Sally Post Floral Sampler


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complete quilt

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907 150

This is one of the quilts in my collection I really treasure. It's determination to have survived 154 years despite being unwanted and peppered with 3/8" holes over almost all of the red triangles surrounding the blocks makes it deserving of our care and preservation. The red fabric in question is one of those produced using iron as a mordant to set the dye. The dye damaged the fabric so badly that when you wash the quilt the dye will disappear taking the fabric with it. It's obvious that's what happened to this beautiful quilt. The other fabrics are nearly perfect. There is a signature block with tiny cross stitch lettering. It reads; Sally Post, 1854. Age 63. The historical information I have on the quilt is:
The quilt was purchased from Martha Baumgartner. She is the daughter of Lillian Baumgartner. The quilt was made by her mother's great, great, great grandmother Sally Post. She was born in March 1790. The quilt was with the family on the farm in the Baptist Hill area of Onondaga County, New York until the farm was sold. Onondaga County is in the Finger Lakes region of New York state near Skaneateles Lake. The Barumgartner family had lived on this land since the 1860's.

Sally, it's a privilege to take care of your quilt and share it with others.
I will be posting one block per week for the quilt. Each block will include the original "on point" setting and also sized for a "straight set" 8" block.

Fabric Requirements

907 161-2Block 1 907 160-1Block 2 907 180-2Block 3 Block 4
Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8
Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
Block 13 Block 14 Block 15 Block 16
Block 17 Block 18 Block 19 Block 20
Block 21 Block 22 Block 23 Block 24
Block 25 Block 26 Block 27 Block 28
907 182-1Block 29 907 185-1Block 30 907 174-1Block 31 907 170-1Block 32
907 183-1Block 33 907 171-1Block 34 Block 35 Block 36

If you're wondering how Sally quilted and bound her quilt, here's a few pictures and a description to show you what she did.

The binding is a narrow 1/4" solid color green. It was sewn on the back side and brought to the front, turned under and stitched down by machine.

sally post quilting 2 She outline quilted around the applique shapes and just inside the seam line of the block.

sally post quilting 5 These lines are 3/4" apart in each triangle and go around the block.

sally post quilting 1 The cornerstones are 1/2" crosshatch quilting.

sally post quilting 3This is the reverse side of the first picture. It's a little difficult to see the quilting on the off white background. The sashing is quilted with lines 5/8" apart going in the same direction across the entire quilt.

sally post quilting 4I drew this up quickly so you'd have something to use as a reference of a section in the quilt.

Happy Stitches!


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