Appliqued Cherry Trees and Robins Quilt – Ladies Home Journal

As I was looking through my 1924 Ladies Home Journal Pattern Catalog, I immediately recognized the quilt at the bottom of this page, probably because a copy of the original quilt appeared on the cover of the book, “American Folk Art Quilts” by Maggi Gordon (possibly made from the LHJ pattern).

I’m sorry I don’t have a pattern for this quilt.  It would be so great if we could still order them from this catalog; even better if they were the original price of 75¢.

The original quilt (Cherry Trees and Robins Bride’s Quilt), upon which this pattern was based, was made in the first half of the 19th century (1820-50), and was donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by the owner and quilt collector, Emma B. Hodge.

I was able to find a digital copy of the 1922 Ladies Home Journal magazine in which the original quilts in the catalog were featured before they were offered as patterns.  The article was a little difficult to read, and because I enjoyed it so much, I retyped all of the text to make it more readable (click to enlarge).

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