Red and Green Baskets
76 x 87
This is the first one that caught my eye as I was perusing Pinterest. I like the way she alternated the tilt of the baskets so the quilt can be oriented in any direction. Interestingly, there are blue quilting lines still on the top, though it is well quilted and laundered. I wonder what happened there?
You can see more about it and more pictures here:
* * * * * * *Unusual Set Baskets
This one caught my eye because of the unusual set and cute border treatment. I don't think I've ever seen a basket quilt done this way. It appeals to my symmetrical streak! And her use of color is fun.
This is the source:
* * * * * * *Flower Basket Signature Quilt
Rachel Kingsland Oakes
Abigail Baldwin Oakes
Bloomfield, New Jersey
"Flower Basket Quilt made in 1864 by Rachel Kingsland Oakes and Abigail Baldwin Oakes of Bloomfield, NJ. Each block is signed by a member of the Oakes family or by friends and neighbors."
You can see more here:
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Red Baskets with Flowers
Possibly Highland, Illinois
1880 - 1900
85 x 85
I love the uniqueness of this one. The baskets are simple, the appliquéd flowers providing the interest.
You can read more here:
* * * * * * *Red, White & Blue Cherry and Blueberry Baskets
79 x 82
Red, white and blue are always favorites of mine and I like what the quiltmaker did with this one!
There are more photos here and apparently it is still for sale. $3600!
Next week we'll continue on our tour of Basket Quilts!
Thanks for joining us.
- 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.