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.

8 comments:

cher said...

this is by far my most favorite of the quilts you took photos of-a pattern I love and the brights are just wonderful-good tip to the owner on saving it from the children romping on it!

Darcie said...

What a treasure!!! That Trip is breathtaking!!!

Sandra said...

What a fantastic quilt! Thanks for the photos - great fun to examine them :-)

Lucy said...

What a darling!! I love it !

Laura said...

Wow, the colors are great! I can't imagine hand quilting something like this.

Bonnie said...

It's GORGEOUS!! I love the solids with the prints....Today's repro 30's quilts just are missing that, because they use that white on white painted print to set them with instead of muslin or solids...no one uses solids! This quilt is a good example of every reason that there IS a place for solids!

Bonnie

Tonya R said...

Ooh, I love the colors. Amazing to think this wasn't strip pieced or anything fancy. Just one block at a time. Gorgeous.

Inga Helene said...

Wow!!!!! This must be the most wonderful TATW -quilt I've ever seen. What a sparkling quilt.

Inga