Monday, August 30, 2010

1840-1860 Quilt Styles

While I'm working on Part II of Study Day, I thought you would enjoy seeing a few more of the quilts from the morning session illustrating quilt styles typical of the 1840-1860 period.






Look at the fabrics in this one!















A wonderful four block quilt with flying geese sashing dated 1855.













Notice the Heart-in-hand quilting motif.



This stunner is a sampler of quilting motifs.






Another great fabric study.






My pictures do not do this one justice.



16 comments:

Kathie said...

oh I am in awe over these pictures, wow what a wonderful quilt study day you went to.
LOVE that applique quilt with the hand quilted in it
do you know the name of that pattern by any chance?????
the use of the blue in the border is amazing...
oh I will be looking at these pictures all day long....
thank you so much for sharing with us.
Kathie

Sue said...

I love them all. You do get fantastic opportunities in the USA to see vintage quilts. I really like the Medallion one, How wonderfully talented these women of the 1800's were.
You have made my Monday morning. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Janet said...

I think my heart would have been beating faster if I were there. What a wonderful mix of quilts and so much to take in and study. I just loved seeing them all, thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Fantastic! Keep them coming. The dense qulting on the indigo/white quilt is amazing.

MJinMichigan said...

Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see more. Antique quilts are not as popular in SE Michigan as they were when I started quilting 30 years ago so there aren't as many opportunities to see them in person.

Beth said...

Awesome and inspiring quilts, Lisa. I cannot help but imagine the women who worked on these quilts, probably at night; many of them making do with what they had...and turning it into something both beautiful and useful.

Thank-you for sharing these pictures with us!

Beth

Una said...

These blow me away! Thank you, thank you, thank you for documenting your unbelievable day!!

Alice said...

Beautiful quilts - thankyou!

Hilda said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos - so beautiful! Are the blues really that bright (as in photos 5 and 6 and 7) - they sparkle?
All the best

Lori said...

Wow! Love the close up photos of the fabric. The quilt above the blue and white sunburst has such gorgeous fabrc scraps and such goofy piecing. It really bring s a smile to see all of these beautiful quilts.

Frances Leate said...

Thank you for taking us all on a virtual quilt study day tour. Those quilts are amazing and it is wonderful to just gaze at some of those fabrics.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful old quilts. I have one from my family and wish I had more information about it. I found you on Kathie's recommendation and I thank her too.

Karen said...

The star quilts are my favorites. Thank you for sharing pictures.

Kate said...

I'm with Lori - the close ups are absolutely stunning! You could imagine you're actually there with the quilts - thanks so much for all the wonderful photos. The quilting in the 2 indigo and white quilts are my favorites, but really - they are ALL my faves.

Mary said...

Beautiful quilts!
I noticed you don't have Christine LeFever's blog (http://christinelefever.blogspot.com) on your sidebar. Have you seen it? She makes 18th century reproduction dolls that are amazing.
Mary

Julia said...

Thank you for sharing these amazing quilts.
I love that era, and am always amazed at how beautiful the quilts of that time are. The 1800's fabrics, quilting and designs are an inspiration.
We in Australia don't ever get to see amazing antique quilts like these.