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


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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Red and Green Antique Quilt

Roger, the dealer, called this a Christmas quilt.  But we know different!  No info, or date.  So hard to say with all solids.  But there are all the clues.  It is large, all the marvelous quilting.  Wonderful trapunto.  Red and green.  All the motif elements are laid out in eights. Love that star in the middle.  Really a wonderful quilt, even with the worn spots.  Brought it home from Denver. I am calling it Rose of Sharon variation.  Please correct me if you have a different name.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Red and White Quilts---Again

Several new to me red and white antique quilts.

Phoenix Arizona (2014)
c. 1940

Denver Colorado (2014)
c. 1940