Saturday, November 7, 2015

More conversational prints from my 1880s quilt top (G-H), mostly horses and horseshoes!

globe 

 hair comb?

 one of 3 color ways, repeated (close up) below

 brown & blue



 mottled ground, blue and yellow



 black & red



 1 of 2 color ways, blue

 note red 'top on board', 1885 American Print Works

 close up, black





 
 close up








 
Much like today, horseshoes are a very common theme.  It is truly amazing that there are so many different ways they are presented on these fabrics.  I do like the jockey cap and nails/tacks and riding crops.  Double horseshoes, for those who are not sure how the keep the luck from falling out.....

2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I suppose in a society which depending so much on the horse, it shouldn't be a surprise there were so many horse fabric prints! I love the ones with the buggy.

ukpaperwriting.com said...

All these fabrics with horseshoes are lucky! And quilts or other things you'll do from them will bring their owners lots of luck!