The High Desert Museum featured a collection of antique quilts just in time for the Sisters Quilt Show. The Susan Cockrell Collection is worth a good look. If you are at all interested in these quilts you should check out the website which has a detailed description of each quilt. These quilts have been dated between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. There is a lot of beautiful hand quilting. Some of these have the tiniest stitches.
The quilt below was put away and finished at a later date, thus the bright blue sections.
I like how these blocks in the quilt below are not consistently turned.
Detail shot shows the incredible quilting.
This next one reminds me of Gee's Bend quilts.
I like this improvised block.
There was a quilt set up for visitors to get a chance to quilt on.
The next one is a real stunner!
I saved the best for last though. I love the unique nature of the block designs. It looks like the quilter was making it up as she went along.
Here are some detail shots.
Lots more inspiration for me! Well that's it for quilty photos for now. My sewing room got a thorough clean out this week and I'm all ready to settle in for some fall sewing. That will include taking care of several WIP's. I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer!