Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baltimore-Style Album Quilt


This is one of the most impressive quilts on exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. Look at the extensive detail in these blocks! It's from 1845-50 and was found in Uniontown, PA. Maker(s) unknown.



The three baskets like the one below are made from individual appliqued strips. This seems to be a bedspread; it has no batting.





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12 comments:

The AfterCraft said...

*low whistle*

that's a beauty!!

Jennifer said...

oh wow. i keep looking and looking and looking. you find the best quilts.

susiloci said...

Que belleza, es una maravilla!!!

Kathie said...

just amazing, looking forward to going back into the city to see this quilt. were you as impressed with these quilts as the last exhibit?
kathie

Selvage Quilter said...

Yes, I thought this second collection was every bit as good as (if not better than) the first. It's definitely worth a trip.

Nancy said...

Oh, my gosh. That is gorgeous.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

So Beautiful!!!

Kris said...

I love that this such unique blocks for an album quilt. I love that little cart in the last photo. And the building in the center has such great details.

Di said...

Wow! I love the little basket!

Agn├Ęs Monteys said...

Precios, una obra d'art!!!

jovaliquilts said...

I love that museum! I was so sad to hear they are having financial problems and their main space has been purchased by MoMA, which is right next door.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Wow! Wonder if someone will be drafting a pattern from it.