A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Good evening, all!! This is a rare post, after work at the hospital. I just had to share these gifts with you! A very nice lady gave me these...a Dresden plate variation quilt. She said she has at least 60 quilts in her home, and is down sizing. I think maybe the fabrics are 1940's through 1960's...do you have any idea to help me age this quilt? I love her border!!
The blocks are machine zigzagged on to muslin...
and each plate has a yellow center.
A yellow backing, very wide, with no seams...and I think it is poly-cotton. And an unusual finishing technique...never have seen this before.
The quilter hand quilted simply around each plate and around each block. So...I put it in the washer on gentle cold, and it just washed beautifully!! Cool gift, huh??
She also gave me this quilt top. These blocks were from a block lotto at her guild. I think I will take the top apart and set the blocks differently, with different fabric...any ideas on this quilt??
Hope each of you had a day that was great, and that you are all tucked in and sleeping like a baby, at least in this neck of the woods!!!