Friday, June 7, 2013

Alabama Beauty

This old pieced quilt just arrived from Alabama. I think it's from the 1860s or 1870s, maybe c. 1865- and there's that asymmetry again! Hard to see on a bed, but easily seen in the full view. The quilt includes full blocks on three sides and half blocks on the left. There are no cornerstones.

I found it on eBay.


  1. It isn't asymmetrical if you rotate through 90degrees. I always feel older quilts were made for beds with a foot end and so would be wider than they are long....

    1. good point.... too, the half block would be put on the side that is up against a wall, no need for the same drop.

  2. I think Sally Bramaid is right. It's meant to be wider than it is long. - Judith Inge

  3. Love your new acquisition! The partial blocks make it so unique and special!!