Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Antique Coverlets

Not only do I love quilts, but textiles in general. These woven coverlets were part of the bed turning at the Stitchin' Post. So amazing, especially for their age.

This one really blew my socks off!!

The two quilts below were from the Pioneer Quilters quilt show.

This was a terrific quilt but what I liked the best was that it only had one pieced border.

Was that the only side that would show? Did she run out of fabric? Or was she just done!? We can only guess.
I'm always fond of indigo antique quilts.


  1. Wow!!! I love the first one!
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. WOW! Just beautiful! Thank you!

  3. Your eyes see the most amazing things. I guess I need to leave home more often. Or I'm just hanging out with the wrong set of people.

  4. So beautiful! I've got to get out my quilts and photograph them. I have a red and white coverlet too that I just remmebered... Thanks for sharing! I'm going to get them now! :) I have to or another week will go by.

  5. Love the two coverlets.
    Neat to see the indigo leaf quilt. I made the same pattern last summer for a summer quilt out of scraps and used light yellow-green to set it in. It was from a vintage book. I like the blue version too.

  6. I would mortgage my house for those coverlets. I have a blue/cream one that I won at an auction a few years back and it's one of my favorite possessions. I use it in the winter and it is so heavy and warm. The only's not signed and dated.

  7. Love the Carolina Lily quilt. The Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg has some amazing coverlets. Love the blue one from NY

  8. Beautiful weaving! I've never seen a real coverlet in are so lucky.
    Wouldn't it be nice if the quilt with one border could talk and tell it's story?
    I love the indigo quilt too! :)

  9. Oh, I love these! The lily with the 9 patch; I've not seen that block used with another block before, and it's great! The ivy block with indigo is another wonderful quilt. I'm with you, textiles are fabulous!

  10. i love coverlets too
    I wish we saw more quilts made that are inspired by antique coverlets.
    Same as bed rugs I have seen a few quilts made inspired by bed rugs would love to see more.

  11. After watching the weaving demonstration this past weekend and Greenfield Village, I have a whole new appreciation for the coverlets. Boggles the mind to think how they figured out how to make those.

  12. The coverlets are amazing. I want to learn more about how they are made. Does anyone even make them anymore? Really enjoy your bed turning photos - thanks so much for sharing them! Hope to get to the Sisters quilt show in 2011. Last time we went was 2001.

  13. I don't know how I missed this post but glad I found it. The coverlets are fantastic to see.


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