The traditional Coxcomb patterns date back to the 1860′s. I was able to locate online one made in 1853 by Elizabeth E. Stark of Kansas. You will notice that Mrs. Stark’s quilt is made in the red/green, not uncommon from that period in history.
I used fabrics from Henry Glass‘ Love-Joy-Peace-Noel collection to make a playful Christmas version of this traditional pattern. Navy is introduced into the traditional red/green mix. The quilt is featured in The Quilter‘s December 2011/Jauary 2012 issue.
Applique was done using the machine fusible method. I used Steam-A-Seam2 by Warm Company.
I was very happy at how this quilt turned out. It is one of my all-time favorites. You will understand why I will be using it only for display and not at the table, won’t you? Thanks so much for stopping by. Christmas cheer to all of you!