War Quilts

That exhibition was so good and I got some good close ups of the stitching.  So I will do a post each week on some of the high-lights.

From a distance this quilt looks like many of the other Military Quilts.You can pick the colours of the fabric as being uniforms etc.  It is when you look into the detail that you can see how it was made.

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This quilt is beaded and the braiding that has been reused and manipulated so that it looks almost like ric-rac braid.  You can see it used as flat braid down in the left hand corner of the image but then again it might have been an early form of ric-rac.  Where the bead has pulled away you can see the fabric that has been a button hole which they cut around and then attached the bead.

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The title card that accompanied this piece gives details of how it was made.

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The central medallion has so much detail that it is difficult to appreciate just how much work has gone into it.

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The layering of the stars is interesting and they would appear to be held in place with beads.

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I just can't get a high enough resolution to be sure.  Still this is an interesting quilt.



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What a fascinating quilt!

Carolyn Foley

And this is just one of many.

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