Pink Applique Tulips Quilt

 Pink Applique Tulips Quilt from The Williamsburg Collection hints at the history of the pattern.

Pink Applique Tulips Quilt from The Williamsburg Collection hints at the history of the pattern.

Pink Applique Tulips Quilt

If you have been to Williamsburg, Virginia, a re-enactment community that simulates the early European settlements along the East coast in the 1600s, you will appreciate the historic background of this brand new, Pink Applique Tulips Quilt.

Pink Applique Tulips Quilt pattern is based on a historic applique pattern, a design European settlers carefully packed with them when they travelled across the Atlantic Ocean with their bee hives and edible orange daylilies.

I can imagine how much beauty this design added to a spare bedroom, and how much time young women put into making these applique floral quilts by hand.

 Lovely hand quilting adds another dimension to this brand new imported quilt.

Lovely hand quilting adds another dimension to this brand new imported quilt.

 A sweet blue applique flowers finished a corner of Pink Applique Tulips Quilt

A sweet blue applique flowers finished a corner of Pink Applique Tulips Quilt

In those days, people re-used all fabrics, turning clothing into curtains, tablecloths into quilts. It was the lucky young woman who could buy fabrics specifically to make a specific quilt pattern. Young women who had time to applique also tended to be in more affluent families.

I love this Pink Applique Tulips Quilt because, in addition to the lovely colors, the detailed hand quilting adds a beautiful third dimension to this brand new, imported quilt. It would also make a beautiful wall hanging.

And even better yet, no deer will munch on the flowers!

Charlotte