Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Spy - Historical Village Version

This weekend, my husband and I traveled to New England to visit family.  On the way back, we decided to stop at Mystic Seaport, a beautiful museum in Connecticut that features historical ships from the 1800s-1900s.  It also has a large historical village that represents whaling village life in the 1800s.

For some reason, we have visited a plethora of historical villages in the past year, and I always like to keep a sharp eye out for any quilting-related items in the recreated villages!  This village did not disappoint.  Check out this reproduction of a dressmaker's studio:

Beautiful, right?  My focus was immediately drawn to the vintage sewing machine in the corner!  Love the old-school treadle machine.

 Here is a reproduction of an old bedroom.  Check out the faded and (I think) historically accurate quilt on the bed!  Great use of mis-matched fabrics and blocks.  Yes, it looked hand-quilted.

 In another room, it looks like someone has been doing some patchwork.  Is that an Ohio Star block?

My other favorite "I Spy" moments are spotting beautiful quilts in movies and TV shows.  Do you have any favorite quilt-related "I Spy" finds?


  1. Great finds! No 'I spy a quilt' finds come to mind but I'll be watching your comments to see what I'm missing!

  2. So great! And yes--there was one commercial recently for something stupid, but I couldn't change the channel because the kid's quilt was so great! I also love seeing people "knit" in TV and movies, because they are always holding the needles all wrong.


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