Thursday, January 15, 2009

This old quilt...

This is a quilt I brought home for safe keeping, while my family member is away from her home. At some point, I hope to do some research on this quilt, as it appears to be quite old. The tan fabrics appear to be faded out. Overall it is in fairly good shape with just a few stains and crease marks. There are twelve blocks with the same design and a border on all four sides. Unfortunately, I have never seen this quilt before, so I don't know any of the history of it. Is this what will happen to your quilts some day??

Not a stitch of quilting happening around here...too much going on with caring for my dad, as the pins in hip are moving and he is in quite a bit of pain. At this point, we have a full time care giver in the house so I can go to work each day. The best part of all is that they keeping asking for housework to do and they have dinner ready each evening when I come home...I could get really use to this!!!


Kathie said...

the tan fabric was green originally. the dyes in those years when this quilt was made didn't hold up for the greens and you see many antique quilts with tan now instead of green.
IF and I am NOT saying to do this you opened the seams the green that wasn't exposed to the light you will see the green, not always but I have seen this.
Very unique quilt. Beautiful.
I hope you enjoy studying it while you have it.
Love the border and make sure you look at all the hand quilting, Its fun to see initials and a date hand quilted in the quilt.
Would love to know more about the quilt when you find out about it.

julieQ said...

Very pretty quilt, maybe from 1880's? Gorgeous, and certainly a treasure, and I am glad it has a good home!

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt! I hope you can gather some information about it's maker.

artfilstitch said...

Love your wonderful quilts. Nothing like the history of the older ones...the colors were very nice.