|ancient Charles Jourdan|
I have a lovely and lively client that collects textiles. I gave her a book of discontinued English chintz fabric. A few days later, this arrived!
I love looking at the colorful snippets of chintz from another time. I love this little bed quilt.
Which grabbed me completely by surprise because prior to receiving this gift, 'bed quilt' conjured images of unheated cabins and outhouses on the Iron Range (I grew up in Minnesota).
Naturally, I then hopped down the pinterest rabbit hole in pursuit of bed quilts not in cabins.
|Very American. Very New Englandy. The quilt is the star in this guest room.|
Mariette Himes Gomez' renovation of The Lindens in Washington DC
This is a beautiful room. I would sleep here. Happily.
|Texas. Cathy Kincaid|
I can only surmise, but I think this room was decorated around the quilt.
Yes, I would happily sleep here as well.
|Master suite with traditional Hawaiian style quilt. Hualalai, Hawaii. JC Gowdy Interiors|
I think this is as far from the Iron Range as we can get and still be in the States.
Imagine waking up in paradise. I would be ecstatic to sleep here.
|England. 1725-50 Bed Cover|
The linen ground is quilted in backstitch. By hand.
The medallion is silk embroidery. via V and A
|United States. 1800-1820, artist unidentified. |
Cornucopia and Dots whitework quilt. American Folk Art Museum
Quilting and trapunto all hand stitched.
|Italy. 1360 (it was 400 years old at the time of our Revolution!)|
The Tristan Quilted Bed Cover
The legend of Tristan and Isolde quilted in linen.
If I offended quilt lovers and quilters with my opening remark, I humbly apologize. The old adage found an exception in me, an old dog can be taught. It just takes a lot longer.
Do you have a traditional quilt? Do you use it or display it?
Have a lovely weekend. Woof, woof!
Thanks for reading,