About 20th Century American Antique & Vintage Quilts
At the start of the 20th century, dark colors were very prevalent in the quilts. American society was deeply affected both by the losses of the Civil War and the cultural trend begun in England by a mourning Queen Victoria. Darkness continued through the devastation of World War I. However, by the mid 1920?s, quilt colors changed from the somber blacks and browns of mourning to a more cheerful palette of pastels made possible by advances in chemical dyes. During the 1920?s, a huge array of solid and calico fabrics was created, celebrating the vibrancy of that decade. With the stock market crash of 1928, those same cheerful colors would become one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come.
Our collection of 20th century antique quilts and vintage quilts range from the early 1900?s to the 1940?s, include Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Grandmothers's Flower Garden and other patterns, are perfect for adding a cheerful focal point to any home.
20th Century American Antique & Vintage Quilts
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A fantastic unused quilt in a two color palette of solid yellow and white. Double borders with four patch corner blocks surround signature blocks measuring approximately 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches each. The blocks are separated by 2 1/2 inch yellow sashing with two borders in yellow and white each also 2 1/2 inches wide. Machine pieced and entirely hand quilted with cross hatch in the blocks and double line parallel lines in the sashing, borders and four patch corner blocks. Some very light pencil lines from the quilting can still be seen in areas.
The backing is white cotton with a 3/8 inch applied yellow binding in the same fabric as the quilt top. The quilter made the binding slightly wider on the back side of the quilt at 5/8 of an inch. This wonderful quilt in solid yellow and white is crisp and clean. Betsey gave it its first wash by hand in the bathtub and it is beautiful. Ask to see it in the privacy of your home on approval.
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