Because I love clothing of antiquity and have made a number of reproduction mid-19th century dresses, as well as men's and children's clothing, the accoutrements of the period are of great interest to me, also.
This woman is wearing a lovely Chatelaine. They are kind of like having our sewing kits hanging on our belts!
I'm including a closeup picture of another one
so you can get an idea of what they're like.
Amazing, aren't they?
This one had the following description:
Heart shaped plaque with reticulated repousse allegorical figures
and five appendages of various origins and makers consisting of
For those of you making the Rose Medallion quilt, just a reminder that the patterns will be up on the blog until September 14th and then will be taken down. If you need any of the pattern segments, please get them downloaded before then.
We will be running the project again in a different format sometime in 2017. The information will appear here on the blog when that time comes.
We have decided to offer this quilt in a new Block of the Week format, and so I have taken in down from the blog. If you didn't finish gathering the patterns and instructions, please contact me through the link below and I will work it out with you. http://www.piecingthepastquilts.com/contact-us If you are interested in making this quilt, the project will be available again beginning next month (September, 2016). Please check back here for information on how to sign up for the program. It will still be free. Thanks!