Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Embroidered Applique Quilt, c. 1950, Maine

The auction was more than a month ago, but for a variety of reasons, there was a delay shipping this quilt. It came from an auction house in Maine, and a shipper in Portland was planning to ship it, but possibly not until after Christmas. So, I let them know I would soon be in Maine, and arranged to pick it up in person. I'm glad I did. We enjoyed having it around for the Holidays.

It's a charming piece, full of appliqued animals, creatures and other figures...there's even a Santa Claus. Merry Christmas!

The quilt is 52" x 80" and is backed, bound and tied in a few places, but has no batting. Here are photos of some of the individual blocks, showing the applique and embroidery. Enjoy!



  1. I love this one...the quirky animals with their labels, the geometric embroidery design and that green!

  2. What an amazing quilt. So original and fun

  3. Fascinating! I don't think she thought much of Harry Truman!