Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1930's Patch Quilt

You don't really see the beauty of this c. 1930 quilt until you capture it with a photo. I think it sparkles with the light and dark fabric. Feedsack like, not a feedsack expert. Not a four patch or nine patch. Just random two inch squares. It is a very utilitarian quilt. Don't think I have ever seen this straight line quilting before.  Looks like maybe they used a yardstick and drew lines on the back.   Needs a day at the spa. But otherwise in pretty good shape. 






Monday, August 25, 2014

Ingalls 1886 Catalog of Embroidery Stamping Patterns

I have a CD of the Ingalls 1886 Catalog of Embroidery Stamping Patterns.  This was scanned and shared by John Governale, my CD says 2007.  It is now available as a free download.  A great reference library of designs. 




Monday, August 18, 2014

Redwork

Two very cute redwork pieces. Child bid with matching napkin or burp cloth.  Small four block with initials. 






Friday, August 1, 2014

Bucilla Applique Quilt Kit

Bucilla Quilt
"Puff-Quilted Wreath"
Design No. 1731

c. 1940


A rare find, pristine quilt kit in unused condition. This even has the matching embroidery floss. I have never seen this as a finished quilt. Pattern instructions say, the patches are to be puff-quilted with padding, giving an unusual embossed or raised effect.








Thursday, July 31, 2014

Almost Red and White Quilt

Not quite a red and white quilt.  Love how they just made it work by adding additional fabric.  Love that chrome orange.  And don't you wonder about that mistake?  So many theories about whether they did this on purpose or not. The scholars will tell you there is no recorded evidence this was done on purpose.  But there are so many quilts with just one little piece turned wrong. We'll never know for sure. If I did this on purpose, would I really tell anyone?


c. 1900