Just when you thought I had more than enough quilt tops I got another.
The pattern is Maple Leaf
It might be difficult to see in the picture but the fabric is chrome yellow.
Now dating the fabric is a bit of a challenge. The design and color first appears in Eileen Trestain’s book “Dating Fabrics A color Guide 1800 – 1960” in the 1830 – 1860 section (page 66) However Ely and Walker Had a mid 20th century line of fabric called “Quaker Chintz” and this was also one of the fabrics in that line that were produced into the early 80’s. here is a great article about the fabrics http://hartcottagequilts.com/his4a
Which ever it is I do know this in fairly old (or older than me) Here are some pictures of the fabric (click pictures to enlarge)
I have another quilt top in the maple leaf pattern but different setting
I was taking pictures of the maple leaf quilt top and had to hang up the thousand pyramids and take a few more pictures of it….
It is different in that the pyramids are pointing right…rather than up as in the one I quilted a while back
or this other top
Here are some pictures of the top and the fabrics (click pictures to enlarge)
And here are some pictures of the floral design the students made last night in the floral design class I teach.
Its another day in the 90’s with no rain!