Mid-19th-century fashion demanded stripes.
A mid-19th-century quilt in the bear paw pattern from the Quilt Index and the Iowa Project
It would look good in my new Baltimore Blues collection for Moda, which includes a couple of striped prints. You could use November's Bear's Paw pattern from my Westering Women BOM. Click to see it:
The most dramatic print in Baltimore Blues is this bold stripe from the 1840s
The stripe comes in three neutrals,
Talbot Tan (a buff-color), Sassafras Brown and Ivory colorways
Georgann Eglinski is using the Lovely Lane
stripe in a medallion quilt she's making
to frame her John Hewson panel.
The print is called Lovely Lane after a Baltimore
landmark, the Lovely Lane chapel, a Methodist church built
before the Revolutionary War. The church is now a museum
devoted to Methodist history.
The Museum has a quilt collection including this Baltimore Album
made for the Reverend Hezekiah Best.
In May Teri & Kara at the blog Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye joined the Baltimore Applique Society for a lecture by Marylou McDonald at the Lovely Lane Museum. They saw five quilts in the museum's collection and did a great job of photographing them.
There were four Baltimore Album Quilts and one whole-cloth quilt for us to view.