Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rhode Island Quilt Pictures

The Rhode Island quilt has arrived, and I have to say, it's pretty amazing. Several elements are more pronounced in person, such as the richly glazed wools, lush decorative quilting, and the large scale. I've realized there are a lot of folks who'd like to get a better look at it, so I thought I'd share some new pictures. Click on each picture to enlarge. Enjoy!








20 comments:

  1. So, you are the buyer of that treasure. Congratulations! Your pictures are excellent. You did a wonderful job capturing the shine on the fabric and the quilting details. I particularly like the photo of the back. It is really quite an amazing acquisition.

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  2. WOW! You must be plotzing over this quilt! What a beauty! Is the cream fabric on the front a damask? In the detail image I thought I noticed a pattern.
    Your photos are lovely and really let it shine and glow, congratulations!

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  3. That is one amazing quilt.

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  4. Wow! Thank you for this big dose of eye candy. The quilting is magnificent, and the glaze really shows it off.

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  5. The cream color fabric is a damask. In the auction pictures I thought it was water staining, but was pleased to discover it is damask.

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  6. Love the colors...and the quilting is wonderful...thanks for sharing the close-ups!

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  7. love the quilting, looks like cathedral windows.
    amazing how well preserved it is!

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  8. Such tiny, even quilting stitches - an accomplished quilter, indeed! And I love seeing how fabric was pieced to complete a square...we are so free with our fabric use in the 21st Century and then we see this incredible quilt where fabric was so precious and not to be wasted. Just remarkable, and how wonderful that you have it.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

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  9. I noticed the same things about the quilting. Yes, looks like Cathedral Windows pattern, and yes, the stitches are very tiny and even. About eight stitches per inch with space to spare between stitches.

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  10. Incredible! Congratulations. It's good to know it's in a loving home.

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  11. You just never know what people have in their attics, hidden away for generations, especially in New England! How exciting to discover it in 2011, and to have it come to a place where this type of quilt was really never made.

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  12. Absolutely spectacular! Did you take a deep breath as you opened the parcel? I'll bet the beauty of this stunner took your breath away!
    I've never had the pleasure of seeing the glazed fabric in person. Your pics are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your treasure. :)

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  13. OMG! It's absolutely gorgeous! You are lucky to have "won" it. Are you going to display it? I'll bet it's even more breathtaking in person.

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  14. Yes, I took a deep breath when I opened the box. :) I'll probably display it in exhibits, but not on the walls in my home. The only wall large enough gets too much light. It doesn't fit my bed, either. It fits a queen size mattress, and mine is a California king. Some of the moth hole areas are weakened, so it could use a bit of stabilization/conservation.

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  15. There is a similar wool quilt pictured in "The "Quilt Engagement Calendar Treasury" by Carter Houck and Cyril Nelson on page 80. It has a similar 5-star center panel in muted colors (mustard, reds, blues) but does not have the outer blue border yours does. The book says it is Amish, c.1890. Congratulations on your wonderful find!
    Mary Anne

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  16. Perhaps a similar block design and/or layout, but if it was made in 1890 - almost a century after mine was made - there must be a few significant differences. The Amish made wool quilts in the last quarter of the 19th century, and they were richly colored with simple, geometric designs. However, I've never seen one made of glazed fabric from that time period.

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  17. Just saw the Quilt Engagement Treasury picture, and you're right, the layout is very similar. It doesn't look glazed, but I could be wrong. If it is glazed, it would be much earlier than 1890, for sure. Cool quilt, thank you for sharing.

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