Thursday, April 25, 2013

Workt By Hand quilt exhibit at Brooklyn Museum, part 2 of 2


More photos from the marvelous exhibit Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the Brooklyn Museum:

A classic in red and white:
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt, circa 1850, Brooklyn Museum 


detail, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt, circa 1850, Brooklyn Museum 


And this group effort - a pictorial quilt - about as charming as it gets!
Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 



detail, Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Pictorial Quilt, circa 1840, Brooklyn Museum 

Next, a strong beauty - classic Log Cabin - and trust me my iphone photos don't do it justice!  I've made  many a log cabin, but none this beautiful.  I love the extra-large red chimneys.
Log Cabin Quilt, Barn Raising Setting, circa 1890, Brooklyn Museum 


Detail, Log Cabin Quilt, Barn Raising Setting, circa 1890, Brooklyn Museum
Detail, Log Cabin Quilt, Barn Raising Setting, circa 1890, Brooklyn Museum

detail,
Log Cabin Quilt, Barn Raising Setting, circa 1890, Brooklyn Museum


I've never made a basket quilt but it's on my bucket list:
Baskets Quilt, circa 1860, Brooklyn Museum 


detail, Baskets Quilt, circa 1860, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Baskets Quilt, circa 1860, Brooklyn Museum 

detail, Baskets Quilt, circa 1860, Brooklyn Museum 




 I love the fabrics in this one - so neutral looking from far away....
Maltese Cross Quilt, circa 1870, Brooklyn Museum 

 But as you get closer....
detail, Maltese Cross Quilt, circa 1870, Brooklyn Museum
You can see this quilter was not matchy-matchy...
detail, Maltese Cross Quilt, circa 1870, Brooklyn Museum
And come on, this sashing looks just as 1970 as 1870!

detail, Maltese Cross Quilt, circa 1870, Brooklyn Museum
 Simple, beautiful hexies, with great examples of fussy-cutting - really inspires me to get those paper piecing hexies out again:

Hexagon Quilt, Sweden, circa 1880, Brooklyn Museum 


detail, Hexagon Quilt, Sweden, circa 1880, Brooklyn Museum

detail, Hexagon Quilt, Sweden, circa 1880, Brooklyn Museum

detail, Hexagon Quilt, Sweden, circa 1880, Brooklyn Museum
 An Amish beauty:
 Delectable Mountains:

Delectable Mountains Quilt, circa 1850

detail, Delectable Mountains Quilt, circa 1850

And there was more!  Check out these blog posts:

ChrissieD's posts here and here.  She shows all the quilts, and her close up photos really show off the beautiful hand quilting found in these iconic quilts.

Nifty Quilts posts here
HelenNo posts here.

The Brooklyn Museum is so easily accessible by train and the show runs through Sept 15th.  I am hoping to see it once more before it closes!  This was a wonderful, thought provoking show.  Check out the exhibit overview here.