Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lynn's Antique Red Work Quilt

I love to view and learn about antique quilts.
There is something so intriguing and unique about the styles of work done in years gone by.
I was especially happy to see what Lynn brought to share during Show and Tell at our latest Nimble Thimbles meeting.
Lynn is a quilt historian and great collector of antique quilts.
Her home is filled with the most wonderful finds!

Lynn generously shared with us her latest E-Bay purchase.
Oh, how I love antique red work!
Each picture tells it's own story.

If you would like to see more from Lynn's collections, make sure to visit her blog Quilts-Vintage and Antique

This treasure was stitched in 1895

Many of the blocks contain such intricate details.

Each section was made individually, pieced and then topped with a feather stitch.

The borders were added as one continuous design.

Wouldn't you love to go back in time and meet the maker/makers (?) of this quilt and to hear their story?
Was this made for a family member?
Or was it a group effort for a Charity Auction?
What part of the country are they from, and did the setting influence their selections of blocks?
This piece has no backing or label, but fortunately contains a date.
A good reminder to us to document our work.

6 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is really gorgeous. Imagine the hours involved in the stitching.

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous. I would like to meet the makers, too, and be able to talk with them. Wow.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely quilt...makes you wonder about it....

fiberchick said...

What a find!

lifeinredshoes said...

The details would indeed be great to know, but what ever they are, this is a work of art!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Beautiful piece and would love to sit and chat with the ladies of yesteryear. I didn't put labels on several of my quilts that have gone to others. :(