A Beautiful Colorful Antique American Quilt Patchwork, Country Of Origin: America, Circa date: 1920 The art and craft of American quilt making is an important part of our cultural heritage. Quilting has been practiced in many parts of the world, but first became popular in the USA in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. They represent an expressive art form with the colors and patterns representing the woman who created it. The tradition of quilting has been kept alive in circles of women throughout the ages. This particular quilt was created in the 1920s.
The pattern of this breathtaking antique American patchwork quilt is known as the honeycomb or hexagonal pattern. This pattern first appeared in Godey’s Lady’s Book in 1835 and has remained a popular pattern. It is usually one of the first patterns taught to beginners, and it can be created with small scraps of fabric leftover from other projects. Sometimes, old garments or other cloth are used in a quilt rather than being discarded.
The colors chosen for this quilt are bright and colorful. Today, when we think of quilting, matching fabric is often purchased for the entire quilt. This quilt appears to have been made from random scraps of fabric in various colors and patterns.
One of the features that is unusual about this quilt is the seemingly randomly placed individual hexagons on the edges. Typically, the pattern is planned so that the hexagons end flush with the border. in the case of this quilt, it appears as if some fabric was leftover, and the quilter used it to fill in the space. This gives it a hand-crafted, folk art character that gives it a unique charm.
Many times, these quilts were made for utilitarian purposes and as bed coverings. Sometimes they were made to give as special gifts to commemorate a birth or wedding. They were often found on the interiors of arts and crafts style homes where their character adds charm and personality to the space. This is a gorgeous quilt for your collection and an important part of American history.
It is a beautiful piece of American history that will make a colorful addition to your rustic home interior. It is perfect for a historical home, in a traditional bedroom, or on display in any room of the home. This is a unique piece and an authentic slice of American history.