I have more lovely photos from Muzeo in Anaheim, CA. Today is the last day of the exhibit if you want to see them yourself in person!
Today's quilts are all applique. I have really enjoyed looking at applique quilts lately. The amount of work that goes into them is staggering, and should be appreciated.
This one is called Dancing Daffodils, maker unknown c. 1931. I just love daffodils, and I really like this design. The pattern is a Mountain Mist pattern #24.
I love the luxurious fabrics used. I also love the little details, like the spiderwebs quilted in the centers.
And take a look at this hand quilting, it's amazing. It is hard to see in this picture, but it looks like the quilter actually changed colors of thread for each border. Talk about attention to detail!
This one is called Poppy, maker unknown c. 1913. I apologize about the light. The one drawback of viewing quilts in a museum is that the lighting isn't fabulous.
I just love the ghost shapes that the maker quilted into the background.
This one is just gorgeous! It is called State Flower by Eda R. Sharpe c. 1932. The quilting is amazing!
I was delighted to learn that these patterns were published as a series from Ruby Short McKim in Eda's local newspaper at a rate of one per week. At the end of the series, there was a contest and exhibition of the finished quilts. What fun!
I hope you'll join me again next Sunday when I share some more quilts from the exhibit.
Thanks for reading,