Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Vintage Quilt from Arkansas

 I showed a small section of this quilt the other day and a few asked to get a closer look. Today the weather was perfect for photo taking outdoors.
I purchased this humble quilt from a friend's sister because the style didn't really suit her decor. It came from Arkansas and it looks to be from 1890-1910's. That fan quilting is amazing and I even used it to make a fan quilting pattern for myself to use on another quilt.






The back has faint signs of feedsack writing. This is the clearest section. 
It appears to say B-R-I-C
the below it S-H-E-E

It's one of my favorite vintage quilts!

21 comments:

  1. Love that quilt. I'm glad it found such a great home!

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  2. I love the proudly imperfect Log Cabin blocks! And the quilting is gorgeous.

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  3. Gorgeous! The Log Cabin blocks look very "Gwennie" to me. I guess this quiltmaker was very liberated for her time. Thanks for sharing. ;^)

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  4. That quilt is a real treasure. The hand quilting is fabulous. But I'm totally in love with how interesting the blocks actually are. Some very square and others are not. Wonderful vintage quilt.

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  5. This is such a great quilt for so many reasons, Lori! You are lucky to have it. Even though it was made a 100 or more years ago it has a modern look to it. And the quilting: can't you imagine it on a quilting frame for a quilting bee with the ladies sitting around the edges quilting their sections with the women on each side starting from right to left? You didn't say but I wonder how far apart the quilting lines on the fans are. I'm guessing maybe 1/2"? Thanks for sharing this gem.

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  6. I like the fan quilting on this style repeat design block. And who doesn't love a log cabin quilt!

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  7. It is Beautiful! Someone has been taking great care of it. All the red is in place and from the pics there are no broken quilt stitches. It is well done and looks like it never saw a sun. You are lucky to get this and am sure you will cherish it as all it's owners. Did this originally come from a weathy home? Do you know any of it's history. I have an idea... Let us know the history if you can. If you did and I missed that day, please forgive. robinsbusiness@hotmail.com

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  8. wow...a real beauty....such dense quilting too which has helped it survive so well

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  9. what a great great quilt! This is exactly the kind of quilt that inspired me to make my big stencil.
    I have plans to quilt a quilt like this too!

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  10. What a lovely quilt, and I love the Baptist fan quilting!

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  11. This quilt is amazing and the quilting stunning !! wow !!

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  12. The texture from the fans is just gorgeous in the the sunshine :0) This quilt looks soft and cuddly - wonderful!

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  13. It is wonderful! I was wondering if it was hand quilted and now I can see that it was.

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  14. This lovely humble quilt has found a perfect home with you.

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  15. This is a quilt that just calls out to be touched - love the Baptist Fan quilting!

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