Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This quilt was just too bright and cheery to pass up. I found it in Greenwood, Missouri a few years ago.
Notice the pattern: it's 4 patches separated by strips. Sashing runs between the strips. It is like new with its wacky 50s and 60s prints. It seems to have been made for a bed, as it measures an irregular 53" x 89". This was someone's longtime lap project, as it's hand pieced. It is machine quilted. The backing, which turns to be binding on the front, is pure 1960s.
I have tried my hand at reproducing this one. It's hard to be bold enough to use a print like that in the sashing.