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Suggestions for a new "antique" quilt?

Old 06-29-2018, 06:05 AM
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I love old homes!!!!!!!! My Mom is still in our family home that was built in the Civil War era.
Really any of the old patterns would work for you. One that comes to mind is Irish Chain but Log Cabin,
and so many others would be great.
My Gram had a brass bed and she had a lovely lace coverlet on it. Not really my taste but it was so pretty.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:24 AM
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How about a simple string quilt?
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:59 PM
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I have my great grandmother's quilt which was done around the turn of the century. it is Lady in the Lake. You have to love triangles though!
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Old 06-30-2018, 05:59 AM
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Reproductionfabrics.com has fabrics grouped by specific eras, going back to 1775, and some interesting photos and other information. The suggestion to look at quilt museums is also an excellent idea.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jumpin' judy View Post
I have my great grandmother's quilt which was done around the turn of the century. it is Lady in the Lake. You have to love triangles though!
You are so blessed to have that quilt! Do you have a pattern for it, or a photo?
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:12 AM
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I love Log Cabin. The center square does not have to be red if you don't care for it. I am not a red person but I made one for Jim with a darker shade it I just love it. I named it "Lincoln's Legacy".
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:17 AM
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Here are some images from Google for 1918 quilts:
https://www.google.com/search?q=1918...w=1078&bih=632
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
Here is a link to the Quilt Study Museum at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. They do amazing work here and have so much information, not to mention a beautiful museum. I wish all of you could visit there. On the website you can search for antique quilts and you should find many authentic ideas. I love your plan to honor your house's history.
www.quiltstudy.org
Thanks, Suern3, for posting that link. I can't believe I had never looked it up before. I noticed that you can do a search by date, and a couple of ideas that came up for quilts of the time period are square in square and fence rail. Both look surprisingly modern to me. The square in square is still popular in exactly the style they used. It's blue and white prints alternating with a solid cream. The fence rail is shown in black, white and bubble gum pink, but could be any combination. Both are easy patterns. I love looking at them because my grandmother lived in Nebraska and made quick and practical quilts for her large family. My father was a toddler in 1918, so it's easy to imagine a context for those quilts. We have no idea what happened to Grandma's quilts. It's wonderful to imagine one might have wound up in the museum.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:16 PM
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Double 9 Patch goes clear back to the Civil War.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:27 PM
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Rose--P, glad you enjoyed the site. If you ever have a chance to travel this way, it is well worth a visit. They do displays with a theme, changing every few months. Fun stuff.
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