Yale Engine Company Quilt, Smithsonian
It's the Fourth of July, the annual celebration of
Independence from our colonial masters.
This one from the NMAH at the Smithsonian
In designing the Yankee Diary quilt I looked at a lot
of mid-19th-century samplers with patriotic blocks.
Here are a few examples of flags fit into some small blocks for album quilts.
Margaret Day's Sampler, Smithsonian
Another solution for a rectangular flag in a quilt of
We're finished making flags for this year's Block of the Month.
But these rejected flags might inspire you to make your own sampler.
Nickols collection at the Mingei Museum.
Baltimore Album classic
Another Baltimore album, a mourning flag over
Watson's grave. Photo from Julie Silber.
Maybe the 1870s
Corner of a silk Star of Bethlehem
Kansas City Museum
From the Houston Museum of Fine Arts:
Red white and green
This one from Julie Silber's inventory in red, yellow and green.