Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This is a fun one: purely 1960s. This quilter made the most of the fabrics available at that time. It's pieced with classics that we all started quilting with but some very fun clothing fabrics as well. Seersuckers, a little polyester, big prints, small prints: it's all there.
This quilt measures 56" x 85". It contains 24 - 12 1/2" blocks. The center log cabin squares are all different fabrics. The blocks are surrounded by a border pieced of varied of fabrics. An open seam reveals a heavy woven blanket is inside. The backing is white. One portion of it is a satiny fabric, the rest is an upholstery fabric, turned to the front to bind it. All that adds up to make this another heavy quilt. It's tied with orange yarn.
Here's a detail: