Madder red, also known as cinnamon red, was a bright red dye made from the roots of the madder, or rubia, plant, and was especially popular in the late nineteenth century. The silk quilts popular during this period were probably made more out of sentiment and a need to keep busy while the men folk were away. OK come'on Sandra Amazing quilts and a great history lesson! Chrome yellows are brighter than butterscotch, another popular yellow from the same period.
Handmade quilts, particularly those from the 20th century, sometimes bear an identification tag on the bottom corner.
Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960
I believe the earliest existing European quilts are a pair of whole cloth trapunto ones, telling the story of Tristan and Isolde dating from the early 's. The grandmother's flower garden pattern, also called honeycomb or hexagon, can be traced back to the 18th century. Applique was rare. I think all the AD's here mess with my computer too much so the larger pictures don't even try to load for me. Only registered users can write reviews. My Cart - Subtotal: They were also used for flour, salt, sugar and other baking necessities.