|The shadow behind flowers is from the untrimmed red showing through|
There it was, in all its glory - hanging above the copy machine.
It is tagged c. 1830
Irish Chain Crib Quilt
Besides the small scale (3/4" squares) 3" border
The ENTIRE border is reverse applique.
This is the corner detail.
The center red circle is 1/16th of an inch.
Three fabrics in the quilt, still in good condition.
Hope to see this one again - soon.
|Pavilion 4 Quilt 1166|
I recall some other spectacular quilts that made use of extensive reverse applique.
This one is from the Infinite Variety exhibit in NYC.
It is reverse applique, embroidery finished with exceptional hand quilting.
Here are some detail pictures of the hand work.
Embroidered stems, reverse applique berries, leaves and stems.
Along the right edge of the picture you can see some of the embroidery.
This is a close up of the 1/4" - 1/2' berries - every one of them reverse appliqued.
The other quilt that is primarily reverse applique is in the Shelburne Quilt Collection. I think it is pictured in the book, Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum,
Another book: Enduring Grace - Quilts from the Shelburne Museum Collection
It is a medallion vessel with flowers - but my books are still in storage - one of you will tell me and I'll update this!
Are you doing any reverse applique?
I have a but in some of my floral applique - but nothing as extensive as these examples.
Have a great weekend!