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,