Have you seen the most recent “quilts of the month” featured on the International Quilt Study Center and Museum web site?
The April 2013 quilt is a Chinese ritual robe called “Dragon’s Wife Robe”. The photograph is kind of confusing because it combines both the front and back views of the robe into one image.
I cropped the second image to make it clearer how the robe looks.
What’s really interesting is that what looks like pieced pinwheels is actually appliqued.
While we’re at it, check out the previous three months of featured quilts.
From March, here’s a marvelous scrappy quilt from between 1909 and 1914 made from wool:
From February, a classic red and white quilt from the Civil War era, featuring the Seven Sisters block:
And from January, a lovely square-in-square block quilt from the turn of the 20th Century. What a daring quilter to combine double pink, turkey red and yellow (along with green and dark blue)!
We hope you enjoy these quilts from past eras.