The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used. It must be remembered that fabrics, especially those used for patchwork and applique, often started their lives as other things (dresses or curtains) before becoming scraps and then part of a quilt, so they may be much older then quilt itself.

The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used. It must be remembered that fabrics, especially those used for patchwork and applique, often started their lives as other things (dresses or curtains) before becoming scraps and then part of a quilt, so they may be much older then quilt itself.

I like how the sashing breaks up the large white square that forms when the blocks are sewn together.

I like how the sashing breaks up the large white square that forms when the blocks are sewn together.

Victoria Quilt, full size 145 x 175 cm, made by hand using the LeMoyne Star quilt stamp template set by Jeanneke.com

Victoria Quilt, full size 145 x 175 cm, made by hand using the LeMoyne Star quilt stamp template set by Jeanneke.com

LEMOYNE HOUSE QUILT KIT click to enlarge Named for an historic Pennsylvania house on the underground-railroad. Achieve a traditional mid-19th-century look with this 55" x 63" pieced quilt.

LEMOYNE HOUSE QUILT KIT click to enlarge Named for an historic Pennsylvania house on the underground-railroad. Achieve a traditional mid-19th-century look with this 55" x 63" pieced quilt.

Love the quilt rack! The bottom quilt is Father's Fancy from a pattern in Judy Martin's book, Scraps.

Love the quilt rack! The bottom quilt is Father's Fancy from a pattern in Judy Martin's book, Scraps.


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The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used. It must be remembered that fabrics, especially those used for patchwork and applique, often started their lives as other things (dresses or curtains) before becoming scraps and then part of a quilt, so they may be much older then quilt itself.

The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used. It must be remembered that fabrics, especially those used for patchwork and applique, often started their lives as other things (dresses or curtains) before becoming scraps and then part of a quilt, so they may be much older then quilt itself.

This is cool - one a day!  The finished quilts are approximately 80 inches square and are made from 364, three inch Le Moyne star blocks (i.e. tiny stars) and plain fabric squares. One-star-everyday of the year with the exception of your birthday and Christmas day. they were not permitted to repeat a fabric, therefore, they have 728 different fabrics in each quilt.  Jo wishes she would have been part of this great sew along!

This is cool - one a day! The finished quilts are approximately 80 inches square and are made from 364, three inch Le Moyne star blocks (i.e. tiny stars) and plain fabric squares. One-star-everyday of the year with the exception of your birthday and Christmas day. they were not permitted to repeat a fabric, therefore, they have 728 different fabrics in each quilt. Jo wishes she would have been part of this great sew along!

I like how the sashing breaks up the large white square that forms when the blocks are sewn together.

I like how the sashing breaks up the large white square that forms when the blocks are sewn together.

Star of Lemoyne Quilt Maker: Rebecca Davis Date: ca. 1846 Geography: United States Culture: American Medium: Cotton Dimensions: 80 x 94 in. (203.2 x 238.8 cm) Classification: Textiles

Star of Lemoyne Quilt Maker: Rebecca Davis Date: ca. 1846 Geography: United States Culture: American Medium: Cotton Dimensions: 80 x 94 in. (203.2 x 238.8 cm) Classification: Textiles

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