Vintage applique blocks

Before the rolling circus of moving things out and putting things away goes any further (those of you keeping a close eye on our domestic arrangements need to know that my Grand Scheme is almost finished, last round of painting and carpet this next week) here are the applique blocks I mentioned in the previous post.  Acquired 10 years ago at International Quilt Festival, the blocks measure 20inches square (approx).  The stitching is fine and even, the fabrics possibly home-dyed – that wonderful pine blue/green that looks almost black in some lights.  I would estimate date being somewhere around 1840 – ?  There’s something very joyful about the large-scale design – hope you enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Vintage applique blocks”

  1. They are fantastic…love the Cheddar accent.
    Excellent workmanship too.
    Can’t wait to see what else comes out of that cupboard! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The stitcher was quite accomplished as those points are very neat and the stitching on the back is lovely and even. Very nice. I still think that cupboard is the Tardis. How many more treasures do you have stored there? Why is Mr Chainey afraid to go there?

  3. just beautiful
    oh how I love red/green and cheddar quilts, my first love!
    would be nice to see all the four green bases together in the center,
    oh I think this would make a beautiful center for a medallion quilt
    how lucky you are tohave all 4 blocks
    normally you only find one like this

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