Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I was given 9 hand pieced quilt blocks by my cousin that she bought at a garage sale in MN. I made 3 more blocks with the extra fabric with the blocks but am wondering how to date the fabric. Even tho the blocks were purchased only a year(?) ago, the fabric looks like a period reproduction. If I post a photo, could someone tell me what date this fabric looks like it belongs to? Any help would be appreciated. I'm going to hand quilt this and if I find the date of the fabric, I will look at popular hand quilting patterns of that time. Thank you so much!
What a lovely quilt - you are so lucky to have it. I can look up the blocks for you later but I would like to point you towards
www.treasuredquilts.co.uk - when you get on the sight, click on catalogue and scroll down to the recently sold items. About half way down you should find item 0757 - Old Garden Wall, I thought of this quilt when I saw yours - the colours are almost identical and is dated from the 1800's, hope this helps.
It is a good site and I have purchased a number of pieces from the woman who runs it. Through my purchases I have discovered that many old quilts used the most amazingly bright colours. The first piece I bought from her was a quilt top in the 'round the world' design, it has an eye-popping orange in it. I will try and post a pic. of it later.
I hope this helps a little.
Bye for now,