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Monday, July 13, 2009

Vintage Beauty

Today I had the absolute joy of spending time with this wonderful antique quilt. A friend from my guild got this vintage top at a flea market I think, had it hand quilted by a church group, and then asked me to do the binding.


What a fun quilt! The fabrics are definitely not all cotton. Some appear to be rayon or something similar. It's tempting to share pictures of each and every block with you as it is so much fun to see how the block changes with color placement. And a few of the blocks appear to have been pieced with whatever fabrics where available...there's no rhyme or reason to the fabric combinations.

All of that just makes this a very, very intriguing quilt I think. The piecing wasn't done by a master quilter and there are mistakes and problems. But I'd feel fortunate to own this quilt!


I love the block and think I may try to draft it and try making one myself. Problem is I couldn't come up with the fun, funky combination of fabrics no matter how hard I tried.

Thank you Sherry for letting me work with it today.

A few of my favorite blocks...............














































The hand quilting was done with a Baptist fan pattern overall.


I also managed to get another couple Dutch Treat blocks done in the past week.
Tetrus

Field of Daisies


7 comments:

Crispy said...

What a wonderful quilt. I just love the block, do you know the name?

Would you mind if I snagged one of the pictures and tried drafting it into EQ? I think I would like to include this in my to do file.

Crispy

call me crazy said...

What a cool quilt Mary! I love how the plaids were used. Thanks for sharing photo's! Your Dutch Treat blocks are just too cute!

Barb said...

That is truly amazing....what a striking quilt.

Cheryl Willis said...

I know I have seen that block before, I may have it in my set of KC star paper patterns. I love how the quilter played with the different units and 'changed' the look of the block. I too would be thrilled to have this quilt. Looks great! cw

Karen said...

What an interesting vintage quilt. I like how the block looks so completely different with placement of fabrics.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful quilts,Mary,,,

virtualquilter said...

Mary, I am back to look at this quilt again. Love the way the block changes totally with the fabric used.
Judy B