Designed by Terry Thompson, appliqued by Pam Mayfield,
Quilted by Lori Kukuk, Lawrence, Kansas, 2010
Terry Clothier Thompson has a new applique reproduction pattern out.
Over the years we've noticed several of these 19th-century applique extravaganzas. I looked in my Encyclopedia of Applique under Fruit and found two versions.
The Indiana State Museum owns one that is a simpler block set in a 9 blocks with no border.
Here are three more 19th-century variations
This one was offered by the Pook and Pook Auction house on line.
A somewhat similar fruit was discovered by the Oral Traditions Project in Pennsylvania, pictured in Jeannette Lasansky's Pieced by Mother on pages 56 and 57.
And this one from Florence Peto's collection
was offered by the William Bunch Auction house.
Above is one pictured in Hall and Kretsinger's Romance of the Patchwork Quilt.
Above and below are two late 19th-century versions
that could be classified as pineapples, except they are pink.
Find out more about Terry's pattern by clicking here:
And see a reproduction strawberry made in 1983 by Hortense Beck of Topeka, Kansas, in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum by clicking here:
See another interpretation made in 1987 by Laverne Matthews of Texas by clicking here:
And finally a giant strawberry at the Quilt Index (it could be a pomegranate)