Quilts from Storage at DAR Museum, Part 4

One of the quilts I was able to view at the DAR Museum’s Quilts from Storage program was the Thomas Sykes Quilt.  If you like sampler and album quilts, this quilt is for you!

[Image Source: http://www.quiltindex.org]

Reading through the Quilt Index description, I am a bit curious as to why the blocks all finished at 12.5″ x 13.5″, and not squared at 12.5″ x 12.5″ or 13.5″ x 13.5″.  That wasn’t brought up during the program, and at the time the  blocks all looked squared up to me!  I wasn’t quite concerned about whether the blocks were squared up when I saw the quilt in person because I was mainly captivated by the beautiful printed fabrics incorporated in the blocks!

These are my two favorite blocks.  That miniature Lone Star is just astounding – remember, all those pieces have to fit in a 12.5″ x 13.5″ block!

Somerset Patchwork and Quilting of Australia has a pattern reproducing the Thomas Sykes quilt, sans the mini Lone Star block.

[Image Source: Screen Shot from Somerset Patchwork and Quilting website]

I would love to hear from you if you have reproduced the Sykes quilt.

I hope you have enjoy the Thomas Sykes quilt!  Happy Monday, dear Friends!

Click here, here, and here for my past DAR quilt posts.

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12 thoughts on “Quilts from Storage at DAR Museum, Part 4

  1. Wow, check out that fabric around each block. At first I thought they were all separate flying geese, but it is the fabric. Very cool.

  2. Wow! No I haven’t done that quilt, and I’m pretty sure I never will. LOL! It is just simply gorgeous, but I’ve done Dear Jane and that’s good enough for me :*) That lone star block is maybe the most amazing block I’ve ever seen!!!! Thanks for sharing this – it’s a fascinating quilt.

  3. That is incredible. I am trying to imagine organizing two different sized blocks!! That Lone Star is stunning. How on earth did she do that with those tiny pieces? Maybe we need a big quiltalong to work on one together ;-}

  4. OH WOW!! What amazing blocks whatever their size. The sashing fabric is so interesting and those reds… I adore them :0) Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful pictures!!

  5. Pingback: Color Burst in QUILT (June/July 2013) | Ivory Spring

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