Antique quilt dating com
Antique quilt dating com - Sex Chat
I decided to put the pattern under Civil War quilt patterns because of the marriage quilt I told about at the top of this page.It could just as well have been placed in the pioneer quilt section.
In researching the quilt shown to the right she found that many pomegranate quilts were associated with marriage.She tells us, "The pomegranate was often referred to as the 'love apple'.Jewish history shows that it was a symbol of fertility.Women also began studying botany at this time, which often led to an increased interest in recreating plants and flowers through their paintings, drawing and quilts." You can find the pattern on her site, Hoopla You may have seen lovely appliqued antique quilts in red and dull tan or a yuck faded yellow green.Her patterns are well worth buying as they not only include the history but also stencils for the original quilting pattern. One theory as to why red and green was so dominant during the mid 19th century was that these colors were more colorfast. Dying this fabric was time consuming and therefore expensive. The fabric color was done by either dying yellow over blue or blue over yellow. Eventually a more colorfast green was developed but the red and green color combination had been common in home decorations as well as quilts for some time by then.Perhaps the answer is found in Froncie Quinn's quote above.
The use of red and green for these quilts was a reflection of nature and floral applique was certainly imitated nature.
To the left is the quilt that I've designed for you.
"..size of the quilt (a generous 98 inches by 108 inches) resulted from Mary's promise to keep working on the quilt until the return of her sweetheart from the Civil War...." Mary made her appliqued pomegranate and rose quilt during her long engagement while she waited for her fianc to return from the war.
She included clasped hands and hearts in the quilting to signify her marriage that would finally took place in 1861.
My newly acquired pomegranate quilt also aroused my curiosity about what meaning the pomegranate might have had to the quilt makers.
Froncie Quinn designs patterns based on antique quilts.