Monday, February 22, 2021

Family Tree Quilt

 Tree of Life was a popular pattern for quilts in the 19th and 20th century.  I'm sure that some are still bein made.  Here is one from my collection:

I remember a young woman telling me that she loved the "neutral tones" of this piece.  Actually, the color of the trees was what we call fugitive.  The green dye did not hold and instead the tree became this shade of tan.
In 1884, a local newspaper reported a different kind of tree quilt and predicted this particular pattern would soon replace the crazy quilt fad:

I've never found a photograph of the quilt and apparently the pattern didn't catch on.  It sounds lovely and if you ever seen on the internet, please let me know!

Have a safe and happy day!

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