Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

 nails

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



 stick pin

 nails

 comma? Apostrophe?

 cute hammer

 stick pin

 arrow/pointer



 screw





 screws



 love these ships


 shooting star!

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

 stars

 sticks?

 nails and leaves

 sword

 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

 lyre

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

3 comments:

essay-helper.co.uk 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!