This is the last post on the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show. I hope you've enjoyed the show. All of the quilts in this post were from the trunk show owned by Jeananne Wright. All these quilts in this post were hand pieced.
This tied quilt is from the 1890s and is prized by its owner (Jeananne) for the fabrics. The short sides of these triangles were approximately 1 inch. A lot of the older quilts in this show had a lot smaller blocks in them than I am used to seeing. There was no border on this quilt, it was all half-square triangles and then it stopped and was bound.
These 1890s Lemoyne Star blocks are 3 inches square. Notice the fabric used for the alternate squares and the edge triangles. Also look at the binding. I think that the binding used to be another color and faded to this khaki color. Notice the light show through? The batting in this quilt must be getting very thin because you can see that a striped backing was used. The 4-patches set on point in the inner border were only 1.5"!
This 1890s Turkey Tracks quilt is made of 3 inch blocks. The little blue triangles are appliquéd. Can you imagine the size of them? That would make them approximately 1/4 inch. Wow! Can you imagine? Notice the fabric of the alternate blocks. And for you reproduction gals, look at that real deal fabric on the alternate block!
Speaking of reproduction fabrics, Jeananne made up some several quilts using reproduction fabric and had them in the show. Here's one that was used in a book. I love this quilt. The colors are so soft looking. What is the name of that star block? Anyone? The blocks in this were not any bigger that 6 inches.