Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Few More


This is an appliqued summer spread, Poinsettia with Grapes and Grape Leaves.  It consists of nine 18" blocks with flowers, grapes, and leaves.  The sashing is 4 1/2"with red appliques at the intersections.  There is no filling, backing, or binding.  The outside edge of the border is turned under and stitched.  This is c. 1860.







This next one is a pieced quilt.  The pattern is called Borrow and Return, which is a new one on me.  It consists of 35 blocks of tan print cotton pieced with four half round pieces of blue lattice fabric.  You can see that the maker kind of mixed things up in one corner.  ;)  The binding is plain cream, and the backing is a madder brown floral, which I somehow missed getting a picture of.








This is a pieced and tied, silk and taffeta Tumbling Blocks quilt with a silk and taffeta prairie point border.  The edging is 5/8" purple bias ribbon machine stitched with red thread.  It has a bright red wool backing.  It is filled with a cotton sheet, and the construction was very odd.  We spent a lot of time trying to figure it out. The sheet was tied to the back with thread, but the top was only attached by the binding.  C. 1900, machine pieced and quilted.









This one is a pieced nine-patch with a basket border from the first half of the 1800's.  The border looks to be later than the center.  The hand pieced nine-patch blocks are primarily brown, teal, and pink cottons.  I just love the pastel, worn look of this one.






Here is Betty Brink, one of the volunteers who donated their time to help "turn" the quilts.



This is a late 19th century Pineapple pattern.  Eight 17" solid white cotton blocks alternate with eight blocks appliqued with sold red, green, and chrome fabrics.  No backing, filling, or batting.  Hand and machine pieced, hand appliqued.






You can see along the left hand edge of the above picture, and below, the maker signed her name, Mrs. Hannah Floyd.



Okay, don't forget to check back, because there are plenty more to come.

24 comments:

Dorothy said...

Just Wonderful.

Sue said...

Wonderful quits Lisa and thank you for sharing.

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well and happy you are making a good recovery. I wondered what had happened to you in blog world. Nice to have you back.
Take care.

regan said...

These are all so beautiful! And the condition is amazing! I think my favorite is that 9 patch with baskets.....so lovely. Thanks for sharing these! What a treat!

Vicki said...

Love the 9 Patch and Baskets! Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosa said...

Those are fabulous.Thanks for sharing!!

Janet said...

What a treat to read your post today with such interesting and beautiful antique quilts! I love the 9 patch with basket border - an unusual setting and the soft colors so pleasing. The appliqued spreads are lovely. And you say there's more - Yippee!! :0)

Dawn said...

Great quilts - each so special in their own way.
Yes, thanks to the volunteers who make it all possible for us to enjoy the quilts.

Barb said...

wow what great quilts. I love the soft nine patch too. I bet it drapes beautifully

Holly Field Designs said...

Such beautiful quilts! I love the nine patch, it almost looks like a watercolor! The first red quilt is my favorite! Thanks for sharing them!

farmersdotter said...

Love all your antique quilts...just became a follower!

Doniene said...

Just found you blog! Totally amazing!!! Love love love antique quilts and all of these are definitely treasures and such wonderful eye candy!! Thank you for sharing!!

Blessings

Kathie said...

I still come back and look at these quilts, all just so beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us
How are you doing????
miss your posts.
Kathie

pinewood said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely quilts. I love the appliqué pointsettias.

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I never saw similar or same quilt designs as the ones you presented here. I find such patterns very unique. Probably working on each of them is definitely not easy. By just looking at them once is like tickling my eyes and mind. I just do hope I can make such beautiful designs as well.


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