Can You Identify This Quilt?

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Marsha posted on Mon, Nov 14 2011 7:10 AM

I saw this quilt at a museum in Weathersfield, Vermont this summer.  Since then I have blogged about it ( and had inquiries about it.  Several of my readers believe it to be a unique pattern.  Can you help?  If you have seen this pattern before, please let me know.

It was made in the 1860's and is an album quilt called "Weathersfield Rising Sun Album Quilt".  Several of us have researched "rising sun" and have not come up with it.  I'm about to make a reproduction of it but would love to know if anyone else has seen one like it across the country...or beyond.


As you may be able to tell, the top half is made like a "Carolina Lily" design but has that lovely little triangle for the signature and then the botton half is a full triangle. 

If it's unknown, is there a way to get it recognized by quilt authorities?



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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 10:46 AM


Beautiful quilt and love the block.  I have no idea what it is called.  Have not seen this particular pattern before.  It does resemble a Carolina Lily a little but not in entirity.  It may very well be a "self" design.

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Flojo replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 11:24 AM

It looks like the upper half of a Peony block.  The bottom half has 2 more 'petals" and an appliqued stem

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Sheila replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 1:43 PM

I have no idea what it's called but, my first glance made me think of a fancy hankie in a pocket! LOL!


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Excuse me, but I thought WE were quilting authorities?????



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Carey replied on Tue, Nov 15 2011 11:43 AM

Lol Suk, just because we are doesn't mean we know everything about quilting thereis to know hence why we all take classes and read magazines still etc. ;)

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