|Full Magazine Page Illustrates Half the Quilt|
This is a quilt pattern page (10" x 6.5") from Peterson's Magazine, July 1861.
"Stars and Stripes" illustrates half the quilt in color. A maker only had this to go by - the size, yardage etc. were open for interpretation.
|Volume 40 cover|
This is the cover of the issue.
All of the pages are in tact in my copy.
You can read the entire issue using the link below.
In 1861 a one year subscription cost $2.
This is one of the fashion plates.
The latest and greatest in the summer of 1861.
"Fanny" is a template for marking.
The dark image from the reverse page is the image of fashionable head gear.
Earlier in 1861 (January/February) the south seceded and created the Confederate Constitution.
Have a great July 4th holiday - be safe and have fun!!
The Smithsonian has a finished version in their collection they call Union Quilt HERE
The maker of this quilt used the design to make a block HERE
Google Books has it available in a free eBook HERE
(The Flag quilt is half way through about pg 12 of volume 40)
Past July 4 Posts HERE with my Coverlet Flag Quilt
Peterson's 1861 Volume For Sale HERE