Thursday, September 22, 2016

velvet & the little red house


There's something about velvet, the way it catches the light. I love velvet quilts and often wonder about the makers. The quilts have such character.

velvet crazy quilt top, c. 1900, Ohio, 78" x 88"
This velvet crazy quilt top came from an eBay seller in Holmesville, Ohio. There was no information about its origins, but it was so intriguing to see a single red house at the center of organized chaos. The little house stands out against the mostly dark velvet.

During the year I picked up a few other velvet quilts, all head turners, in my opinion. Here they are




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4 comments:

  1. Stunning quilts! You called it right!

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  2. Great quilts...the red house is really unusual! The last one with the circles is intriguing....nice set!

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  3. So glad you're providing a good home for so many intriguing quilts. Love the little red house one.

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  4. And check out the Sept. 24th Houston Chronicle for a story about your quilts that will be at the Texas Quilt Museum. First page with photos of section "D" Cheers - there will be a busload coming from Houston for the opening.

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