I enjoyed the Civil War Quilts at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, last week. I thought I would share some with you.
It was very uniform.
If you are in Springfield, this is a great museum. We didn't even know it existed! There are lots of neat attractions in our Capitol, including the Lincoln Museum. Last week, thanks to Emily, we found a hidden treasure! In case you missed the last post, the Illinois State Museum is also free!
|Sunbursts were about 6 inches across|
The Seven Star quilt is a design I have never seen. Of course, I've never done research about Civil War quilts. The quilt intrigued me. Each star was made of 6 diamond pieces - I think you can see that in the center grouping below.
|It looked very utilitarian.|
I put my hand right next to the quilt to help with the scale. Such tiny pieces!
|My fingers were NOT touching the quilt!|