Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Airing of the Quilts Part II !!

We had our second Airing of the Quilts on Sunday with some more beautiful antique quilts brought in by our friends for a show and tell and casual discussion about their provenance and thoughts as to when they were made.

There were some absolute beauties.  Here are a few.

I immediately wanted to go home and start cutting out scraps and making this beautiful honeycomb block scrap quilt.

A really pretty pink and green one block applique coverlet.

An exquisite example of 1870s Victorian crazy patchwork which was dug out of a mother-in-law's cupboard.  There was no explanation as to why it hadn't been handed on previously, but thank goodness it was!  The blue edging and backing was added later to preserve the patchwork.

A simple but beautiful nine patch on point topper...the photo does not do the colours justice.  They were well preserved.

More soon.


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