Strip Quilt Top from my collection
I was looking at this old top the other day. It seems to have
been set in the early 20th century. The seamstress included some great
black neon prints, characteristic of the 1900-1920 period..
But a few blocks, like the red and green basket,
are probably older. Perhaps she added some of her
old blocks left over from earlier projects.
I was looking for prints that might make
And for the first time noticed this...
A Union print
from the Civil War.
I don't have any of this so I was thrilled to find it.
Quite a bit of it was printed and it often wound
up in clothing.
The dress pictured above, although very indistinct, might be the same print.
The Smithsonian has a child's dress made from it.