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Lemoyne Star Medallion Doll Quilt Top
Today I finished the top, but it took a little longer than I thought. I was really scrounging for border fabric, and had to piece the pieces to get the length I needed. I'm in love with the weird gold border fabric, though, and wanted to use it even though I only had one Album pattern block to work
Medallion dated 1804 from an online auction In January the topic is various patchwork borders, beginning with what we'd call a zig-zag or streak-of-lightning border Crib quilt from an online auction Medallion by Jane Gatewood from the Quilt Index This quilt dated 1796 has two zig-zag variations framing the center applique. http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid=50-8A-106F "Maryland, Math and a Magnifying Glass" Reproduction wall-size quilt by Sylvia Jennings Galbraith made for an…
PIECED CRIB QUILT. Wild goose chase variant in | #1334146
PIECED CRIB QUILT. Wild goose chase variant in vari ous printed triangles and blocks bordered by yellow calico lines and red blocks. Brick color... from Garth's Auctions, Inc.
Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
$495. This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
Stripes in Civil War Homefront
Every Civil War reproduction collection needs a stripe or two. Detail of the tintype I use in my banner shows a neat striped dress and tie from the 1860s. Stripes large and small were popular throughout the 19th century for clothing. The sisters above were probably photographed in the 1870s. The woman below wears the silhouette of the 1860s. Extra stripes were added with appliqued ribbon. Border prints were a popular style of stripe. And if you didn't have stripes you could make them…