Monday, 8 April 2013

19th Century Appliqué

A gorgeous piece of work in the quilt collection at the American Museum.  This is one of twenty five panels of a quilt top made in Newark, New Jersey, in 1862.  The leaves look particularly lifelike - it is clever use of printed leaves cut from chintz.  I might have to have a rummage through my stash to see if there are any printed cottons that lend themselves to this technique...

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