Airing of the Quilts 3

Old Red Quilts

Two more old quilts

Red Star Quilt

A simple but effective arrangement of squares, triangles, and circles.

I would guess that the orangy-tan stars were originally bright red, too.  I think they have faded with time.  I do not know the name of the block pattern.

Naturally Dyed Quilt

I would guess these dyes are from iron, indigo, madder, and cochineal.

I think this is the oldest quilt I have.  It is in really poor shape, but I love the designs and colors of those old fabrics.  Such rich designs were created from just a few elements.

Block detail - black

Block detail – black

Block detail - red

Block detail – red

Block detail - blue

Block detail – blue

This is block number 1845 in 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.  Names for this block are Barrister’s Block, Lawyer’s Puzzle, and Saw, but in the block she shows, the small triangles are a different color than the large triangle.