Sunday, November 29, 2009

An antique...no, not me!

HI Y'all!! Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful one. I have been cooking and cleaning, no quilting so far, but a lot of scheming and thinking about quilts! Above is an antique quilt top I bought at the Dallas Quilt show. It was in a pile of tops, being shoved around...I had to rescue it. The tag said from 1860's. Please tell me...what do you think? Do you really think it could possibly be that old?
Double pinks, just like our current day reproductions.
A maverick block!!
and another maverick
Most of the blocks are pink, like this one. Does anyone know the name of this block?
Maverick!
All hand pieced...someone took lots of time with this! Wonderful if she had electric lights...hmmm, how fortunate we are!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my little old quilt top, and if you can tell me any information, I would so appreciate you!! Or if you like it..shout out!!



Have a super day,

Julie

15 comments:

Pat said...

It's very pretty but I know nothing of antique quilt tops. I'll be interested to know what you find out. I'd hope a quilt show would be truthful when telling you the age of the quilt. Hey....my blog post TOMORROW has 3 reds I'm considering for your bear paw block....so try to look and let me know if you have a preference.

Sue H said...

How very cool! I don't know anything about dating quilts either, but what a fun one you found! Thanks for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a wonderful quilt...so full of character and interest.
I doubt that it could be so old and in such good condition!?! Are you going to quilt it?!?!

Nancy said...

Take it to an appraiser to find out for sure or you could check a public library for this book, http://tinyurl.com/y9n3vdc

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, what a find, not sure of the age of the quilt..love the colours, are the fabrics thin? Hugs Lyn

Kathie said...

great quilt haven't seen that block before .
Hopefully this week I can look up in my books and see if I can find the name for you
Kathie

Bonnie said...

What a fun quilt! I know nothing about antiques but it sure is nice.

Amelia said...

What a find...wish you could find out more history behind it.

Jan said...

What a neat old quilt you found--have no idea about the age or name of block, but I like the quilt!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey there! I've got no info on your top and would think that the quilt show would know for sure...but then they say a quilt is only as old as the last bit of fabric sewn in it. Is it worn?

*karendianne. said...

Gosh, this is TOTALLY lovely. What a find. I'm sooooo happy for you to get ahold of this - antique or not, Julie. It's a real beauty with tons of character - either way.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I wouldn't know either, but it certainly is lovely. I love the double pinks.

Jeanne said...

What a great find, Julie! I can't really help with the dating either, but I think it's a wonderful quilt.

MARCIE said...

That is a very unusual block and I have never seen it before. I can see that it is old. What a great quilt! Lucky you!

crazypatch dreamer said...

Julie: That is a great quilt! Probably from 1880-1900, is my guess. I don't know the pattern name, but would you mind if I replicated the pattern? With all the half-square triangles in it, it would be a great one to use up the bonus triangles I've generated from Bonnie's Carolina Christmas. Louise