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.
Posted by Deb Rowden at 9:01 PM
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What a neat quilt and great gift. Happy birthday! :)ReplyDelete
That is very nice.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! Your pressie is lovely! Well done Mum.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Deb and in the Netherlands we sayReplyDelete
Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd Deb.
Have a nice day !
Happy birthday! What a wonderful gift to receive!ReplyDelete
It is a different block pattern and oh so interesting. Nice of your mother to give it to you.ReplyDelete
A delightful and lovely quilt. Happy Birthday. Do you think a quilter saw block 2310 put in a quilt on point and thought the blocks were constructed as she did? Or do I have that all wrong.ReplyDelete
thank you for the birthday greetings! Laura is on to something, that pattern (2310) is similar. This quilt takes it farther (7 rows of squares instead of 5).....good work!ReplyDelete
I just found your blog and I am in heaven. I am going to read it from "cover to cover". Thank you for such wonderful picture..oh and happy birthday!!ReplyDelete
so I got to spend some time with you on your birthday and didn't even know it, well a belated happy birthday and thanks for sharing some of your day with me.ReplyDelete