Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do you know my name? Whigs Defeat!!

Civil war era. 88x66. Thank You!


  1. I thought it was called Whig's Defete, bur not sure.

  2. One of my favorite patterns, but I've never seen it in red and green before. Very nice, Donna!

  3. I've not seen it made up like this, usually in two colors. Love it!
    The Friendship Links/Chain was NOT in that Eleanor Burns book... darned it!~ still have not found it. But, glad I ordered that book anyways. It's good.

  4. Whig's Defeat. Is this the one that was being sold on eBay as a New York Beauty? If it's the same one, I tried to tell the seller, but I don't think they wanted to hear it. :)

  5. Why do you date this Whigs Defeat to mid-19th century?

    I study this pattern and I question the dating. For one thing, this one is made in solid-color fabrics, most atypical of that time. Moreover, the "feather" part definitely is atypical of the 19th-century versions of this pattern. Usually, they are pieced into the block and are clearly individual units, longer rather than short and joined like this one.

    The "reel" part of the design has been worked very nicely, however, suggesting someone with piecing skill.

    In its earliest incarnations, the WD was probably made in one color---a chintz print, possibly. Then, it is most often made in the red/yellow/green prints--30's-40's. After the Civil War, it was often made in a tealish blue-green/oxblood/cheddar or red, green, white when those colors were popular.

    The pattern seems to have been Southern, though it is often found in areas like southern Indiana and southern Illinois, along migration paths of Southerners.

    Where was this example found?

  6. Gaye. It was dated by the person that I bought it from. And apparently she was mistaken. I got in touch with her (she is in California) but didn't know where it came from. Thank you for the correction.