Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lobster and Eggs

Recently some friends and I had the opportunity to see some antique quilts up close and personal.

This first one is a Rose of Sharon pattern.  I love the non-traditional colour combination that the maker chose.

Even though the quilt is Rose of Sharon, we kept calling it Lobster and Eggs.  Can you see why?

Can you see the fried egg?  How about the lobster claw?

This quilt was quite intricately quilted.  It was interesting, the maker did a lot of echo quilting all through the background but did not quilt through the large blue or red appliqued bits.

The border had scallops along with these funky chicken feet details.

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