It includes antiques and reproductions - but all treasures I think you might like.
The sampler is a reproduction and I have yet to find the chart so I can give credit to the pattern maker.
It reads "E. Seaman Aged 7 Years 1823"
I added my name below hers.
I hemmed it with a pulled thread technique. It will be top mounted in its new frame. I stitched it back in the 1980's.
UPDATE 1/29/2012 The Eliza Seaman sampler is an authorized reproduction from The Examplary.
The original is housed in the textile collection of the Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Michigan. It is officially the Eliza Seaman Leggett Sampler. Eliza was born in New York City on May 9, 1815. She bacame an energetic figure in Detroit's social history. Her contributions included the flying of the American flag over schools, clubs for women, women's sufferage and the sheltering of runaway slaves. This small marking sampler was executed in 1823 when Eliza was 7 years old. A marking sampler was generally the first attempt at embroidery by young hands. As a child's education progressed, the sampler became more pictorial and techniques broadened. (From package insert)
|Contents in the hidden drawer|
The pin cushion has a hidden drawer.
The pin cushion top has had many repairs, but I love having pieces that have been used and loved. Under the cushion something was added for weight. It can be used to hold work pieces in place.
Inside the drawer is a needle package, mother of pearl wax wheel and a thimble.
Notice the bias seam on the silk side piece.
|Solid Red / Green Print on solid cream ground|
The quilt is hand appliqued red and green purchased in Pennsylvania. It has been dated to around 1840 -1860.
It is a unique composition. The maker combined elements of 'Oak Leaf and Reel' with 'Whig Rose'. I think it is a beautiful quilt.
The hand quilting is exquisite and includes feathers, flowers, circles and an interesting leaf motif. The filler quilting between motifs is a soft wave.
The binding is the backing very narrowly turned to the front. The quilt is completely hand stitched.
|43" x 43"|
I made a single block version in COLORS and added a pieced border.
I machine quilted it using many of the same quiting motifs. It is hand appliqued with a variety of prints.
Lately, I just can't seem to get enough of lime/acid green! I think the blue dot is a nice ground for all of the color.
We've patterned this quilt and included all the details and lots of options.
- Two block sizes (24" and 30") in Full Size Patterns
- All of the original quilting motifs and their placement
- Optional applique and pieced border patterns
I can see this in a 4 block too...so many options!
The pattern is in our Etsy Store HERE.
So glad you could stop by today! I hope you enjoyed this grouping.
Have a great week!