Thursday, September 11, 2014

Antique Redwork Quilt

Have you noticed how much I love redwork?  I can never get enough.  Isn't this one great? 

50" x 60"

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

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt


McCall's Needlework
Winter 1943
No. 27009

Includes stamped white and colored material for quilt top, stamped colored material for the appliques.  Lining and wadding not included.
Order at your McCall Pattern Department for

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt


Kit No. 2863
(no name)
30" x 45"

Kit included everything except the sheet wadding used for the padding and the white material for the quilt backing.  Recommend dry cleaning as washing is apt to make the padding lumpy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt


Signed and dated
Ellen Esther Loveland
(maker or owner)

T. Buettner & Co.
1937 catalog #56
42" x 58"

The book In the Nursery (2010)
 by Jennifer Sampou 
has a pattern for this quilt.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt

Brother and Sister Quilt

c. 1937
Brother and Sister Quilt
No. 1831N

Crib Quilt on white cotton with applique in green, blues, rose, yellow, peach, etc.  Very colorful.  We include bias-finding for stems and edges.  This is an excellent pattern for boy's or girl's crib and it is a bargain at $1.25.  Floss, 3 cents.

Home Arts Needlecraft
November 1937

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt

School Days

c. 1940

No. 1959N School Days Quilt Kit

Stamped on white sheeting with colored appliques, floss, and binding all included.  
Size 36 x 54 inches 
98 cents plus 21 cents postage and packing.

Home Arts Needlecraft Magazine July 1939

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Antique Crib Quilt

Bye Baby Bunting

Daddy's gone a hunting

c. 1940
No. 539N Bye Baby Bunting

Daddy may be hunting but he hasn't yet caught up with these playful rabbits.  Stamped on 40 x 60 inch white percale with fast color appliques and choice of pink or blue border and all floss incldued, 98 cents plus 21 cents postage and packing.

One of four kit quilts advertised in Needlecraft magazine 1939
Listed also, Little Miss Muffet, Rock-a-bye Baby, and Three Little Kittens.