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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Laconner quilt museum installment #4

here are the last of the Laconner pictures 
this crazy quilt is made of all cigar silks 
they are pretty boring one by one but are rather stunning when taken en masse



I didn't take pictures off every panel of this piece



because they are pretty much the same once you get passed the whole thing


apparently her hubbs liked a certain kind of cigar and didn't deviate too much from those





this next quilt I saved for the last because it is my favorite and it has so much to see in it that I wanted to document it  in detail







you will notice it has some lovely seams and motifs in it






some that are repeated throughout and some that stand alone







and it's in very good shape considering it was an actual bed topper 






there is very little fading or laddering due to age








which is very unusual when you take into account how old this quilt is











the dates on it range from 1887 to 1933













  and it looks to me like much of the seam work was the work of one hand






















though the motifs look to be the work of several people














 and then there is my favorite room in the house the tower room











the view of which is stunning and darn it all if I didn't take any pictures of it!

couldn't you imagine sewing up here?
3 windows worth of light, views up and down the waterfront and that ceiling!





sigh!

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

I think they would have had to haul me out of the museum because I'd have just planted myself on a chair to examine every detail of the quilt. And yes, that room would be great to sew in. Mine isn't too bad because my machine is set up right by the big north facing window and I get lots of light during the day. If I'm sewing at night though, I have to turn on the trilight at the brightest. Thanks for sharing your museum visit.

Gillie said...

Mm, the 20 minutes of my visit over ten years ago was definitely not enough! Thank you so much for showing us!

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