Antique and Victorian CRAZY Quilts
Antique Crazy Quilts - This page will be devoted to both finished antique crazy quilts and crazy quilt tops. These old
crazy quilts will include those made of cotton, wool, silks and other fabrics. Usually these antique quilt tops were
pieced on a foundation fabric and it is not uncommon to find them unfinished. I have suggested to customers that they do
not always need to back them, unless preferred, and sometimes just adding a binding is all that is needed especially if
one enjoyes viewing the backing.
This Rocky Road to Kansas quilt or also a 4 point pieced star is in excellent conditon. It is made of wools and other materials. Lots of fancy hand stitching to add a crazy quilt touch with the use of a variety of crazy quilt stitches. It looks to have been pieced on a foundation. It was machine stitched on the top and then backed with a grey flannel, as shown, and tied from the back, but most of the ties don't go through to the front. A very interesting quilt . It displays well and has rich colors. Purchased in Illinois.
Crazy Quilt-solids- 1920's Art Quilt(q-411)- Circa 1920's, size 71x86. The condition of this quilt is excellent, really
mint. It looks like it was just stored and never used. The solid colored pieces are like a felted fabric and the backing
is a flannel stripe. The use of these solid colored felts, give the quilt a very artistic look and it could be used
easily as an art piece. Displays well and great condition in this Illinois quilt.
Small Pieced Crazy Quilt Diamonds-top, circa 1900, size 66x69 inches. Silks, etc. This fantastic piece of art work is
how this quilt can be viewed. Condition is excellent to near mint, with only a couple small pieces that have alittle
splitting and very hard to find. The design and color and piecing, well the pictures tell it all. The diamond pieces
form stars, but they don't really jump out in the pattern. This top is pieced on foundation, as most crazy quilts were.
It can be enjoyed as is or a binding put on or even adding a backing if desired. This would also be a fabulous piece
mounted and framed! Northeast USA.