Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: Ohio Quilt


I am joining Coloradolady this week for Vintage Thingy Thursday. See what other people are sharing - click on the icon above.


I am sharing with you today a quilt top I purchased some time ago in Ohio. It is shown above on a queen sized bed. I was able to talk with the dealer, who had just acquired some items from an estate sale in a rural Ohio county. This top is made of a number of Shoo-fly or Hole in the Barn Door blocks, set alternately with squares of an acid green fabric.


Look at the range of scraps in these blocks!  From the fabric I would guess this top was made late in the 1800's - post 1875 at least.  But I am not a dating expert.  Then, the top must have been folded and put away because it is absolutely pristine.  It looks like it was made yesterday!

Viridian

15 comments:

Tara Beaulieu said...

I'll say it looks pristine! I couldn't believe it when you dated it in the mid to late 1800's, holy cow! I love the colors too- green is one of my favorites and it really makes the red and blue pop. Fabulous quilt, thanks for sharing and happy VTT!

LV said...

I am very envious of you on this find. I dearly love all quilts, especially the vintage ones. This is very different and to b e in such good condition.

Anna said...

I would never have guessed this was so old, but I know nothing about quilts, what a fab find, especially in such wonderful condition.

Pam said...

Love the quilt.

Vonlipi said...

It looks so new! I'm glad you're using it :)

Tammy said...

Your quilt is lovely and in great condition given its age. A true vintage treasure.

Coloradolady said...

This is a beautiful quilt! The colors are so unusual, how lucky you are to have come across this one! Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

That's a great looking quilt and an interesting combination of fabrics.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very pretty quilt! precious! thanks for sharing. happy VTT

Cherie said...

WOW gorgeous find is it hand sewn? Well done ;) Love your post ;-)

Miri said...

Beautiful shoo-fly quilt top!

Michelle said...

Lovely! I am so amazed how the old quilters created such works of beauty from scraps. What a great find.

heartfelt living said...

What a beautiful treasure you have. Such pretty colors also!
Happy 4th,
Karen

quiltfool said...

I love those blocks set with the green. How lucky you were to find this and in such good shape. Lane

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

1800's???? That is truly amazing! You are so blessed to be the proud owner of this piece of art!

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