The Variable Star inspirational quilt is on pg 26. It was made in the second quarter of the 19th century. The dimensions are given as 41" x 38", but this must be a misprint. The quilt is 13 x 9 blocks (a difference of 4). That would make the block size under 1" which would make for very different dimensions. My block units are 1" making the pieced area 13" x 9".
I did a little staging on a doll bed I picked up earlier in the year. The mattress is a cocktail table book and the bedshirt is an orphaned lace doily picked up at flea markets/yard sales. Don't you hate to see those bins of handwork jumbled together with a $1 tag? The quilt top will be too small for this bed, but it looks great by the Christmas tree.
I visited the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL last week. The properties were all dressed up for the season.
Christmas Tree in Edison's Home
Ford's Maid's Room
Thanks for stopping by and visiting with Jan and me this year. We love to read your comments and appreciate your enthusiasm for and support of our shared passion for antique textiles.
From my home to yours - "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"