QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Monday, April 4, 2016

William Morris Precuts and Civil War Parallels

Civil War Parallels

The town of Stow-on-the-Wold in the British Cotswolds made a Civil War quilt for Appomattox, Virginia last year.
"The pioneering patchwork is a surprise present from Stow-on-the-Wold to US town Appomattox, Virginia. The colourful ‘Civil War’ quilt celebrates a newly-forged ‘friendship link’ based on an historical parallel. Stow staged the final battle of the 1st English Civil War, in 1646, and the Battle of Appomattox Court House was the last in the American Civil War in 1865 – marking its 150th [in 2015]."

British readers can tell us if the kids are
wearing Roundhead hats.

I like it that they chose William Morris prints for the quilt
(especially like it that they are MY William Morris prints.)

The border is "Anemone" from the Best of Morris line last year.


Read more about the surprise quilt:


And look here for more information about the precuts from my
latest Morris-inspired Moda collection
Morris Earthly Paradise. April Delivery!


10-inch square Layer Cake




4 comments:

thecraftyyak said...

The Roundheads were named after the shape of the helmets the soldiers wore. They called themselves Parliamentarians but their enemies, the Cavaliers or royalists, called them Roundheads

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Round+Head+English+Civil+War+Helmets&view=detailv2&&id=1808DC8E5D0B7B3D9DF546312B7F7FE049ADF1B9&selectedIndex=3&ccid=XLlQHr5j&simid=608002288697213264&thid=OIP.M5cb9501ebe63aea4ab281f7488b893c3o0&ajaxhist=0

WoolenSails said...

That is such a beautiful quilt to showcase the fabrics and the kids holding it.
The new line looks wonderful, love the rich colors.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

The helmets worn in the English Civil War were the same for both sides, depending on whether you were a foot soldier or cavalry. The term Roundhead was a period term that originally refered to the London apprentices who wore their hair very short. The current term would be Skinheads and they cause as much riot and trouble as their forebears, the Roundheads used to. Rosemary - ex member of Sir Thomas Blackwell's Regiment, ECWS.

Jeanne said...

What a special surprise! Looking forward to the new collection!