Antique Patchwork

The patchwork blocks in the antique Broken Dishes were stitched with a variety of cottons.

Most of these cotton fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century.

None of the fabrics were in used condition, so most were still crisp and unfaded.

There are stripes, shirtings, plaids, and a wonderful selection of prints to study on this quilt top.

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3 Responses to “Antique Patchwork”

  1. kathie Says:

    I loved seeing these blocks up close, what a wonderful collection of fabrics you have to study,
    lucky you!
    great quilt.
    thank you so much for sharing these pictures.

  2. Violette Says:

    I have some purple calico similar to that in the 2nd block. Mine is from the 1980s though.

  3. Gayle Says:

    Oh these posts on your antique quilt blocks/quilt make me happy. I appreciate all the close-ups. :-)Gayle

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