Saturday, October 29, 2016


I have some more lovely Lady of the Lake Quilts for you this week.  It certainly is a versatile pattern.

Lady of the Lake
Colorado
1880
63.5" x 73.5"



This one is pretty traditional.  It was probably red, white and green when made, the green having faded to tan.

You can see more here:
http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4E-86-AA

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Lady of the Lake
Double Pink
1880
74" x 74"


Isn't this a sweet one?  My granddaughter would love it just because it's pink!!

This is from an expired eBay listing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/271377696120?

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Lady of the Lake with Grapevine Appliqué
Massachusetts
1850
93" x 96"


I love the sweet feel of this one.  It looks like it could be a crib quilt by its coloring and border, but it is way bigger than that!

From the eBay listing:
"What a treat this grand extra large initialed and dated 1850 Lady of the Lake quilt is with its beguiling mix of crisp pieced angles and hyper-detailed, graceful, applique borders! The initials, near the quilt's heart, are coyly hidden in tiny tonal embroidery and read CMW 1850 and in the adjacent block MGW. Collected in Massachusetts."

You can see more here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DATED-1850-Initialed-LADY-of-the-LAKE-XL-antique-MA-quilt-7-10spi-with-GRAPEVINE-/301743729685?roken=cUgayN

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Lady of the Lake
New England
1840

I love this one and the glow it has.  Isn't it amazing?

From Surrender Dorothy on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/herroyalmajesty/6325238059/in/photostream/

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Lady of the Lake
1850's


This one is so striking.  I love how the blocks are set.  The piecing and quilting is amazing!




See more here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Pre-Civil-War-1850s-Lady-of-the-Lakes-Antique-Quilt-BEST-QUILTING-EVER-/331894167266?roken=cUgayN



I hope you enjoyed our look at Lady of the Lake Quilts!



PLEASE NOTE:
- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Lady of the Lake, Part 1


So, as usual, a quilt caught my eye and I was off on a search for more of the same pattern!  The clear blue is so striking in this first one.

Lady of the Lake
New York
1870
71" x 88"


Isn't this just beautiful?  Check out the detail shot below.  The quilter used plain, unpieced blocks for the centers.  It makes it look more like an Ocean Waves pattern that way.


This was found at one time on the Stella Rubin Antiques website.

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Lady of the Lake
1880's
72" x 80"


A treasure of old fabrics!  Wouldn't you love to see this one in person?

Found on eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/311527183129?ul_noapp=true

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Lady of the Lake
Virginia
1840
98 1/2" 98 1/2"


This is a big one!  I love the soft colors of it and how the quilter set the blocks.

You can see more here:
http://collections.lacma.org/node/170344

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Lady of the Lake in Cheddar
Possibly Pennsylvania
1890
76" x 96"



Cheddar with mahogany/ox blood red in a striking display!

Read more here:
http://wiquiltmuseum.com/press/cheddar-quilts-april-25-%E2%80%93-july-8-2012/attachment/butzke_cropped

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Lady of the Lake
Contemporary work


This one struck me because of the sashing between the blocks.  It gives it a mosaic feel somehow.

Apparently Homestead Hearth had a pattern for this at one time.
http://www.homesteadhearth.com/



Next week we'll keep going on Lady of the Lake Quilts!



PLEASE NOTE:
- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.




Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Chimney Sweep Quilts


This week we'll take a look at "Chimney Sweep" quilts, also known as album quilts.  This first one caught my eye and off I went looking for more with that name.

Part of the story of this one is in the print under the picture.  I love it.  The leaves add such a sweet touch.

Chimney Sweep
Lucy Irena Bowers
New York
1849
84 1/2" x 85 1/2"




http://quiltingcrescent.blogspot.com/2011/11/pieces-of-past-album-quilt.html?m=1


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Chimney Sweep with Diamond Border
Ohio
Early 1860's
82" x 86"


No provenance other than what is above.  It was offered on eBay.  Here are more pictures.  I love seeing the fabrics up close.






See more here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-1860s-Vintage-Album-Patch-Chimney-Sweep-Antique-Quilt-DIAMOND-BORDER-/330768440379?hash=item4d0355dc3b&pt=Quilts

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Chimney Sweep - Overdyed Green
1860-1880
80" x 80"





What a striking rendition of the pattern!  It's fun being able to see the fabrics used.

See more here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gorgeous-CIVIL-WAR-era-ANTIQUE-Overdyed-Green-Chimney-Sweep-QUILT-80x80-/351532115063?roken=cUgayN&nma=true&si=s2emC1VPhaCgF7fH6MRziWXBE4U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Chimney Sweep Variation with Appliqué
Amanda Stevens
New York
1851
83" x 75"



Isn't this a sweet variation on the pattern?  It really caught my eye.

You can read more about it here:
http://collections.rmsc.org/Quilts/DataSheets/67-141-1.html

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Chimney Sweep
Vermont?
1840
84" x 84"


This is an early one.  Fabrics are said to be from the 1830's and '40's.  It's a lovely palette of fabrics!






See more at this eBay listing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-EARLY-PRE-CIVIL-WAR-Vintage-Album-Patch-Antique-Quilt-c-1840-LUSH-QUILTING-/330731573673?hash=item4d012351a9&pt=Quilts&nma=true&si=s2emC1VPhaCgF7fH6MRziWXBE4U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557



Thanks for joining us for Chimney Sweep Quilts!



PLEASE NOTE:
- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.





Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Pics!





I thought it appropriate, as we are in the middle of apple season here in the Northwest, to share this lovely photo of a woman peeling apples.  I can't find any further information about it.  The blog from whence it came is linked (I found the picture on Pinterest), but I can't find it on the site.

http://agrariannation.blogspot.be/


Happy Apple Time!

A Blessed Sunday to You!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses - Part 4


Okay, let's just say September is "Lucy Boston Month" and call it good!  One more week..... I keep finding such stellar examples of this block and want to continue to share them with you.  I hope it hasn't gotten old!


Block 1




Block 2




Block 3




Block 4




Block 5




Block 6




Block 7 




Construction Options! 




And here are a couple of assembly diagrams:






Thanks for joining us on the Lucy Boston journey!



PLEASE NOTE:
- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.




Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses - Part 3


Here's my last offering of Lucy Boston blocks.  These Art Deco ones are stunning.  They almost make me want to make some like them!


Block 1




Block 2




Block 3




Block 4



Block 5




Block 6




So that's it for this time around!  I hope you've enjoyed looking at these as much as I have!


Happy Quilting!


PLEASE NOTE:
- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Pics!


Apparently this is a Wisconsin family whose portrait was taken circa 1869 by a Norwegian immigrant named Andreas Larsen Dahl.

Isn't it magnificent?

You can read more about it here:
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294955414&dsRecordDetails=R:IM27055

A Blessed Sunday to You!