Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bought to copy #2

We rescue quilts like this because we want to study them a bit. I've so enjoyed this raggedy piece. How I would have loved to have seen it in it's pre-washed and bleached-to-death prime.

Let's examine the structure of it. It is a medallion quilt - and the piecing is fairly regular, despite the profusion of fabrics used. Although even those blend together in an amazing way, thanks to a common colors used: lots of white, red and blue - mainly Hawaiian fruity style.

The center is a mix of nine-patches and 4" blocks. A 1 1/2" inch border surrounds it. Next comes a 5" pieced strip, then a wider border. That pattern continues. There are 2 pieced strips, and then a border of all the same fabric - the design is just so choppy you think it is more piecing. It works.

I love the bright bright colors. it measures 63" x 86". It is hand pieced and machine quilted.


  1. Oh it's so full of energy!! It would be a fun quilt to copy!!

  2. Wonderful feeling in this quilt, even in current condition. Thank you.

  3. Thank you Deb. I like the natural look and the enchanting simplicity of the quilts you buy.
    There is much to look and learn in this one. I love that in any quilt!.

  4. This is a beauty! Looking forward to your copy.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. I think it is a neat quilt, I just wonder about what was the maker thinking and what she must of been like. I'll look forward to see what your copy will look like