This is an authentic, antique American quilt made circa the 1920s-1930s. This specific art is called redwork and the images on the fabric are all hand-embroidered. This art was very popular at the turn of the century and was often done by young girls. This specific piece is not signed so we are not certain who made this quilt. Nonetheless, it is densely stitched. In some places, there are still blue markings. We have tried to show this in the photos so if you see a resemblance of blue ink or blue smudges in the photos, those were the tracing lines for the embroidered. In addition to being hand-embroidered, this piece also has turkey track window pain stitches separating each embroidered square. If that is not enough, there is also a third category of hand-stitching, as this piece is also hand-quilted. Although it is not densely hand-quilted, it is beautifully hand-quilted.
We had a difficult time deciding what redwork patch to use as a pocket so we thought it would be fun for you to pick your pockets. The last four images are pocket options and if you purchase this piece, YOU can decide which pockets you would like on your jacket. If you have any questions or you would like more information about this piece of folk art, please send us a direct message and we would be happy to forward additional images/videos of this jacket.
It is important to note that this is a summerweight quilt. This quilt was never made for warmth. it was made for aesthetics only. It is very thin and lightweight, and there is no batting. There is also no loft (puffiness).
This jacket features side slits for generous movement and a beautiful drape.
- This jacket has two clear snaps at the tips of the collar that secure the lapel if desired.
- This jacket has two pockets.
- Fold the architectural collar down to create a lapel if desired.
- The Helen Jacket has a generous fit and is not meant to have a tailored look.
- One Size Fits Most
- If you have any questions about this jacket please direct message us on Instagram and we will answer your question as quickly as possible. We do not accept returns. If you have any doubt please do not purchase. For sizing questions direct message us via Instagram and we will be happy to send videos showing how our jackets fit.
36” back of the neck to the bottom of the hem
23” shoulder seam to bottom of sleeve
36” laying flat, armpit to armpit
Please note that all of our jackets are made from antique quilts and the fabric reflects this. Our fabrics are sometimes older than 100 years old and are perfectly worn. We believe this is what makes them special and is part of their charm. All of our garments are pre-washed in a special restoration quilt wash. We recommend only spot cleaning if necessary.