Isn't it amazing how applique artists of the 19th century
adapted nature to their quilts?
Using simple shapes they captured the natural world.
In this one from the Herr's Antiques you can guess
she's depicting a sunflower. Some quilters had
a real talent for abstracting nature.
From the Kentucky Quilt Project & the Quilt Index
Well, not everybody's at one with nature.
From gb-best quilts on eBay
From a show at the Quilters' Hall of Fame
From a sampler sold at James Julia Auction