August 20, 2022

A Stellar Quilt

 

I fell in love with this quilt while rebinding it and patching a few torn pieces.  

It's a great set of blocks, each one different, totally fun.

The colors are some of my favorites.  I've always particularly liked combinations of purples and greens.  And now I find that the combination of the teal-turquoise with purples is just as wonderful.  I also enjoy the use of blue thread to quilt, even in the light background pieces.

The owner's aunt made it for her.

Here are some close-ups of the blocks.  (Hint - the ones in the final photo are my favorites!)




 


August 5, 2022

The Exact Match - One More

Just a little while ago, I wrote about how exciting it is to find an exactly matching fabric when patching vintage and antique quilts.  I told the stories of 6 times that has happened for me in nearly 40 years of repairing quilts.  

And lo and behold, number 7 just happened!  

The quilt in question is a 1930s Dresden Plate with what today is known as an ice cream cone border.  


Not only is the fabric exact, but it is a piece taken out of an old quilt and very nearly the same shape as well.  

And there is also a piece of the same print in blue on the quilt.

 

 Such fun!

 

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