Sunday, January 8, 2012

Red and Green Applique

I came across another antique red and green applique quilt at a recent quilt show. I just can not get enough of them. This one was dated between 1850 and 1875. The zigzag border is what really caught my attention, a nice contrast to have a pieced appearing border (it was actually appliqued) surround the floral blocks. The cross hatched background quilting (described as waffle quilting ??? I had not heard that description before) blended beautifully into the border zigzag echo quilting.

The red fabric was all the same for the whole quilt but there were two green fabrics used. They were both also used in the border.
I always like to figure out the blocks in a quilt, there are 4 different applique blocks in this quilt, can you spot them?

Happy Stitching All,



  1. That is beautiful!! It looks like the quilting goes right over the applique pieces. I love that!!

  2. What a beautiful quilt. I wonder why the corner zig zag was finished like that....maybe she was tired of the project and didn't want to take the time to come up with a smoother join. Must have been another quilt calling her name and she just wanted to get 'er done LOL.


  3. It is a beautiful quilt. I can never resist red and green ones either.

  4. What a lovely quilt! I enjoyed looking for the 4 blocks. The tulips are a very nice shape. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am with you red and green antique quilts just melt my heart!
    this one is just beautiful.
    I love secondary designs and well this border is to die for!
    love it
    thanks so much for sharing with us.
    I really appreciate it.