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 appliquéd and the teardrops added last, or if it's all pieced. If anyone knows anything about it, I would love to hear.
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!
- 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.
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.