Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thrift Shop Quilt #2 - Ottawa Housetop

This quilt is one of my favorites. Two-sided, it large center blocks surrounded by strips in a log cabin or housetop design on one side.

The other side is wide vertical strips, bordered at the top and bottom. I found this 11 years ago in an Ottawa, Kansas antique shop.

It's hand pieced and machine quilted in a grid onto thin batting. There is no binding. The quilt measures 73" x 84" - we estimate it was made circa 1900.

By the way, happy Flag WEEK!