Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Nova Scotia Crown of Thorns

I am sure that this quilt has a story. I love a quilt that has a story.   It has been at the back of a cupboard in my home. It was given to me several years ago with little detail.  It has a Nova Scotia Heritage Quilt Project label on it so I know that someone cared for in its present state when that happened, but before that , I have no idea.
 I do know, from inspection, that it was a much larger quilt than it is now.  It appears that a few rows of blocks were cut down and a new binding attached.  Other than that, the only other thing I can say about this quilt is that it is definitely a Nova Scotia quilt.  The colours, the design, the quilting, the batting all appear to sing Nova Scotia.  The turkey red has rotted away in every piece that it was used.  The muslin is thin and the batting, whatever was used, is wadded in many spots.  All this being said, it may be a bit of a wreck but it is very warm and soft and cuddly and still deserving of a place in my quilty home.  Hopefully, some day, I will be able to have a good idea of when it was made.  Any guesses?
Crown of Thorns


Are you a lover of antique quilts?  Will our new quilts last forever?  Where will they end up?  

9 comments:

  1. So cool! It definitely is very Nova Scotian antique. You could ask Mary if she has more details -- she's probably seen all the quilts in the NS Museum Collection.

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  2. Love this pattern, I will make this at some time later this year. I would love to hear any up date you may receive on the quilt or pattern.
    I have several old ones as well, but have no information on them. I don't have a clue where to look. Have a great week.
    Blessings and Hugs

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  3. What a great quilt. Hope you are able to shed more light on this. I have an old magazine of Nova Scotia quilts so will find it and see if I can help.

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  4. How lovely to own something so old and so beautiful! Definitely a treasure. xx

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  5. I love antique quilts, it is a shame not many have labels attached, so we can know more about them. When I was in Nova Scotia 15 years ago, I bought an antique quilt at a small op shop...artist unknown...I put a label on all my quilts and even my name is stitched under the label.....

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  6. What a treasure! I enjoy seeing antique quilts and have a few tucked away in storage. I'm quite sure this aged beauty feels right at home in its quilty surroundings! XO

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  7. It's beautiful and hopefully you'll be able to track down more info.

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  8. It is sure beautiful and would have been a lot of work in those days, being hand cut , no rotary cutters when this was created . A perfect display for Canada's birthday!

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  9. What a striking quilt it must have been when it was made. Definitely a treasure to hold on to and pass down in your family.
    I have an old quilt as well and my grandmother (from Quebec) told me that they used to use rolls of cotton batting in the quilts and that over time it would wad up. Perhaps that is the batting inside your quilt.

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