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Quilter101 11-04-2008 05:45 PM

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This is reverse applique and it is machine done, but it is hand quilted. What is the design and how old is it? All I know is that my grandmother won it in a contest or something.

closeup of the design

the quilt, sorry about the stains my family is hard on quilts

babeegirl 11-04-2008 06:10 PM

Bubblegum pinks leads me to guess maybe 1940's? Jstitch is extremely knowledgeable about dating quilts, she would be the best to answer this question. Can you get a close up of the borders?

Marcia 11-04-2008 06:14 PM

It is really pretty. It looks like Hawaiian quilting to me--but, what do I know??? Sorry I cannot help you.

jstitch 11-04-2008 07:04 PM

It is an interesting quilt. It is really hard to tell about the age without seeing the quilt in person.

I will tell you that at first blush it looks like hawaiian applique, however, if it is reverse applique, then it is not the traditional Hawaiian applique technique.

It is interesting that it is machine appliqued and hand quilted.

Are you asking for a value or from and informational position?


tlrnhi 11-04-2008 07:46 PM

It almost looks like Hawaiian Pineapple, but it's not, I dont think.

bebe 11-04-2008 07:49 PM

I say some kind of Hawaiian Apllique quilt. Guess 40's or 50's. Due to the color.

Quilter101 11-05-2008 05:27 AM

I suppose I'm looking for both, to see how old and how much it's worth. I wouldn't sell it, but I would perhaps get it insured or something. Oh, by the way, it is purple not pink.
Thank you!

jstitch 11-05-2008 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by Quilter101
I suppose I'm looking for both, to see how old and how much it's worth. I wouldn't sell it, but I would perhaps get it insured or something. Oh, by the way, it is purple not pink.
Thank you!

You can get an appraisal done for $25-35 by an AQS certified appraiser. They can give you an insurance appraisal, which is different that one for resale value.. It is so you can recover the value if something happens to it. You also must be sure that you have included it in your insurance policy as well and store the appraisal in a safe place.

As I said, it is very difficult to determine the details with pictures..

JANNY 11-05-2008 08:23 AM

Looks Hawaiian to me ,however it is a simpler pattern that most of them I have seen. They usually have a more intricate pattern. Maybe done by a beginning quilter.

kanoelani 11-05-2008 08:41 AM


It could be Hawaiian but neither the pattern used or the quilting looks like Hawaiian quilts I have seen. I am not an expert on this, but I just did not get the sense of the "islands" from it.

What it does look like is a technique used in "McCalls; The Art of Vintage Quilts" from December of 2007. They described it as a quilt designed from Pennsylvania German scherenschnitte (paper cutting). The quitmaker was from Lancaster County. Remember how we used to cut snowflakes as kids with a folded piece of paper?

Here is a description I found online:

"""""Scherenschnitte
"Scherenschnitte or scissor cuttings in the Pennsylvania German tradition, are derived from the Swiss-German technique of cutting one piece of paper in a continuous design, although the paper can be folded from one to three times for repeats in the overall pattern. Often mechanical instruments, such as compasses, rulers, punches, and awls are used. The earliest Germanic forms date from the mid-sixteen-hundreds, most of which are religious pieces.

The earliest forms of scherenschnitte came to America in the late 18th century, and were found to be mainly fancy borders surrounding handwriting samples, such as alphabets, bible verses, certificates, and love letters (later evolving into the popular Valentine). Paper was folded, then cut - when opened, it revealed a symmetrical design upon which verses were written, and then color added." Clifford Nevin (from framed example purchased in Lancaster, PA)

Not only popular amonst Pennsylvania Dutch, papercut appliqué was commonly used on Baltimore Album quilts during the 1840s and many two-color papercut blocks, often red and white, bore inked inscriptions and became friendship quilts.

While Hawaiian quilts are similarly constructed, they are characteristically a single block covering the entire top or a small number of relatively large blocks. """""



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