Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A Block Scrapbook=Carnival!
This top has travelled to many guild presentations with me. An older woman in our guild told me tops like this used to be made often in quilt groups. Everyone in the group would give a leftover block to one quilter and she would put them all together. The quilt historian kind of confirms that. She said what is interesting about this top is how many fabrics are from the same era (1920s - 1930s).
It measures 62" x 66". Most of the blocks are about 12 1/2" square. Besides being visually over the top, what is great about this top is that every piece was pieced on a foundation (there is understandably a combination of hand and machine piecing). Finding it unquilted makes that easier to study.
Thanks to Sujata for the name! You are good at naming quilts!