Long Island is home to some beautiful antique quilts. The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has a lovely exhibit of quilts made from 1850-1965 which are now owned and loved by the locals. This Lone Star was purchased in Pennsylvania but had no documentation. A reminder to us... how important labels are!
This Attic Windows quilt was also purchased, or rather rescued. It had been used as a seat cushion. I love the plaids. Probably made from men's shirts?
Abraham Lincoln's History is a real charmer. This quiltmaker lived 99 years and made many handmade quilts as gifts. What an inspiration!
I could hardly believe my eyes when I noticed this Mariner's Compass Circa:1880 was entirely appliqued. Imagine needle-turning all those sharp points!
Hard to pick a favorite, but this Scrappy Zig Zag won my Viewer's Choice. I feel compelled to make this now. Only problem is I cannot figure out how it goes together. Partial seam construction maybe?
If anyone knows, please let me in on the secret.
Another 'must make' ~ Silk Fans