Thursday, February 25, 2010

Freestyle letters from the past

                                sorry this is so difficult to see but if you enlarge it you can read it......
                               I thought it was worth sharing.  Its from a library book about the Shelburne collection of
                               quilts.

4 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Very interesting - thanks for sharing!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

There is a quilt in the Shelbourne collection that is covered in letters embroidered and maybe appliqued in different fonts...really impressive!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that's a quilt? that is awesome. and letters like this are pretty easy to do free-pieced. I've seen a couple of quilts like this but of course can't think of where, off the top of my head.

Diane said...

I think there's one in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum here in NYC. It's just the words "TOBACCO SACKS" repeated 3 or 4 times across the quilt.I'll see if I can turn it up in my library.