Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1800s thrift

Maggie Bonanomi shared this quilt top with me yesterday. Maggie lives in an 1841 home in Lexington, Missouri so this quilt fits right in with her furnishings from that period.

A few of the 16-patch blocks all have the same fabrics, but most mix and match with abandon. It's the same block Barbara Brackman and I used in our c. 1840s Lincoln Cabin Quilt, a reproduction of a quilt that might have been used in the Lincoln family frontier cabin.

What I like most about this quilt is the many, many pieced squares. The fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks, Maggie!

1 comment:

  1. I looked at the Lincoln quilt...maybe I need to try it one day, the star blocks make it wonderful.