Sunday, September 4, 2011
Quilted with embroidery floss
I bought this quilt at an antique shop in Peabody, Kansas a few years back. I know it's raggedy and a fairly traditional pattern but I was fascinated with how it was quilted. I have not seen this before in an antique quilt.
The fan and bow are machine pieced and appliqued onto the 12" x 16" block with machine stitches. I'd date these fabrics to the 1940s..... The entire quilt measures 70" x 80". It's been well used and well washed. I'll let this one go at the upcoming garage sale too, now extended to run 2 days - Sept 16 and 17 (weather permitting)....
Here's one more peek at some of the interesting fabrics....
Posted by Deb Rowden at 3:47 PM
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A wonderful quilt! I'm glad to know someone quilted with embroidery floss way back when. I've been doing the same, with three strands, when I can't find #8 perle cotton in the right color. It's a good thing I'll be nowhere near your garage sale. I'd come home with a truck full!ReplyDelete
Hi, I have a really beautiful one like that, same color blue thread, I think it's a Dresden. I LOVE that look.ReplyDelete
Isn't that a beauty? Surprised the floss has lasted so well!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt and what a shame we can't get to the garage-sale-to-die-for!ReplyDelete
I hope it all goes to good quilty homes.
Someone's labor of love--it must have taken a long time to make, and kept a lot of folks warm on cold nights.ReplyDelete
Love it - I found a crib quilt also quilted with floss. Eventually I'll get it on my blog - so many quilts; so little time! Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
I really like that look. It must have been fun for the quilter, also.ReplyDelete
Tell us about the stars and squares quilt in the picture of you giving a lecture on the opening page of your website. Thanks. MaryReplyDelete