Sunday, December 02, 2012

Last of the new/old tops...

I really like blue quilts and am really fond of Indigo so no surprise that I brought home this 9-patch quilt top.

Indigo was a major cash crop in South Carolina in the early days of American's history.  South Carolina grew lots of rice, cotton and indigo.  I live on the Savannah river which separates South Carolina from Georgia.  There were several indigo plantations around here back in the late 1700's.

So with all that local history I justified getting another top for my collection.  Other than some age spots this is in very good condition.  I have several quilts from the mid 1800's that have indigo fabrics in them and the dye holds up amazingly well.

Dobby of course came out for the photo shoot....

Also noticed the puppy next door, Zero,  has almost burrowed under the fence...think he is lonely and wants to play with Mac!  I expect to see Zero at my back door any minute now....

13 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

I love blue... esp cobalt and indigo! Beautiful quilt...

Poor Zero... he certainly appears to need some attention and play time!

AnnieO said...

Pretty! I do like two color quilts and love that this one is scrappy. Have you seen the new Minnick & Simpson indigos? They are yummy.

Sue said...

What a beautiful quilt top. Love the blue and white quilts. Will this be hand quilted?

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You find the absolute best quilt tops.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Pretty top. Are you going to quilt it and use it do you think or just enjoy the fabrics? Poor Zero, he looks like he needs a pal to play with.

Janet O. said...

I think blue and white is my favorite two color combination. And in a 9-patch--love it!

sewprimitive karen said...

Poor Zero, his parents need to spend some time with him!

kelley said...

Lovely quilt top...blue and white quilts always feel so soothing to me...Dobby is quite the handsome fella, he deserves to be in the photos...

Poor Zero...hope he came over and had some fun...

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love the indigo and white top! Always a winning color scheme.

Kathie said...

oh I just love this quilt
I am in a 2 color phase and have moved over to the I love blues now I may just need to make a blue and white nine patch (my favorite block!) someday.
beautiful blues in this one
what a find
Kathie

Tonya Ricucci said...

hello, Dobby. that quilt looks great in close-up and love the history. oh, zero is lonely, cutie pie. how do the cats react to him?

Merilyn said...

Those indigo blue prints are wonderful and still very vibrant, would you consider getting this one long-arm quilted?, it would be lovely to be able to have it on a bed!! Poor little Zero, what a precious little face he has!!!!

Cathy said...

Zero just want's to play!

I love your little embroidery and dresden plates. I might try that idea! ♥♥♥