Dark Chocolate and Lilac, c. 1850 by Sara Morgan
Rich warm browns, subtle lilacs and deep purples make for timeless beauty in this wonderful vintage reproduction collection from Sara Morgan. As was popular in the mid-19th century, the soft florals reflect a sign of the times – elegant prints with strong copper brown accents and finely detailed prints which displayed the strong European influence of the era. The purples of that period were fugitive dyes, often unstable and bleeding onto other fabrics of the quilt, making prints such as these a rare find.
Decorative borders and stylized floral appliqué motifs were indicative of the quilting styles, as were eight-pointed stars. During this period, quilters began to experiment more with piecing patterns and variations.
Although many of the quilts created were large enough to accommodate four poster beds, folks from the Midwest area rarely included the cutouts that were traditional among the New England quilters. Reproduction fabric enthusiasts are sure to recognize the true treasure found in these rare prints.
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