Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Pics!




I love this photo!  Isn't it magnificent?  A seamstress in window light. :-)

A Blessed Sunday to You!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Red & White, Part 3


Week 3 of Red & White Quilts!  There are some amazing ones this week!


Red and White Basket Quilt
82.5 x 84

Red and White Basket Quilt

This was from a seller on eBay.  The listing is gone and there is no more information that I found.   It's a charming variation on baskets!

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Red & White Compass - Trapunto
Mid-1800's

Red & White Compass - Trapunto Mid-1800's

This one is spectacular!  There are small 4-star blocks between the compasses and trapunto work throughout.

You can see more here, along with the $9500 price tag!!
http://www.laurafisherquilts.com/shop/Quilts/p/TRAPUNTO-COMPASSES-WITH-FOUR-STAR-MEDALLIONS-ANTIQUE-QUILT-sku-11004.htm

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Red, White and Gold Compass
Late 1800's

Red, White and Gold Compass Late 1800's

This is owned by Susan from Rowayton, Connecticut.  Isn't it lovely?

You can see more about it here:
http://tparty.typepad.com/the_tcozy/2011/05/celebrating-the-art-of-the-quilt.html

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Red & White Nearly Insaane
Contemporary

Red & White Nearly Insaane Contemporary

This one is from our own times and is made by Frances from the UK. It truly is amazing.

Red & White Nearly Insaane Contemporary

You can read more about it and her journey here:
http://fabadashery.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-2014-nearly-insane-quilt-update.html

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Vortex Quilt
1890-1910
80 x 82
Vortex Quilt 1890-1910 80 x 82

This beauty was part of the Infinite Variety Exhibit in New York that took place in 2011.  The story of the collection is amazing.  You can read more about it at the link below.

It sincerely astounds me.  The work that went into the graphing and piecing is amazing.  I so respect the creator of such a remarkable design.

http://folkartmuseum.org/exhibitions/infinite-variety-three-centuries-of-red-and-white-quilts/

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Pinwheel
1800's
81 x 87
Pinwheel 1800's

 I saved this one for last because it speaks to me in ways the others haven't.  The name it was given is just "Pinwheel" but is obviously not representative of what we would identify as a pinwheel now.

It appears it is made of three different fabrics: muslin (probably) background, a black and white shirting for the starburst centers, and a turkey red with black and white print on it.

The motion of the teardrop spokes is fabulous. The quilting is detailed and well planned.  I've been trying to figure out if the centers are pieced and then appliqu├ęd and the teardrops added last, or if it's all pieced.  If anyone knows anything about it, I would love to hear.


Pinwheel 1800's Detail


It was sold on "Invaluable" in 2014.
http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/pinwheel-quilt-741-c-b9d2ca2dd6



Thanks for joining us on our Red & White Journey!

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, May 15, 2016

Sunday Pics!



Another sewing machine photo.  This one says it's from 1860, however I have no proof of that.  It looks as if there's something that is driving the belt that is out of the frame.

I love her clothing!

A Blessed Sunday to You!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Red and White, Part 2



We're continuing with our look at red and & white quilts this week.  I'm always amazed at what can be done with two colors!  Most of these today don't have much - if any - information about them.


Basket Crib Quilt
Late 19th Century

Basket Crib Quilt Late 19th Century


A charming little crib quilt made of pieced baskets and floral applique.  Notice the echo quilting.

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Red and White ???

Red and White ???

There is no information accompanying this quilt.  I don't even know the name of the pattern.  Anyone??  I love it, though!  I'm a sucker for little nine-patches. :-)

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New Garden Friendship Quilt
Chester County, Pennsylvania
1840
102 x 102
New Garden Friendship Quilt Chester County, Pennsylvania 1840
All of the blocks are signed on this one.  What a treasure!  The flower blocks look to me as if they are a variation of "Peony".

You can see more here:
http://www.mingei.org/collection/signature-quilt-pieced-new-garden-friendship/

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Whig's Defeat
East Tennessee
1855
70 x 97
Whig's Defeat East Tennessee 1855


This one was once red, green and white.  Most of the green has faded to khaki.  Such a lovely pattern.

There are more pictures here:
http://caseantiques.com/item/east-tennessee-whigs-defeat-pattern-quilt-circa-1855-lot145/

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Sunflower
1800's
Sunflower 1800's

This was an eBay listing and I can find no other information about it.  I love the sunflower pattern.  So simply elegant.

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We have one more week of red and white quilts.
Join us next time for the conclusion!

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, May 8, 2016

Sunday Pics!


I'm on a run of sewing machine photos!

This one is entitled "Italian Seamstress."  Clothing is turn of the century, and I just love it.  The hairstyles are awesome, too.

Oh, and the machine is pretty sweet, as well! ;-)

A Blessed Sunday to You!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Red and White Quilts, Part 1


Equal time for Red and White Quilts, right?  I've indulged my love of blue, now it's time for red!

Red & White Spools
1870-1890

I thought I'd start with this one, since we all probably use spools daily!  No information other than the above.  I couldn't find it in the Quilt Index, though it was found there at some point.

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Sawtooth Baskets
New York
1890
80 x 102


Fun treatment of a basket block!  I like the simple flowers on the alternate blocks and her use of emblems in the setting triangles.

See more here:
http://copakeauction.hibid.com/lot/2522555/quilt/

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Red Pine Tree
Pennsylvania
1890

I've posted this one before, but I think it bears repeating.  The fabric used gives such a fun depth to the trees.

You can see more pictures here:
http://www.stellarubinantiques.com/items/809774/enlargement809774sra.html

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Chain and Block
1860-1880
77 x 81

I love the boldness of this one.  The blocks leap off the piece and the border makes its own statement.

I could find no more information on it.

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Feathered Star with Bow Swags


No information on this one, either, but I like a number of things about it.  The formation of another design in the center of the star blocks is really cool.  And I like how the half-square triangles make sashing that resembles ribbon.


Next week we'll keep going with red and white.  See you then!

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, May 1, 2016

Sunday Pics!


"This photo shows a woman sewing on one of those first Singer sewing machines in about 1860. The sewing machine is sitting on a crate that's labeled 'Singer's patent sewing machine.'"

I love it.  What a blessing sewing machines were to those who did so much sewing for their families. In addition, the sewing machine trade expanded amazingly during the Civil War.  Uniforms made by machine were incredibly helpful to the army.

http://quilting.about.com/od/vintagesewingmachines/ig/Sewing-in-Women-s-History/Sewing-on-Singer-Machine--1860.htm

A Blessed Sunday to You!