|Red Applique from Ferns and Berries c. 1840 Antique Quilt|
White was the norm.
Bright turkey red, rich green fabrics - white thread.
Would you do that today?
|Three Full Size Block and Two Full Size |
Border Sizes in the pattern
The antique Ferns and Berries quilt in our collection (c.1840) is completely hand sewn - in white thread.
Kelly Anns Quilting has kitted up this fantastic quilt. Three block and Two Borders Sizes
This is what they wrote on Facebook:
This past summer when Dawn from Collector with a Needle was here with her collection of quilts she introduced many of you to Ferns and Berries. We chatted about kitting up the 58" square quilt and talked about how perfect it would be for Christmas. We are now offering the kits, pre-order, for $74.99. The kit will include all the fabric for the front and binding. If you don't have the pattern we can also order that and it is $21.99. Doreen did an amazing job on the sample block...pop in to order your kit today.
Phone number 341-8890
|Reproduction by Doreen - Aunt Reen's Place|
Doreen's (Aunt Reen's Place) sample block is great! It is on display in Kelly Ann's.
The prolific quilter that she is - she has two sizes of Ferns and Berries in the works! She is planning to incorporate the quilt in her holiday decorating.
She appliqued her berry stems. Some of the antique versions of this quilt embroider the stems. The original in our collection has applique stems.
|Greens From the c. 1840s Original|
Selecting greens is an interesting decision when reproducing antique applique.
The greens of this era were not always a stable dye. This photo shows a portion of the appliqué and the binding. Where the binding is worn away, a hint of the original green (still a bit faded) remains. There is no one 'right' green!
Note the use of white thread on the green fabric.
|A Portion of the Hand Quilting in the Antique Ferns & Berries|
The pattern for this pattern includes every line of the detailed hand quilting from the original - in multiple sizes. You can quilt yours just like the original.
The quilting motifs can be used for hand or machine quiting. So much detail - so many options!
Happy Stitching - - with any color thread you love!