I have been looking at this quilt by Susan McCord since I bought the book, Our Favorite Quiltmakers, Susan McCord, by Barbara Brackman, Shauna Christensen and Deb Rowden a year or so ago. I go online and look at it, it's on display at the Henry Ford Museum. This picture is curtesy of the Henry Ford Museum. I am being drawn to make this quilt, not a small version, or one inspired by, this quilt, it's on my mind so, I think that I must make it.
It was made in 1850, every piece is appliqued, the leaves are pieced of many different fabrics and then appliqued, to think she did this in 1850. The quilt is large, 85 x 72, all cotton, but she didn't use any batting.
It's a masterpiece of what can be created with your heart and soul.