Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is one of my favorite quilt tops. I found it in Manhattan, Kansas a few years ago. Fellow shopper the quilt historian noted all the fabrics seemed to be from about the same time period - 1920-1930. When I took the top to a guild retreat, an older guild member told me she remembered when sewing groups would make quilts like this one. She said everyone who had an extra block would give it to one person and that person would put together a top like this. That makes sense, look at how different all the blocks are. The quilt measures 65" x 65", the blocks are about 13" square. There's a detail shot of the quilt below.
My friend and fellow blogger Jenifer Dick is featuring this quilt on her Wednesday Quilt Show blog today, check it out.