The vintage quilt is quilted! Patti’s grandmother and great-aunt made this quilt many years ago and I was very excited to quilt it for Patti. The 42 blocks are hand pieced and my untrained eye would date the fabric from feed sack era to 70′s. We decided to quilt a very small meander throughout the quilt. This allowed me to stitch thru some areas where the seams had loosened and stabilize everything. I’m hoping Patti will show me the quilt finished, after it’s been washed and dried.
At first glance, I thought all the blocks were the same and then rotated to look different. But Michele of Quilting Gallery pointed out that there are two different blocks. Her Jinny Beyer’s book identified them as Whirligig and Patch Me If You Can. And another blog commenter listed many different names on a previous post. Pretty interesting!
Patti brought her baby quilt to show me! Her grandmother made it for her 70 years ago. The hand quilting was fabulous and the edge was prairie points. It was a lavender and cream quilt and she used lavender thread for the quilting! I wish I would have taken a picture, it was awesome!
Thanks for looking! Linda