This is an American, antique crazy quilt. We cannot credibly date this quilt. Our best guess is 1910-1920s but that is just a guess. The maker of this quilt was keen to show off her vast hand stitching skills. We have counted over 20 different kinds of hand embroidery stitches displayed in the quilt. Including French Knots and tight top stitching. There is so much symbolism in this quilt it is hard for words to express and it begs the questions, who was the maker? The most compelling story in this quilt is the turquoise person with blonde hair that can be seen in the back of the jacket. Elizabeth stared at this quilt at an attempt to decode the story and was left with very little to no answer. To the best of her ability she believes that the child/cherub was intended to be upside down on the quilt which is why you will see it that way on this piece and we believe that the child is meant to be a boy, please not the belly button. We could write a novel about this piece but to make a long story long the only other thing we would like to point out is the amount of turquoise used in this piece makes it next level in our opinion. This is nothing short of an American masterpiece and should be cherished by an art collector and stored accordingly. If you have any questions or would like to see more details via video please direct message us. For your conevenience, the fabrics used in this piece are cotton broad clothes, boucle's, tartan fine wools, and flannels. In our opinion this quilt is thin, medium weight, with no loft or batting. It has a beautiful drape.
- 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.