Saturday, January 15, 2011

Civil War Bride

My husband's great great grandmother married during the Civil War. She grew the cotton that she used for the quilt batting. There is a
lot of hand quilting on this old quilt.
The pattern seems to be a variation
of Drunkard's Path.

12 comments:

hakucho said...

Your beautiful quilt is a very special family heirloom! You are most fortunate :)

ChaChaneen said...

Oh that is so beautiful! The hours alone put into that beautiful quilt can be appreciated by anyone! I lurve it!

Tea said...

Wow, what a treasure! The quilt is gorgeous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That is just amazing-enjoy:@)

Sarah said...

What a treat to get to see this quilt. How wonderful that you have this heirloom in your family. Happy REDnesday! ~ Sarah

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post! Oh my gosh, how wonderful to have this quilt, what history it has seen, what stories it could tell! Pure gold.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

That quilt is absolutely beautiful, and an amazing family heirloom! It looks like it's in really great shape too, for it's age. What a treasure!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, that is such a precious heirloom! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ghost said...

It looks like the drunkard path pattern. I could be wrong but what a heirloom that quilt is.

Kathie said...

what a beautiful quilt
a treasure for sure...
Kathie

Sandy said...

WOW...that is very special. What a family heirloom you have.
Sandy

sisumama said...

It is truly beautiful. Do you know the name of it? Lucky you.