Thursday, February 18, 2010
Happy Birthday to me
This one is cheering up our dining room now. When the quilt historian saw it, she opined it was an unusual pattern. One she had not seen! I checked the Encyclopedia and am amazed to find that is true. The little squares in it measure about 1 1/4" square. I notice each block begins with a pink square in the corner. In fact, the 2 outer rows on each pieced portion are consistent colors (with just a little variety in greens) throughout. The fabrics in this quilt are great. Some are large scale and some are small. There are a few large dots and some wonderful novelty prints.
The block size is 9 1/4" and there are 56 blocks in the quilt. I like the triangle border in colors that echo the center rows of each block. Another yellow border finishes the quilt, which is bound neatly with light green binding.
The quilt measures 81" x 77". It is machine pieced and hand quilted with a lovely circle pattern. Diagonal lines quilt out the border.
Mom bought it at a church sale in Green Valley, Arizona a few years ago. I'm delighted to have it now and Dad is happy to have more space in his closet.