Thursday, October 20, 2016

Look At This Beauty!

So here is the amazing quilt I mentioned in yesterday's post :) When Rachel and I were walking around checking out the vendors' tables at the show this quilt caught our eye in the appraisal room. Of course we had to take a peek!

Sharon Waddell, AQSG member and quilt researcher, brought this c. 1830 quilt in to be appraised by Dana Balsamo, AQS certified quilt appraiser and owner of Material Pleasures

If I remember correctly the top is huge--something like 114" square. It's backed but not quilted. 

So many beautiful glazed chintzes!    

Large edge triangles frame the entire quilt.

 Interesting leaf shapes surround the center star . . . 

. . . and appear in each corner.

Thank you Sharon and Dana for letting us study this piece up close. It made our day!

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer 



  1. That is truly a treasure for sure! ---"Love"

  2. Well it couldn't be in better hands. Sharon is a masterful collector. She has a great eye and has saved many a treasure. So glad you got to see this one in person. It is a beauty!

  3. It appears to be in pristine condition. Very impressive and beautiful too. Lucky you to see it up close and personal.

  4. What a gorgeous quilt made from awesome fabrics. That hexie medallion star is incredible.

  5. An amazing quilt! Incredible variety of fabrics - love the spark of the blues. Thank you for sharing this.

  6. She is a beauty. And your up close photos give me an idea for my many hexies! Thanks for showing.

    1. You're welcome! Beautiful fabrics and hexies!

  7. Oh yes that's a wonderful quilt and all these details are awesome.... hexies are never out of fashion !
    Thanks a lot for the pics !

  8. Wowzer! what a fabulous quilt. Such great fabrics. I like the leaf shapes too.
    thanks for sharing this beauty Barbara!