Tuesday, July 9, 2013

old quilts

I'm back from our family summer vacation and I have some pictures of lovely old quilts to share.  DD#1and I spent a morning at Bobcaygeon Settler's Village.
 They have several beautiful old log homes moved to the site.  And upstairs in this house I found...
 This marvelous little crib quilt.  Oh how I wanted to unfold it to see the whole quilt.  I was thinking there might be a few more quilts to see here.  I was not disappointed!
 More charming log houses later..
 There was this gorgeous silk log cabin quilt with only a few of the silks shredding.
 This was my favorite!  So much beautiful quilting!!
 It was well loved and used.
 But not quite used up :0)
 Another well loved quilt with great fan quilting.
 A bed turning revealed lots more!
 I hadn't seen this block pattern before.
 I think some of these quilts might have been brighter once upon a time.
 This was a thick, heavy, wool quilt.  So simple and so striking.
 Another pretty crib quilt.  I love the soft, pretty pink fabrics in it.
 Another great logcabin quilt
 I love that big, bold polka dot print that shows up as a large black dot here and there :0)
 Lanterns with such a nice quilted design in the open space.
What a beautiful place to visit and with such a treasure trove of beautiful old quilts.

Happy Quilting!!


Janet said...

How wonderful to be able to view the antique quilts. The crib quilt looks wonderful folded and even interesting enough to reproduce if the whole thing was on show. Loved seeing the hand quilting so thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

It amazes me that someone could spend so much time quilting such a beautiful design in times when they didn't have all the modern conveniences that we have today.

Barb said...

Be still my heart - these antique quilts are so gorgeous!

julieQ said...

Oh your favorite quilt is my favorite too!! Love those log cabins; wouldn't it be fun to live in one?

Ivory Spring said...

These old quilts are just lovely! Thank you for sharing! And I appreciate you visiting. :)

MARCIE said...

Oh Janet, you hit the quilt bonanza! Love them all. I would like to get my hands on that baby quilt also! And the pink chain quilt is so YOU! Are you going to whip that one up? All are beautiful! Glad you had a nice vacation.

Dawn said...

What a fun time you had and how lucky we are you shared. The hand quilting on these is amazing.
Very interesting medallion quilt in the cradle! I can see why it would have been great to open it up.
Thank you for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

oh, thanks for sharing those quilts. I just loved seeing them and all the hand quilting on them. what a treat for you to see them in person.

Kathie said...

what a great treasure trove of antique quilts
I love that red and white one too
the quilting is to die for. oh I know I am going to be dreaming of this quilt
I would love to see that cradle quilt opened up too!
thanks for sharing your day with us.
I really appreciate it.

mamifleur said...

Thanks , old quilts are wonderful !
Amitiè of France