My Antique Pomegranate quilt blocks arrived today. There are 8 blocks and they are 26″ square.
The centers are pieced, the little hexagons that make up the centers are 1 inch. The orangey brown was once red and the teal was likely more green. I think They date from about 1880 based on the pattern and fabrics, and similar quilts I found. The are from Texas. They have a Pennsylvania Dutch feel to them similar to “Hex Signs” (click picture to go to a hex sign site)
however a very similar pattern, #14.847 in Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Applique is from Tennessee. And this quilt from the quilt index is from North Carolina. (click picture to go to the full record)
Here is a very similar quilt from the Benton County Historical Society and Museum (click picture to go to the museum site)
I think the quilting on this one is amazing! And I plan to use my blocks to make a similar quilt.
Here are some pictures of the blocks (click to enlarge)
I will need to find some fabric to use for the border that will coordinate. I know I won’t be able to find a match, but I want to find something close. I have a million projects in line so I don’t know when I will get to this one but I love the blocks. I do plan to draft a pattern from them and some day might make a new quilt with this block.
I added more quilts to my Etsy store. I now have 5 for sale See them here