Monday, 22 April 2013
Nineteenth Century Star Quilt in the American Museum
This pretty eight-pointed star is a detail from a quilt made by a lady called Mary A. Smith in Maine in the 19th century. The quilt is made up of lots of these little stars and the colours and overall effect are totally charming. It is impossible for visitors to get good photos of the entire quilts because of the reflections, so I took pictures of details.
This design is one that is probably best sewn by hand, so I am more than happy to admire the work without feeling compelled to make one myself. I have great respect for the needlewomen who made these astonishing quilts.
The American Museum has such an interesting collection, so you can expect to see some more photos over the coming weeks.