You know my strict qualifications:
- it has to be quirky.
- i have to like it.
- it has to be thrifty.
Look at this! I found it today at an antique shop in Yankton, South Dakota.
What I noticed first was how bright it is. That is an advantage to tops, isn't it - they have not been used. A wide variety of fabrics are used: some feedsacks, lots of solids, lots of stripes. And lots of clothing scraps, for sure.
The blocks measure about 3" finished. It's pretty big, it covers the top of a full-size hotel bed. You can see there is some orderliness about it. The solids and stripes are arranged in diagonal rows, as are the blocks.
But the blocks! They are wildness itself! The outer pieces of the little squares in a square happen every which way.
It came at a thrifty price ($12.95) because some of the seams have come unsewn right in the middle. You can almost hear some old fellow grumbling that this ain't worth nothing ... well, we know it won't be any problem to stitch those back together. It will be a nice hand project. Merry Christmas to me!