Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ready for more conversationals from my 1880s-1890s quilt top?


 this one is in "Calico Man" as "bent nails"

 stick pin


 comma? Apostrophe?

 cute hammer

 stick pin




 love these ships

 shooting star!

 1885 American Print Works
globe with moon and stars (I think I have this repro!!)



 nails and leaves


 black tacks in 3s

 red tacks

  black tacks

 black top on board--1885 American Print Works (washed out by flash, sorry)

 red version posted a couple of weeks ago....

 water bucket?

logs, 3 color ways


Almost done, only a few more to show from this top--amazing bunch of conversationals on one top!! 

3 comments: said...

All these prints seems to me so funny) I liked the most that one with lyre.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Fascinating to see so many "sharp" objects. Seems like the inspiration may have come from carpentry (Free Masons?). I think the "top" on the piece of wood is actually a plumb bob which is used in carpentry (and boatbuilding, which is why we have so many!) to draw a level line. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful prints.

claire witherspoon said...

The conversational are very interesting. I never ceases to amaze me how many patterns there are? They are just so cute and appealing! cheers!