Yes, this is a Welsh Quilt!
The popular perception of a Welsh Quilt is one that is graphic in style with simple shapes and usually made of plain or slightly patterned woollen fabrics - something like the quilts in the header of this blog. However, this is only part of the story as many Welsh quilts were also made of fabrics generally available throughout 19th century Britain. Something like this quilt which looks like a typical British medallion, not very well planned at that - I first saw it in a display of British…
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
Tumbling Blocks/Stars Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania ~ This Six Point Stars doll quilt uses half stars in the corners to create an additional pattern of Tumbling Blocks. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition with a nice selection of fabrics. Measurements are 17" x 23 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Doll Quilt Tryst
Did you ever just want to take a little break from your work a day quilting life? Well, last week I did. I made 3 little quilts. This first doll quilt I'm calling "Butterscotch Beauty". It's very simple, but I added the elegant urn fabric to make it more of what I call an "elevated doll quilt". I machine quilted it in a one direction, double then single line pattern. Here is the back - sorry for the weird shadow effect and the crooked hanging job. This one is made from leftovers given me by…
Summer Quilt Shows 2012: Antique Quilts
Get Uncle Wiggily to check the air in the tires because it's time for a road trip. Here's a list of summer quilt exhibits in the U.S. California, Folsom Then and Now. Folsom History Museum. Through September 2nd. The 32nd annual antique quilt show and vintage clothing exhibit will showcase quilts in antique to traditional patterns and their contemporary interpretations. The accompanying clothing display will be drawn from the museum's collection of men's styles…
Frame quilt, 1890-1910, made from different colored cottons. It contains a four star central motif in red which is followed out in red diagonal squares that form a large X over the surface of the quilt.
BROWN & PURPLE STRIPED DRESS, LATE 1830s November, 2007 -Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection New Hope, PA Cream cotton roller printed with alternating tan and white vertical stripes, and white stripes with red, purple and dark purple geometric florals, collarless scoop neckline, center front opening, full sleeves pleated and banded down at shoulder, single fabric covered button at wrist, 1.5" inset waistband, full gathered skirt, muslin and linen bodice lining and hem facingAugusta…
Blog Archive » Quilts made by men at war to go on display
wow, colonial soldier’s intricately pieced quilt c.1890, >25,000 tiny tumbling blocks, hexagons, & diamonds, constructed using heavy woollens from military uniforms, with metallic thread & sequins; hand-embroidered & hand-embellished, from the history blog site