Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cherry Basket

This is the second quilt we had the opportunity to see.  I love how timeless the colours in both of the quilts are so timeless.  Even though they were made in the 1800's, I can see someone picking out similar colour combinations now.  In fact, one of our friends has started scouring the stores to lime green.

This quilt dates from 1840 - 1860.  I love how the baskets are oriented sideways on the quilt.

Each of the blocks was outlined with red piping.  Isn't that a great idea.

The quilting in this quilt was wonderful.  There were lots of interesting bits (that sadly don't show up well in the photos) like maple leaves.  I really like the circles the quilter added on the scalloped boarder.

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