Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Each has its own unique characteristics. All of the measurements on this piece are approximate and varying because it was made by a child and irregular in nature. Vintage Fabric Pages Feedsack Pages. .
I am happy to send this out on approval. All blocks are pieced by hand then joined to the sashing by machine and finished with hand quilting. Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. Small pieces of left over material can be pieced together to make pillow covers, pillow cases, table runners, chair cushions, storage bags, baby blankets, or a cozy throw for a cold winter night. It is in perfect condition. Chrome yellows are brighter than butterscotch, another popular yellow from the same period.
Rare Civil War commemorative fabric, with and canons. It may be colored with the Prussian blue dye process developed about 1815. Read more about Prussian blue in the sample copy of my digital newsletter The Quilt Detective by clicking here: When we are dating old quilts we use comparative dating, that is we compare the fabric in question to similar fabrics we have seen before. The quilt is in perfect condition. The joining blocks are created from silk velvet.
There are two sleeves on the quilt, ready to hang. Use vintage edging on reproductions of vintage fabrics on pillows to add an authentic look. Pinks and dark roses were also seen most likely made from a madder dyes. Cotton fabrics were come to Europe from India calico was plain cotton fabric, and chintz is hand-printed cotton. Fabrics that were printed for special occasions were probably used within ten years of the time they were printed.
The original copperplates were printed outlines, which were then hand painted, as India clothes were. Dacron is a condensation polymer obtained from ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. The civil war and its aftermath brought a lot of changes to American women. Chrome orange is difficult to find and is one of the colors in demand for designers and home decorators. The irregularity of some of the pieces and stitching along with the rough English piecing are the clues to the age of the girl making this quilt. Early designs included alphabet, maps, historical events and heroes and similar designs, and usually were printed on handkerchiefs in medallion style.
The back is a homespun linen and the thread is linen. The more lead the better, since silk was sold by the pound. The colors are alternating Prussian blue and olive brown. There are also appraisals days held at many large quilt shows and at museums. Store in an acid free box, wrapped in unbleached muslin.
The entire quilt is an amazing piece of art work. This coverlet appears to be unused. A wonderful cover for any double or queen size bed in summer or over a comforter in winter. A sewing machine was a status symbol, if a woman had one, she made sure to show it off. Especially when they could now afford to buy it! The original copperplates were printed outlines, which were then hand painted, as India clothes were. As a trendy habit most Victorian men smoked cigars. In perfect condition and ready to enhance your home.
Crimplene was often used to make the typical A-line dress and 1960s fashion. Triple line quilting is a style indicative of the 1840s. It is comprised of silks dating from 1800 to c. Dealers and auction houses are now competent to determine the value of the quilt in greater numbers than they were even ten years ago. Running stitches were usedin northern Europe, in Provence in southern France and in Britain for wholecloth quilting. In my book Clues in the Calico I said this on page 121: Fringe is another early edge treatment and one that correlates well with a specific period of time. Indigo seems to fit everywhere and is the most popular color in the country.
A stunning piece of Victorian textile art meant to display the maker´s artistic and embroidery accomplishments. As a group we are quite aware that there is always room for further research! The original idea was to meet quarterly but the group has evolved to every other month, with a mailing list of 60 interested quilt lovers from which to draw. Rich, deep, vivid colors became popular. The only quilt with Native American Indian symbolism that I have ever seen. Organically hand washed and ready for your home.