Here is a peak at some more of the fabrics in the "inner" 1909 Mary quilt that I have been blogging about.
I have gotten several personal responses from quilt historians who have been studying fabric in depth for a number of years. All concur that most of the fabrics I have shown so far of the "outer" quilt (excluding the borders and sashing) pre-date 1909 and several may predate 1870.
Here is another shot of the recently revealed "inner" quilt.
However, I still don't have a new camera as I begin my archeological excavation on this quilt-with-in a quilt.
I am growing impatient as I await my camera so I decided to scan some of the older fabrics being revealed as I undo the seams.
This is the only green in the "outer" quilt. What do you think of that fabric above and below the green?
I have played with the color a bit on this last photo hoping to make it appear truer to the actual quilt, but I am told that every monitor may read it slightly different. I have a lot to learn about getting color "real" in a photo or in the blog. How does it read to you?
Here is another badly damaged piece of fabric in the "outer" top that I will soon get behind.
Another view of the lovely blue chintz in the "outer" top.
A Churn Dash block.
Another view of the very "modern" looking blue boxes on tan background that is just below the only green fabric in the "outer" top.
Here is a blue-green with the addition of a maroonish red. See page 92 of Eileen Trestain's "Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800-1960 for what look to me to be similar greens.