Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vintage Quilts

Whenever my guild has large meetings a few members will bring their family heirlooms or recent antique textile finds to share with the group.  This month was no different.  Here are a couple that I saw...

First was this interesting churn dash circa 1900...it is very dirty but the fabrics are wonderful to look at..of course the brown is shattering so cleaning this will be challenging.  I really like the large pink and white printed check in the alternate blocks.  At first glance it looks like a large gingham but it is a printed fabric.  It has a plain muslin back and I believe the binding is front to back.

Next was a fun log-cabin circa 1940.

These strips are tiny!  The center blocks are red or pink and are 1/2 inch square!  I believe it was foundation pieced on muslin.

It has a wonderful yellow flowered back...the binding is back to front.


11 comments:

Tonya Ricucci said...

love love this log cabin. quilter after my own heart. narrow strips, happy colors.

Janet O. said...

How cool! I think some of the fabrics in that first quilt are in a log cabin quilt I have from that era--the color scheme includes those pinks, blues and blacks.
What a wonderful log cabin quilt. Is the last photo a shot of machine quilting on it?

claire witherspoon said...

Thanks for sharing those pics! That log cabin is a real find! The 40's fabs give it such a different look from 1800's log cabins?! The fabrics are so lively and fun! cheers, Claire W.

Gretchen said...

I love the log cabin! The fabrics are so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing these.

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my gosh! That log cabin is amazing. Love the churn dash too.

Karen said...

The pink and white is what got my attention right away on the churn dash quilt.

When I was in the buying mode for antique quilts or tops, I only once came across a log cabin quilt. This one has some busy fabrics in it but still a treasure.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Fun!

Dawn said...

Love that pink check too - not much beats little logs on a LC quilt. That one is really colorful!

*karendianne. said...

Love all but adore the churn dash. Thanks for sharing!

The Civil War Quilter said...

What fun vintage quilts! Love the old Churn Dash with the huge pink checks, wow!

Sandra Henderson said...

What FUN! I'm sorry I'm so behind on visiting your blog. I love both of these! I am especially fond of the prints in the log cabin though. So cheerful.