Sunday, March 13, 2011

Crazy Quilt

The first stop at the Punta Gorda Quilt Show was a lecture on the care of antique quilts.  I only caught the last couple minutes (so missed the bed turning), but after wrap-up an attendee brought out an antique crazy quilt to share.  The quilt, dated 1881, was found among family possessions, but wasn't made by a family member.  This was one of the nicest crazy quilts I've seen - mostly embroidered silks.  I'm the caretaker of a family heirloom crazy quilt, but mine is the more typical velvet with fancy edge stitching.  Each square of this quilt was special and included some cigar silks.  






The year is stitched at left.






This is my favorite quilt from the show.  Notice that two of the blocks are pieced a little differently than their neighbors.


Lastly, here's a picture postcard sunset.  Glad I have this to remind me of sunshine and palm trees, because I'm not finding any at home in Indiana!


12 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

What a beautiful crazy quilt...that is the most elaborate spiderweb I've seen!

Jan said...

Love that Goose in the Pond - let's make it!

Karen said...

Beautiful!!! Love the bunny and spiderweb.

Karen said...

I have wanted a crazy quilt with a spider web embroidered on it. I don't know why that intrigues me but it does.

The pieced quilt is a beauty. I have not seen that block design previously. Like it a lot.

Kathie said...

love that goose in the pond quilt
I had to laugh wonder if it was all quilted and she finally realized!
LOL
would have been fun standing around listening to all the people comment about it!
Kathie

Dixie said...

I'm always fascinated with the antique crazy quilts, and the Victorian fixation with spider webs is so interesting! Love the pieced quilt you included too.

Barb said...

So enjoyed the pictures...thanks!

Cheryl said...

The crazy quilt looks magnificient. I would have loved to see it in person. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous crazy quilt. That's nice that the owner is sharing it with other quilters.

Love the pieced quilt, the oops block and the checkerboard setting blocks.

Nancy said...

Great photos! The quilt is in good shape, too. Crazy quilts have grown on me... there was a time long ago when I didn't appreciate them as I do now.

Barb said...

Oh! the embroidery on that quilt is stunning. I love the Bunnie and spider web especially.
I love, love that the quit maker left in her "odd" blocks - so charming!

Lisa said...

That is the nicest crazy quilt I have ever seen! And I thought mine was nice. Do you have more pictures posted online anywhere, like Flickr or Picase? I would love to see more.