In my last post, I mentioned receiving 2 antique quilts for my recent Birthday.
I was honored to be able to select one form my friend Mary's collection and I chose this as my Jubilee Birthday gift:
I have always loved 2 color quits and bow tie quilts. This one
was purchased in 1997 in Indiana. Here is the back showing the hand quilting.
I also received this quilt from the 1930s. It was from my mother's best friend and Hanna's Godmother, Dorothy. It was made by her grandmother and great aunt. As far as she knows it is the only quilt that they made. It is the very traditional Dresden plate patten with that 30/40s mint green.
In addition to selecting a Birthday quilt from Mary, I also purchased 2 antique quilts from her collection.
This one was documented as a Cactus Basket Quilt circa 1885.
I love the butterscotch fabric of the plain blocks.
I love the pinks and browns with the shirting print. It has simple hand quilting. It was purchased in Wiscasset, Maine in 1993.
And finally this wonderful 9-patch! Which is my all time favorite humble block.
I love the pink and brown blocks that march along the top -
What a great study piece of antique fabrics. They are set with a striped shirting. I need to get more information from Mary about this quilt. I am sure it from the late 1800s.
The backing is this wonderful red and white pin stripe. It has a very narrow and lovely blue binding.
The hand quilting is in a chevron pattern.
It was obviously made for a four poster bed and the workmanship is excellent.
I am so thrilled to add these beauties to my small collection of antique quilts. I will treasure them!
Wouldn't it be fun to recreate one on these?