Saturday, 30 April 2011

Antique Quilts.

Today I want to share with you one of the most beautiful quilts I have in my collection of antique quilts:

I bought it in Houston last year.
I fell in love with the crib quilt and then there was a big quilt with the same patern it was impossible to seperate the quilts.


the big quilt

This Book had a picture and info about the quilt.

Crib Quilts and other small wonders by Thos.K.Woodard & Blanche Greenstein

43 Sunburst
c. 1885 Lehigh County Pennsylvania 39”x 42”.
Thirty-six miniature quilt blocks,
separated by a blue cross and surrounded on
three sides by rows of variable star blocks and
on the fourth side with a birds in air variation,
form the basis for the design.
A bit crudely pieced and quilted,
but imaginative, this is a mate to an almostidentical,
well-worn quilt from the same area,
probably made by the same maker
for two siblings.
Collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer,
Now they both are mine.


  1. I can see why you treasure the antique quilt so well. I like the sunburst design blocks used in the quilt.

  2. They are beautiful. The star block, it is pieced then appliqued to the background, or is every piece appliqued?

  3. Beautiful quilt! You have a good eye...

  4. oh my I love these quilts just beautiful. What a wonderful find and how lucky are you to own both of them
    Wow!!! thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. I was very pleased to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and time into the stuff you post!! Thumbs up .

  6. I was just looking at this book last night! Very beautiful and what treasures for you to own. Thank you for sharing.