|Ferns and Berries Pattern|
This is one of the most intricately hand quilted applique quilts in our collection.
This is an interesting 9 block setting/orientation, surrounded with a complimentary border - where corners were ... not too important.
What would you call the primary leaf motif?
Was the bed against the wall and the drop only on the left or right?
The vessels containing the ferns and berries have great detail.
|pg. 42 - documented antique quilts|
The patterns include the detailed quilting lines as well as the applique.
These examples are not contained within a 'vessel', they float or sit on sashing. You could leave the vessel off and have the leaves meet at the bottom.
Similar quilts can be seen in the book:
In The Heart of Pennsylvania: 19th & 20th Century Quiltmaking
by Jeanette Lasansky ISBN 0-917127-00-5
Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society (1985)
|Antique crib size medallion center|
Red ferns aren't really red ferns. You can read more about the plants HERE.
Note the yellow stems in this example.
Stems in the examples we found vary - narrow applique, embroidered and applied cording.
The hand quilting is quite detailed on our quilt. All of the motifs are included on the pattern and include: multiple flower styles and sizes, stems with berries and leaves, leaf clusters, feathers, loops and clam fillers.
The pattern is available in our Esty Shop HERE.
Thanks for reading about Ferns and Berries.
How about it...are you a red or green fern?
UPDATE: Size Question:
You have numerous size options
There are three blocks sizes: 23", 18" and 15 " as well as 10.5" and 6.5" borders
Depending on your selection you could have a 9 block with the largest border at 90" square
You might like a 15" 4 block with the smaller border that would finish at 43"- Sweet!
Or, how about a medallion with the 18" center set square and some pieced 6" borders?