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:
Posted by Deb Rowden at 7:26 PM
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Love the orange ties. Can't believe I didn't notice them until you mentioned them!ReplyDelete
No, I didnt either! I think many of us have a quilt like this at home, either made by our Granny or the one we made ourselves when we first started. Log cabin was the first patchwork I tried and a design I constantly come back to.ReplyDelete
What a charming and uncontrived quilt! It looks well-loved. I wish I had my first quilt from the 1970's, which was a scrappy pinwheel, but it went by the wayside long long ago! LouiseReplyDelete
I made one for my parents, I recognized some of the fabrics in this quilt. It faded badly!!ReplyDelete
Love your 60's quilts and your blog. Love thrift market shopping and quilts. "Addicted to the thrill of the chase." Have made a quilt similar to this using stash from friend, who has a 50 year collection of garage sale shopping in her garage. Have shared thrift markets quilts by me, and my friend Nifty Quilts, aka Lee Ann, with B. Brackman, whom I knew when I lived in Midwest. I tried sewing scraps together at the end of rows of stitching, but found it distracted me from the task at hand. May try again. The scraps are filling the house. Buffy, aka Sally LeBoeuf, Edmonds, WAReplyDelete
Buffy! YOU make the BEST quilts! BB shares the photos, I am a great fan of your work.ReplyDelete