Bedquilt made by Sarah K. Headley, date-inscribed 1838,
Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Collection of the International Quilt Study Center and MuseumSee a larger photo here:
Georgann Eglinski's version for an American Quilt Study Group
project interpreting antique quilts made before 1840.
I showed a strip quilt set an angle in this recent post:
A mid-19th century Flying Geese quilt with the geese
You rarely come across a vintage quilt with strips at an angle.
This last quarter of the 19th- century example was at the Kalona Quilt Show a few years ago
Here's a quilt that is pieced of two strips, red solids and a shirting print.
I wonder if the color contrast in the reds
was in the original or there's been some fading.
I'm guessing it was always two shades of red.
The idea of a strip set at a 45 degree angle
I Photoshopped the 19th-century top below
and put it aslant.
And an early 20th-century diamond strip too
Are they more interesting on the diagonal?
The scarcity of quilts in a diagonal set may be explained by the quilt below.
Diagonals mean bias problems.
20th century strip quilt
But the possibilities make it worth the extra effort, as in
this Photoshopped chintz crib quilt from about 1830.
The original quilt was pictured in an old
Quilt Engagement Calendar