Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tied Star Quilt at the American Folk Art Museum


Take a close look at the top photo. This is a whole cloth quilt, tied with pink and yellow yarn. There are star designs done in pink, and the background is done in yellow. The ties are approximately 1" apart. I've never seen a quilt where the main design element was made with tied yarn! The yarn is fuzzy from being washed. The maker is unknown. Dated 1900-1940. United States.



12 comments:

susiloci said...

Que idea tan original, nunca había visto nada así.

June Calender said...

The ingenuity and artistic fascination of quilters continues to fascinate me -- thanks for posts like this. It's very interesting.

Rachel said...

WOW. That is wild. I have never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing it!

Staci said...

What an interesting quilt! Thank you for sharing the photos!

QuiltSwissy said...

Amazing! Thank you!
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Cheryl Willis said...

i wonder if the maker was going for a chennile look? i would spend way too much time petting this to get any sleep! love texture- cw

Nifty Quilts said...

This is SO cool! Thanks.

Marilee said...

Another amazing example of folk art. Thanks for sharing.

Poppyprint said...

This is so lovely - it must have the most wonderful texture!

Very Lazy Daisy said...

this is so super cool!

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Sue said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!This is amazing.

Maria Teresa said...

A beautiful idea!! :)