Monday, May 4, 2009

Antique and vintage quilts part 2


The background fabric on this ocean waves was quite a dark orange, not apricot but the lighting was not the best. 1900-1930 This four patch was pieced by hand and had a thick batting. It was tied with red thread. 1880 - 1910
The Dresden Fan was a little different in that it only had three blades, each blade had two fabrics.
Hand pieced, 1930's
You can see a row of log cabins on the bottom that were left off the quilt because the blocks were such different sizes. The foundation appeared to be a muslin. 1880 onwards.
Quilts from the 1930's onwards.
1930's era, the quilt in the middle was tied with white thread.
I loved this liberated crazy quilt.
You can click on any of these photos for a closer view.
Liberated string piecing. 1940 - 1950

29 comments:

comfortstitching said...

Wow I have been busy at work for a few days so am absolutely gobsmacked and inspired with all your posts of the last few days. So many thanks for allowing us to visit the amazing antique quilt show via your camera, what can I say except I am ready to quilt more, more, more!!!!
Great pincushion inspiration too!!

Penny said...

Hi, thanks for sharing these super, fantastic quilts. Penny

Hedgehog said...

These are really lovely! I've been looking for some scrap quilt inspiration - will definitely come back to these!

jean said...

Janet
Thanks so much for the quilt show. I love antique quilts and as much as we try to emulate them it is not quite the same.
Looked like a lovely venue.

Kathie said...

ok, this is way beyond one of the best quilt shows ever
oh gosh I will be spending hours looking at these quilts
thank you for sharing them with us
Kathie

Sheri Howard said...

All those old quilts in one place would take my breath away....they are all so wonderful in their own right....I always want to touch them, look at the stitches, think about the women who made them and what their lives were like.... Years ago I was on a road trip in New Jersey and came upon a small town..it had a great gift shop and the whole upstairs had antique quilts hung, folded and stacked everywhere, I had never seen so many in one place, it was breathtaking....the only bad part was they were for sale, and I couldn't afford one. But oh, they were so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous. I love seeing modern versions of these old beauties. And I also love seeing recreations of these oldies using reproduction fabrics. Well I just love all quilts. :o)

Crispy said...

Wow great quilts, thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us :0)

Crispy

Carrie P. said...

More great quilts. Thanks for sharing them. Love the four patch one the best.

Jackie said...

These are just terrific! Many of them look to be in fantastic condition. I really like the orange one. But they are all beauties. Thanks for sharing.

alobsiger said...

What a wonderful batch of quilts you've shown us, Janet! Thank you! They are all so great, I can't even pick a favorite. Beautiful!

ranette said...

Wonderful quilts....stunning! I love them all. Thank you for showing them to all of us.

*karendianne. said...

The traditional quilts are RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!!

Juliann in WA said...

We don't get to see shows like this often enough anymore. I just love all of these old quilts. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing these photographs! That four patch is so charming.

Lurline said...

I see you are still in Heaven - wow! Arrowheads does it for me!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Terrie Sandelin said...

Thanks for sharing! The church is so lovely and the quilts are fabulous! It was just wonderful to see these.

Shari said...

These are just amazing. Lucky you. Glad you had fun!

be*mused jan said...

Wow...this show looks like it could be described as *the history of classic quiltmaking*!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt exhibit! I loved seeing all of the quilts in both posts!!! I bet it was just awe-inspiring in person!

Karen said...

Wonderful display of quilts. I love the Dresden Fan.

Quilt Hollow said...

You really did hit a gold mine at this one! Wow....honestly all I can think of is WOW!

clare's craftroom said...

How beautiful !

em's scrapbag said...

These quilts are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Janet said...

What an outstanding show of old quilts - they are simply marvelous!! Thanks so much for sharing your pics!

W. Latane Barton said...

thanks for visiting my blog. I am always so interested in other peoples quilting so blogging is just the best!!

Kaaren said...

I can stare at antique quilts for hours. I love them all!

Robin said...

Your show and tell has been so amazing! Antique quilts are just so inspiring, and always fun to look at. :)

Millie said...

This is the first time visiting your blog and I had so much fun! Thanks you so much for the lovely quilt show. I just love to look at older quilts.