This is an Antique American Quilt that Lady Lancaster found in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from well known local quilt collector, Nancy Knoll. This piece was made circa 1890's-1920. It was created in the traditional Pinwheel quilt pattern. With a very untraditional color and fabric combination. Perhaps one of our very favorite parts of this quilt is the contrasting brown and black fabric on the back of the quilt (inside of the jacket). The quilt features a storybook tag with a squirrel on it, please note if you are averse to squirrels this is not the jacket for you. As a reminder the Helen jacket is completely reversible due to its french seams, not all quilts look as beautiful worn on the reverse and this specific jacket will look gorgeous worn both inside out and outside in.
- This is not as thin as a summer weight quilt but nonetheless it is a lighter weight and thin quilt. The fabric on the inside of this jacket is very soft however the exterior of this jacket is not as soft.
- This jacket features side vents 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 one pocket.
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.
- The Helen is a mid-length jacket that falls right above the knee.
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.