Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Old Quilt

Not much sewing going on here the past two weeks. Completing two tops by the end of September might be a pipe-dream. However, an antique Triple Irish Chain came home with me last week. I wasn't shopping for an old quilt, but I couldn't leave this one behind - the condition is great and the price was right!

I took the quilt to a fabric study 'Show and Tell'. We are fortunate to have members with advanced knowledge in fabric dating. The consensus was mid 19th century - a popular color scheme of the mid 1800's (red/green/yellow). The brown was originally a chemically dyed green. The quiltmaker was very skilled - seams are exact and hand quilting is beautiful.

The last photo is the full quilt, but the pic is a little wonky. It's a beautiful quilt and I'm thrilled that I'm included in its list of caretakers. I'm on an Irish Chain roll!


Taryn said...

Congratulations on the new old quilt. I love how you noted you are on its list of caretakers. The quilting is lovely. It's an honor to own something that someone took so much time to make. Clearly it was treasured since its in great shape. I just got an applique (okay two appliqués) quilt with the same green to brown color change.

Barb said...

Beautiful Quilt - great find!!

Jill said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it!

O'Quilts said...

Very lucky you...and lucky rescued quilt...I just love it.

Janet said...

Beautiful quilt - love the quilting :0)

Karen said...

A beauty and in good condition.

Kyle said...

It's a beauty. So glad you rescued this wonderful quilt. Too bad the quilter is unknown.

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing, I love the hand quilting in the quilt - the color too.
Great to share with a quilt study group.

The Civil War Quilter said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I'm glad you found it. Must have been eye catching when the green fabric was still green. That quilting is beautiful. Congrats on a great find!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nothing better than finding an old quilt for a good price!!

Lori said...

It is so beautiful!!

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