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29-Sep-2019 15:27

These 4 block appliques continued well into the 1870s, depending on where the quilter lived..in an urban setting she was more likely to move on to a 'new' style, while the rural quilter, was more apt to continue with the older styles.

Woman, freed from the need to produce fabric and hand sew clothing, were now able to create these works of art, and decorate them with wonderful embroidery.These were often appliqued quilts, with the same pattern repeated 4 times, each one taking up about 1/4 of the quilt top...there were then, often, smaller designs....sways, or a design 'taken' from the larger blocks...as a border.There is often a similarity in design, from state to state, and it sure would be wonderful to trace one, from place to place - quilter to quilter.Although crazy style quilts may appear haphazard they were carefully planned.Hours were spent cutting shapes and trying out various arrangements of the pieces before sewing.

Woman, freed from the need to produce fabric and hand sew clothing, were now able to create these works of art, and decorate them with wonderful embroidery.These were often appliqued quilts, with the same pattern repeated 4 times, each one taking up about 1/4 of the quilt top...there were then, often, smaller designs....sways, or a design 'taken' from the larger blocks...as a border.There is often a similarity in design, from state to state, and it sure would be wonderful to trace one, from place to place - quilter to quilter.Although crazy style quilts may appear haphazard they were carefully planned.Hours were spent cutting shapes and trying out various arrangements of the pieces before sewing.The following quote from an 1883 article in "The Chester Times", Chester, PA. * "If your pieces are of good size, and all fresh and handsome, one way is to cut out blocks of cotton cloth, either square or diamond-shape.