This is one of several my friend bought. She gave me permission to share this one. Sorry for the wrinkles, but every time a quilt comes out my dog thinks it is her job to lay on it and help. Since it isn't my quilt I was in a hurry...I think the quilt is about 80 something by seventy. All hand pieced and quilted.
The blocks are probably older, and were set and finished at a later time.
Of course you need to see a closeup of the fabrics.
I think the stars are about 7" finished.
Some prints repeated in the pieced blocks.
A few stars are three prints, some are four or more.
Diagonal line hand quilting.
Love the blue - kind of a lily of the valley print.
Dots, plaids and checks - all belong together.
This is a lovely combination - Madder stripe, double pink with the red check alternate block.
Just looking at this again makes me want to stitch a star or two. How about you?
So what did I buy? Not as much as some people who will remain nameless... What happens shopping stays with the shoppers!!
The binding is a little worn, but how about the print?
The border triangles are great. I don't think the lack of precise points detracts from the effect or the beauty of the quilt. Perfection is highly over rated...
It is all hand pieced and hand quilted. Even the binding is all hand applied. In a place where the binding is loose I can see the basting stitches holding the piping in place.
The pattern is a single chain.
The indigo squares are 1"
The border triangles are 1.5" long.
It is a very large quilt at 116" x 120"
It too appears to be hand pieced and quilted. The binding is hand applied and finished. It is perhaps the softest quilt I have ever seen.
The ivory spots are not stains. It is fabric of a more muslin color that the white sashing.
What a great theme - All blue stripes.
6" Nine patches, 2"x6" sashing strips with 2" sashing corners. and a scrappy 2" stripe border.
A fun variety of blues, with a few non-stripes thrown into the stripe theme for good measure.
Add some texture and a sprinkle of red.
Or is it a spark of red for interest...
This square has it all: stripes, texture, red, multiple blues...all packed in a 2" square.
Note the texture in the whites as well.
Hand quilting on the diagonal.
That was just the first couple of days...and now you have an idea of how fun June was. More posts with our shopping and travel adventures to follow...
Extra suitcases were purchased and filled!
Which of the three quilts speak to you?