Country Folk Quilt

Country Folk Quilt by Katie Longsmith, 2021 / Size: 62″ x 62″ / vintage hand-embroidered muslin squares and 100% cotton fabric from thrift-store shirts / Girl’s Joy quilt block first published by Ladies Art Co. in 1897 / baptist fan quilting design
While rummaging around in the basement of an estate sale, I found these hand-embroidered muslin squares of animals, buried under a pile of old linens. Penny squares like these were popular in the early 1900’s, although these squares were most likely embroidered in the 1940’s. I designed the quilt around them, incorporating a block design dating to 1897 that resembled a barn door.