Follow Up on the Mystery Quilt!

My friend, Donna, shared a photo of my quilt with AQS Appraiser, Cheri Pickett, who was visiting a guild meeting.

She brought this similar quilt for her program.

Donna wrote:

AQS Quilt appraiser, Cheri Pickett spoke at Guild last night, she had this 4 block quilt with the same pattern as yours, and she called it love apple. Said the pattern was 1840-1850, but her quilt was about 1950s based on the fabric.

Here is the best block of her 4 block quilt. She did say that the yellow was faded from a green and that the pattern was typically found in the south east. She said the 4 block quilts are very hard to find in the wild. I showed her your blog post and she was impressed.

Wendy commented to let me know about this post from Barbara Blackman. In her Encyclopedia of Appliqué, she calls it Southern Pineapple. Definitely click the link to see the photos.

So, definitely NOT a Chinese knock off! It was clearly finished at a later date and well done, though minimally quilted with poly batting.

I will definitely take this apart, remove the newer borders, and hand quilt it with cotton batting. Sounds like a good winter project.

A huge thanks to Donna and Wendy for helping me out on this!

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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