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
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:

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Whig's Defeat
East Tennessee
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:

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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!

- 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.


  1. The unknown one with the little nine patches is Goose in the Pond. I love it, too!

  2. Beautiful! i really enjoy seeing your beautiful selection - looking forward to more! The little crib quilt is adorable - and interesting that the background is red and the applique/baskets are white/cream.

  3. What pretty red and white quilts. I especially liked the Whig's defeat. It's typical Tennessee vintage, having no big borders. All the time someone spent on making these, and now we know so little. But we can still admire their beauty!

    1. I so with these quilts could speak! I'd love to hear all the stories. :-)