This quilt has been making the rounds with me at presentations lately - it's a good example of how far you can go with the no scraps too small concept. I don't know who made it, I found it at an antique shop. You will note that the maker organized her randomness into 11" square blocks, assembled into rows to make this 55" x 76" quilt. Based on the backing, it was assembled in the 1960s and machine quilted at that point. It is very neatly hand pieced. The scrap dates are a big ol' mishmash - some 30s and 40s but lots of 50s prints. The fabrics are in great shape which makes me think they were sewing scraps, not worn clothing.
Here is a detail from one of the 35 blocks. Making a modern day version of this could keep me busy with handwork for quite a while.....
My favorite kind of quilt EVER!!!ReplyDelete
;-) love it!
Another wonderful quilt and inspiration.ReplyDelete
Love your new blog look!ReplyDelete
So fun! Have you seen Victoria (Bumble beans) and her blog on 15 min of "fabric making" ie sewing too small scraps? It is much more relaxing than I thought it would be. Thanks for showing another great find. Is the quilting just straight lines in a grid?ReplyDelete
Whoo Hoo! This is awesome. What fun. These quilts are so much fun to make and to look at too.ReplyDelete
Oh Wow! This is a classic example of no scrap too small! Love it!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I've saved all the teeny tiny feedsack fabric scraps now! Oh man - just another project!ReplyDelete
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