Sunday, July 24, 2016

July CupboardScape

Good afternoon Sweet friends.
What better to feature for a July

To honor our country
for our Patriotic month,
coverlets in red, white and blue...
with a touch of gold.

Dated coverlets can be found between 
the years of 1771 thru 1889.

Coverlets were woven on looms,
not quilted and were placed on top
of bedcovers.

Geometric, Fancy, Floral and even figures
and slogans were made into coverlets.

Since looms were not very wide,
usually two or even three were pieced together
with a center seam.
Even better, they are reversible,
so you get two looks for one.

Since men made coverlets,
a little known fact is if you see a woman
woven into a coverlet, it was 
specifically made for the mistress of the
home at the time.

Do you have any coverlets?
If so what does your patterns look like?

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

July Coverlet Blessings To All!


  1. I have a few coverlets stacked in a cupboard along with lots of smaller pieces. Fun to collect and display. I love how yours look in that old suitcase!
    Hugs :)

  2. Love the July display Janice, never have enough coverlets.Blessings Francine.

  3. What beautiful coverlets you have grouped together! I enjoyed hearing about a bit of their history as well. They make a fantastic grouping for July!

  4. Hi Janice,
    Your coverlets look lovely grouped together in your vintage suitcase!! Such lovely colors! I have a few blue ones and lots of pieces of various colors I keep for special projects!
    Hope you enjoy your week, and thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. Hi Janice - very interesting post.
    Your woven pieces are just so beautiful!


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