Sunday, January 29, 2006
More from the textile talk
This is another of the quilts brought by one of the attendees to the talk at the local antique gallery on textiles. The photos barely do this one justice. The colors are so saturated and bright and bold and beautiful in real life. I liked it. It is hand quilted in a grid pattern. the quilting is very good.
It is an around the world done in the 1920's. It is about 70x70 inches with 1-inch blocks and 5 borders! The yellow and pink really pop. Solids were popular in the 20's and most the prints are lareger floral.
It had been made by the woman's grandmother and It has spent the past 30 years or so in her mom's closet but recently the woman had used it to cover the floor while her kid's played. It is her quilt, but on the side I did reccomend she just buy an import for 30 bucks for the kids to play on and put the family piece aside. The kids will appreciate it more when they get older that way. She went off the buy acid free tissue at the Jeff's.
This is the end of the quilts from that day though. The rest of the bags contained woven coverlets and samplers. They were fun just not quilts!
Anyway, I have to get to work sorting today. One room...one closet...ok, one corner at a time.