Progress 1553 Majestic now in stock

 

 
I’ve found another treasure!! I had only seen pictures of this  kit online, but the other day I was delighted to find this one among a group of vintage kits I had been offered, and of course I purchased it.
 

Progress #1553 Majestic applique quilt kit - view of fabrics for applique

 

 The fabrics for applique are a great mix of subtle cotton percale solids combined with small scale floral prints, and as you can see by the picture of the finished quilt on the front of the package. 

 Progress #1553 Majestic is a rare take on the commoner “Tree of Life” kit, also made by Progress (#1492)  - both are based on the Palampores or block printed bedspread sized panels exported by the Dutch East India Company and the British East India Company from the Coromandel Coast of India. These  “indiennes” prints as they were called caught the fancy of late 17th century Europe due to both their novelty and the fact that they were  extremely high quality  cotton woven goods  such as  had never been seen in Europe or even imagined – they are seen today still as made in both The Netherlands by den Haan and Wagenmakers, and in Provence by Souileado and Les Olivades and many smaller  firms.  

I was researching the central chintz panels that are currently available yesterday, as I have a large box of “indiennes” samples from den Haan which is calling out for me to make a medallion quilt from it. Den Haan and Wagenmakers http://www.dutchquilts.net/EN_index_.html       features a  chintz panel, and Margo Kreuger of Reproduction Fabrics  http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/   has recently launched a line of three different panels – exciting!! 

 

Progress #1553 Majestic applique quilt kit

 

Progress #1553 Majestic is a double sized vintage quilt kit for applique and measures 79×97 when finished – everything needed is in the unopened package! 

PRICE: $395USD + $20USD shipping = $415USD – SOLD

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