I love the contrast of red and green to the off white. This quilt was originally made in 1848, the original maker is unknown, however the initials M.E.C. were cross-stitched into one block. It is not known whether they are the maker's initials or the recipients.
This quilt was also made after traditional red and green quilts were popular and before Baltimore Album quilts became popular.
I am amazed that women back then could come up with such wonderful designs. They did not have all the tools that designers use today, just amazing!
Being a gardener, I can understand how they would be inspired by the beauty of nature to make something beautiful to show case in their home and enjoy year round.
So I will be enjoying today, as the ladies back in the mid seventeenth century, blanket stitching my flowers on block one, and of course I will be stopping over at Kathy's Quilts to see what others are slow stitching today!