A Warm Winter Quilt

This cold snowy weather is the best time of year for me to share with you one of my favorite antique quilts. I was not searching for it. A woman who had a couple of quilts wanted to find out the date of one of them, not a very exceptional quilt, but she was happy to know that it was vintage. She also brought along this one, which she really had no use for.



I purchased this quilt for a very minimal sum. I knew right away that it dated to about 1890 to 1910. The black fabrics are very typical of that period. The pattern is a variation of the log cabin quilt. This one is called courthouse steps.

The most unusual feature is the fabric, which is heavy drapery type, and the quilt is indeed very heavy, ideal to keep you cozy and warm on a cold night.

I wish you all a cozy warm time with your loved ones.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

17 thoughts on “A Warm Winter Quilt

  1. I love the warm colors. You can feel warm and toasty just looking at it! LOL Thank you for sharing. It is interesting to see different fabrics in the old quilts. We have become “cotton snobs” but I think that is changing.

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  2. I am a big fan of deep, rich colors. This is a gorgeous quit. Reminds me a little of some Native American designs I have seen. Hope you are getting stronger, Paula!
    xo, m & jb

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  3. smilesfromkate

    I can see why it’s one of your favourites Paula, it’s beautiful, and a labour of love I think. Thank you for sharing another of your lovely quilts, I hope you are recovering and will be home and stitching soon x

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    1. Thanks, Kate. This one is not only colorful it is totally indestructible. It will probably be around for another 200 years. As for me I’m doing very much better and will be moving into my new apartment with Assisted living. In a few days. I can’t wait. I will be able to put out my quilt rack in my old spinning wheel it is one bedroom but that is very roomy call me with the whole wall for my quilting tables.Love, Paula.

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  4. catkiz

    Wow. That’s a treasure indeed! The colors, pattern, and workmanship are lovely, but the fact that it’s so well preserved (over 100 years old!) and made with decor-weight fabric makes it truly unique.

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  5. HI Paula, I don’t know what happened but I was no longer getting notices from your blog posts and I have missed a ton of them! So I subscribed again. I’ve been enjoying reading about all the antique quilts you have been blogging about. So happy for you that you got to give this one a new home!

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