A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Oldies from the quilt shop!
Well, I got a phone call from my local quilt shop this weekend. A gentleman's wife had passed away. He brought in a ton of her quilts, and just gave them to the shop. The gals at the shop selected some, and then called me to see if I was interested in the remainder. YOU BET I was!! I love oldies!! Above is a familiar double wedding ring. I think it is from the 1930's, at least is has some 1930's fabrics in it. It is exquisitely hand quilted...really gorgeous.
A closer look. A faded pink background...it is so soft!!
Unfortunately, all the edges are totally frayed and used up. It had an additional border around it, and an applied binding turned to the back. So very soft and pretty...and all used up, except for a pretty thing to show.
The whole thing...about a full bed size. Maybe the quilter's mom made this, because it is older than the rest of the blocks.
I think the quilter must made these. Hand pieced, all of them...not a one the same size. There are about twice as many blocks as I pictured here...1950's?? What is your opinion on age?
Honestly...this is straight!! This is as straight as this wonky top gets! How much fun she much have had piecing this top...I love her free form spirit!! It will never, ever, ever quilt out...so that must be why she just left it as a top.
Some of the pretty fabrics in the stars...strings!! Yummy!!
And this top...square in a square. Some old, old plaids in here...our quilter liked plaids!!
And hexies!! Lots of hexie blocks. All pieced with the craziest assortment of fabrics. I love that...
Makin' do here!!! The muslin surrounding the blocks is frayed and I think it is beyond me to salvage these.
Some string stars, with a red large gingham background. I think I like our quilter of yore! She was a scrapper...a fun lovin' lady with no rules to bind her...she had never heard of the quilt police!! When do you think she lived, based on her quilts? Ages of fabrics, anyone?? I wish I could have seen all the quilts...maybe the gals took pictures...