This beautiful LeMoyne Star Vintage Quilt from the early 1900’s is a piece of American history and heritage. This antique beauty would lay nicely on a bed up to a queen size, or is generous enough for a good cuddle on the couch while you read.
This quilt has at least 672 individual pieces and it was all hand sewn by the maker. There are 42 blocks total. The fabrics used are obviously from the early 1900’s, possibly into the 40’s. I found several loose seams, and there is some staining on some fabric pieces as to be expected in a quilt top of it’s age but they do not detract from it in the least. They had been stained before the quilt was made, so our maker was being very frugal and using what she had!
It would be a great Man Quilt! It laid completely flat when I started working with it, except in a couple of areas where the points met…they laid down nicely during quilting.
The finished quilt is just stunning, a real vintage American beauty with lots of character and charm. You will not be disappointed!
STORY OF VINTAGE RESCUE QUILTS
Following my love of Vintage Quilts and Quilt History, I find and source unfinished vintage quilt tops from various sources. I then make any repairs needed to the quilt top, including mending loose seams, replacing disintegrated fabrics, and attending to stains that may be treated. I then pair the quilt with a modern fabric backing and batting and quilt it using my longarm quilting machine. I use no computers on my longarm and everything is done manually. In the end, these unfinished quilts from long ago are transformed into quilts that are totally amazing, stunning, and well, beautiful! Sometimes I’m so struck by a quilt’s transformation! It is an honor to bring these beauties into the future and finally give them the ability to be used and loved!
❀ Measures 72 x 86 inches (182.9cm x 218.4cm)
❀ Would cover a twin up to a queen size bed
❀ seems to be mostly 100% cotton fabrics, although a couple pieces might be a blend
❀ batting is a blend of bamboo, silk, cotton and botanical tencel
❀ Vintage as is with some stains present. Fabrics were stained before the quilting, as is typical in early American Quilts of this period.
❀ wash cold, gentle cycle, mild soap. Can be dried in machine, but I’d only dry it for about 10 minutes on low and then hang to dry. Do not hang in direct sunlight to dry.
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