Monday, December 27, 2021

Day 27 - A Magical Month of Antique Quilts - Seeing Stars

Another favorite block of mine is the Tumbling Block Star and it is another pattern featured in my antique quilt trunk show: Patterns Through Time

This quilt is part of a special group of Tumbling Block Star quilts that were made in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania in the 1880s. The special part is that they all feature a central block made solely from solid (non printed) fabrics - see photo below,

This quilt also was precisely planned and executed with each set/pair of touching points in a star using a very close matching fabric. For example the pink and green star above left has 6 different fabrics but the pink are almost exactly alike as are the 2 greens and the 2 brown dots. Or look at the 2 double blue or Lancaster Blue prints in the top right above - so similar! My friend Greta and I have found at least 20 of these Tumbling Block Star quilts with the solid fabric centers, all have origins of Lancaster Co and 1880 or 90s time frame.


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