Sunday, February 21, 2010

rare and wonderful "string quilts"


Please enjoy
Three Great Antique Quilts
made of "strips."




Strips of fabric, of random widths,
were sewn onto squares of cotton.

Then four of these squares were sewn together,
creating the illusion of "X"'s

in this "String Quilt," made circa 1900.






This fabulous circa 1890 "Kaleidoscope Star,"
as the former owner called it,

combines Strip Piecing (in the Four Point Stars)
and Crazy Quilt
(random shaped pieces)






Check out this wild, unique interpretation of 1880s Log Cabin!
Note the Log Cabin blocks set within Strip Diamonds,
and the Strip Piecing in the centers of each Cabin.




11 comments:

  1. Amazing quilts as always! Thanks...

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  2. The log cabin version is my favorite!

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  3. Thanks to you both for commenting -- it's great to get feedback!

    We enjoy sharing cool, superb, and unusual things with you all.

    Happily,
    Julie

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  4. These are so utterly compelling. I want to make all of them...but the top one is my favorite.
    Thanks for posting them, Julie.

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  5. These are wonderful! So glad you chose to show strings quilts-lots of string quilts buzz about now and lots are being made. (I'm even making one!).

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  6. What do you know??? I am finally "au courant"! I didn't know Strings were all the buzz.

    Guess what goes around... :)

    JS

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  7. You have the world's best job!
    thank you for sharing these wonderful art pieces from the past.......they are so inspiring.

    Happy sewing

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  8. I love every single one these quilts! Beautiful display of the colorful past! Thank you!

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  9. houaa, I love it , very nice !!!

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  10. I love strings!! Please see my blog...my header is my newest string quilt...thank you for sharing these pics!

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  11. The log cabin...how in the world did they assemble that?

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