Thursday 28 May 2009

Antique Mall Quilts

Not too much to report on my own quilting recently as I am still working hard to finish my City & Guilds pieces. I will report on them soon.
I am very aware that I still have loads to show on a quilting theme from our USA trip. This post is dedicated to quilts that I viewed in several antique malls while travelling through the state of Missouri.
I absolutely LOVE the antique malls in the USA because they contain so many quilts, feedsacks etc. All the photos are taken of quilts I did not buy either because they were too expensive, damaged or both. Also I always have to be mindful of my baggage allowance!
The photos were taken to remind me of the blocks because I am very interested in making reproductions of antique quilts.

This is just one block of a large quilt - I loved the piecing.

I love diamond piecing and I liked this layout. Also the green background fabric which makes me think it is 1920s or 30s?

A close up of the same quilt.

I also really like these scrap quilts with the fans. Not sure of the pattern name but I suppose they are quarter dresden plates!

I think this pattern is called Ocean Waves and I love the piecing of the tiny triangles. Although this quilt was in quite bad repair - the colours were so striking with that bright orange background. I kept going back to look at it as did another lady in the mall but the $100 price tag was too much due to its condition.

Another fan quilt - so fresh looking and I presume again from the 1930s.
I was lucky enough to buy some of these fan blocks later in the holiday which I would be able to put together in this pattern.

This double wedding ring looked stunning in pink and white - all hand quilted.

The blocks on this quilt were quite worn as you can see but I loved the block.
Hope you have enjoyed this small antique quilt show - I hope to bring you more soon!


blushing rose said...

Very lovely quilts ... enjoy just looking at them when I antique mall shop also. TTFN ~ Marydon

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great antique quilt show - thank you!