April Showers bring May flowers.. and what do showers often bring? A rainbow! This antique quilt measures 87″ x 82″ and is embroidered with initials. This kind of quilt totally fascinates me. What made this person do a rainbow quilt?
This quilt is Dated 1898 International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, IQSC Object Number: 1997.007.0768
And what is even more fascinating is that there are two of them at the IQSC collection. This brown one is 79″ x 80″ .. did the same person make them? And did they use them or were they maybe a ‘fine’ quilt just put out for show?
This quilt is Dated 1892 International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, IQSC Object Number: 1997.007.0673
A modern piece is “Summer Rain” by Donnell, Radka. Measuring 82″ x 62″ this is also a larger piece. I so love how the stripe fabric was used to simulate rain, and how there are flowers on green.
This quilt is from the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, IQSC Object Number: 2007.033.0001I don’t have a rainbow or a rain quilt but I did design the Umbrella quilt to go with them! This fun little piece I designed and made for McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Maybe I should make a little pattern for it.. what do you think?