This is an antique, American quilt made circa 1890s-1920s. This is the traditional 4 patch quilt pattern. This has been both hand pieced and hand sewn which is a labor of love and a lost art. This piece was found in rural Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is from the collection of long time quilt lover, Nancy Noll. It is hard to say what our favorite feature is in this piece but if we had to pick a favorite it would absolutely be the electric pink coral motif fabric on the reverse (inside of the jacket). We love the fact that the outside of the quilt is more conservative and subtle but that you see a wink here and there of the electric coral fabric on the cuffs and inside of the jacket. The irony is left for the inside of the jacket. This piece is a summer weight, meaning there is little to no batting. It is very thin and very light weight. It is easy to wear and layer and has a great drape, and moves beautifully. In our opinion this is a 10/10. There are a few very small age marks that we could not get out when we wash this piece but overall is in great condition.
- This is a very lightweight quilt and also thin. It hugs the body beautifully. It also moves and drapes exceptionally well.
- 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
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.