Monday, December 3, 2007

Kitty Quilt

Estimated date of quilt is in the 1920's-1950's.
Baby quilt, crib size, pink and white squares, pink and white border.
Pink kittens on white squares.
Kittens are hand embroidered with faces and blanket stitched around the outer edges.
Hand quilted:daisy chain on the border; echoing diamonds all over; one heart in the kitten's chest
In good condition, slight yellowing with age, binding starting to fray
maker and specific date unknown
Note: As an experienced quilter, I think this is a great example of an older quilt suitable for display.

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Janet said...

Hi: Quilts similar to this one with puppes and kittens appliqed were very popular during the 1920's and 1930's, resisting into the 40's and 50's as good chices for children's quilts. Patterns were available very inexspensivelt through mail in and were advertised in newspapers throughout North America. So, in terms of dating, I would estimate 1930's because of both subject matter and choice of colour/fabrics.
Janet in snowy and cold Nova Scotia, CANADA

Eve said...

Hey Janet! Thanks for your expertise. I suspected an earlier date but antiques are not my forte.

I was just in NS over the weekend. Yeah! Another Canadian quilter!

Janet said...

Hi Eve: Where are you located, and what part of Nova Scotia did you visit? I am located on the North Mountain overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy close to Kentville.
Good to hear back from you.

Eve said...

I live in Moncton, NB. I was visiting friends in Tatamagouche.