Friday, August 3, 2012

Antique Quilt Show - Part One



INDIGOS


Ohio Star in Garden Maze Setting - 1847




Another Ohio Star in Garden Maze Setting - 1844




Puss in the Corner - yr. unknown



Feathered Star - yr. unknown




Bricks - although marked yr. unknown, we found 1866 stitched in it





Oak Leaf - Yr. unknown



Trade Winds - yr. unknown

All of these indigo quilts came from two estates - but history back to the same family, so those that had no date on them all had to be made around the same general time period - 1840's-1860's

LOG CABINS








Although these three log cabins came from different families - and no date - you can see the indigos within these - the added shirting and color would bring them into the 1860's - 1900 .  Actually two of these happened to be relatives of the indigo quilts owners - so some fabric sharing??

More tomorrow

Sewingly yours, Sharon

19 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful seeing these "old" quilts and then imagining all the people who made these beauties! Oh what stories they hold.
    Great post Sharon! :)

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  2. Wow! Those are amazing. What a wonderful legacy to leave.

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  3. Oh my, I had to go get a towel to wipe all the drool I had on my chin. Love the "BLUES" Thank you for showing those pictures.

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  4. These are gorgeous! I'm so glad they were preserved for us to enjoy!

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  5. gorgeous quilts Sharon,thankyou for sharing.xx

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  6. I find the history of American quilts very interesting and appreciate seeing these. They are just beautiful quilts.

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  7. Beautiful! Love all those blues!

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  8. Just looking at the quilts is enjoyment for me. I can only imagine how you are when you see them in person!!
    Thanks for sharing these with all quilters in the world..

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  9. thanks for sharing those quilts.

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  10. I really like indigo anything...and that third one Sharon, irish chain is gorgeous...sew is the zig zag....mmmmm I may have to check my stash..I know I have nothing in the color yet lol..
    thanks for the show...lovely..

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  11. I didn't know about this show. It would have been fun to see them in person. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. From the usual size of labels on quilts at shows, I'd say those Ohio Stars are quite small! Very impressive quilts. Claire aka knitnkwilt

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  13. What fun! www.quiltartbymegan.com

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  14. Wow, you would think those log cabins were modern. As for the others, I love how much of a statement can be made with just two colours.

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  15. It really makes you realise the importance of labeling your quilts.

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  16. Long cabins always interest me. THe two colored quilts are truly an inspiration in the antique genre.

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