Friday, June 29, 2018

Mountain Mist Pattern Number 48, "Jack-o'-Lantern" Quilt

1930s Mountain Mist Pattern Number 48, "Jack-o'-Lantern", Florida, 65" x 83"
"Jack-o'-Lantern", pattern number 48 from Mountain Mist was copyrighted in 1934, but apparently it was not made often. I have never seen one before, and couldn't find another image of one online. 



According to Linda Pumphrey, author of "Mountain Mist Historical Quilts", the original design included a pieced, scalloped edge finish-- not for beginners. This one has a much more simple border and edge. It is also a little smaller (65" x 83") than the original design (95 & 1/2" x 81"). The simplified border and edge finish could account for the size difference.




"It sure reminds me of some of the Margaret Hays designs, but I have nothing to prove that," said Pumphrey. "The colors were labeled Bittersweet, Poppy, Tangerine, Burnt Orange, Deep Yellow, Medium Yellow and Light Yellow."




The description on the Jack-o’-Lantern pattern calls it an original, exclusive to the Mountain Mist pattern series. It was designed for quiltmakers looking for new pieced quilt ideas, and would be
 an "interesting, attractive addition to a bedroom finished in the antique or the modern manner.”  



This quilt came from an eBay seller in Largo, Florida. Now that it's on my radar, I'll be on the lookout for others. Ultimately, I would love to see one of these quilts, fully finished according to the instructions, with the pieced, scalloped edge finish.

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