1. Sandra, I want to tell you how very much I have been enjoying your month of red and green quilts. My favorites are day 15, the over the top Rose of Sharon, Day 18 Bethelem star with those sea weedy applique elements, and Day 23 with the all over applique. I have made 2 Lone Star/ Bethlehem Star quilts and at the top of my bucket list of quilts to make is a star quilt with Rose of Sharon appliques done in red and green. Thank you for a wonderful month in a bleak year.

  2. Oh, i am in love with that paisley sashing, and the beautiful fabric in the deep blue star at the top! Will have to hunt for some reprints similar to those.


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