Monday, July 2, 2012

Arts and Crafts: Oak Leaf and Acorn Patchwork Quilt

This quilt has a quiet, spare, minimalist quality-- interesting considering it was made in 1912.  I like the way the leaves and acorns are treated as isolated objects that have migrated to the perimeter of the quilt.
Anonymous. Patchwork quilt with oak leaf and acorn design,
c. 1912. Cotton with applique. 88"x104"

Photos of cotton applique quilt from the book "American Arts and Crafts Textiles" by Diane Ayres, Beth Ann McPherson, Timothy Arthur McPherson II and Timothy Hansen.

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