When I was in Oregon recently, I got to see Bill Volckening's collection of New York Beauties at the Benton County Museum. We call them "New York Beauties," but they haven't always had that name. Nevertheless, they are BEAUTIFUL!! Here are my favorites. There are many!
|This appears to be a rescue of a piece from a larger quilt.|
|Look at that green patch.|
|The tiny gingham on this is just precious.|
|What could be a better color scheme?|
|The cockeyed sashing really stole my heart.|
|Oh! The quilting!|
|I think he said these were 1950's fabrics.|
|Can you believe how they quilted some of these?!|
|Love this clam shell design.|
|I'm going to have to make some of these zigzag flower stems.|
|At first, I thought this was a really nice use of reproduction fabrics. Then I realized they're the real thing, from the 1800's!|
|Oh! That zigzag border.|
If you want to see more of these quilts, you can order the book on blurb.