Here are a few photos of my favorite quilts at the Quilts and Color Exhibit. I recommend checking it out; the exhibit ends February 7th.
Sunshine and Shadow Quilt, 1880s
Log Cabin, Barn Raising Variation quilt, 1879
Star of Bethlehem with Pomegranate Trees Quilt, about 1850
The Diamond Field, about 1860
Tumbler’s quilt, about 1920.
Center Medallion tied child’s comforter, 1910
The last one reminds me of a couple of quilts that my great-grandmother made that we used when I was growing up. It was made of square swatches and tied with fuzzy black ties. I guess my fascination with color and pattern was alive even then because I used to love to study all the swatches of those quilts.