Twelve Quilts of Christmas – #11

Delectable Mountains, c. 1850, New England Quilt Museum Permanent Collection/The Quilt Index. Made by Vincy Ann Miller Birdsey.



Delectable Mountains is one of my favourite patterns, and this one is absolutely "delectable" with the star in the centre!  This is also a great example of the visual impact of solids.


I think the shorter side is the one that goes up by the pillows and it helps keep the start centred on the bed.  Why do you think she made one side of the design shorter?


Happy Stitching (and more baking and more wrapping)!


  1. Paulussen Julienne says...

    My visiting your blog – daily – is a real treat. Showing all those beautiful quilts is a real inspiration for us all.
    Please accept my very best wishes for a merry Christmas and a blessed 2013 for yourself and all those you love.

    • mekinch says...

      Pauline thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

  2. This quilt is mesmerizing! And so bold to give it that off-center look. I love it!

    • mekinch says...

      It is a definite lesson in fearless for us all!

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