Monday, May 28, 2012

Red, White and Blue

Horseshoes and anchors 'conversation' print
I've guess I've had writer's block ....I haven't posted for awhile.  I've had a rush of appraisal work which takes priority but... I do NOT want you to forget about me so here's a quick peek at a recent red, white and blue addition to my vintage collection on this Memorial Day. (I have decided to quit saying that I won't buy any more quilts!! It just isn't working!)

49" W x 61" L

The small scale (5") baskets and overall size could mean it was made for a crib or youth bed.

A variety of shirtings serve as background to the different indigo baskets and red prints.

The lighter blue is a novelty weave; seen in quilts of the early 20th century and visible in some of the photos below. Though some fabrics may be from the late 1800's, I'd date this quilt c. 1915.

At a distance the blues look the same but the close-ups show the variety. The same goes for the reds.
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woven stripe - the only non-indigo

Example of fading reds

'Garabaldi' red and black print

Red print with
widely spaced motifs! 

Hanging Diamond quilting

In remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country and in gratitude to the brave men and women who continue to serve. 
Thank You!!


  1. can't go wrong with red, white, and blue. I like the size of this one.

  2. I don't know that I could have resisted buying this one, if I'd had the chance. It is a beauty.

  3. It is a worthy addition - I love basket quilts.

  4. Great quilt. Love the novelty weave. I can see why that one had to come home with you!

  5. Charming addition to your collection, Jean, and just perfect for this time of year, red, white and blue!

  6. Beautiful quilt! I'd have bought it if I'd seen it first.

  7. I've just come across your blog!! Absolutely love the little red and blue basket quilt!! It would be fun to make a replica of it!!

    Enjoyed seeing your small quilts - so wonderful! I have made a few small quilts and really enjoyed it.

    I've also become a follower! Looking forward to getting to know you!


  8. Love the quilt and the delightful red, and white and blue! What a find and treasure!

    Enjoyed visiting your blog posts...I will visit you again, soon!

    :) Carolyn

  9. Wow! that quilt is in excellent condition. The fabrics are still so bright. What a find!


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