Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Multi-Generational Quilt Top

So my husband calls from an estate sale and says there is a quilt top with lots of brown fabrics in the blocks with a light blue floral alternating block.  He is not a quilt expert so that is pretty much all I could get out of him.  I guessed it might be circa 1870 so told him to splurge the $7...

Well, I was half right!

The blocks are 19th century but that blue (which I hoped was Lancaster blue) is most definitely not!

Plus, the blocks are all neatly sewn by hand while the alternating blue blocks were sewn on by machine.  Since the fabrics are more than 30 years apart it would be considered multi-generational...even though there is a chance it was all done by the same person.

This top was packed away with some of my other fabric study pieces...

That was the cabinet I worked on today...it took a long time to pack.

However I am making progress on the packing front...think my sewing room will be finished by the end of the week!!!

4 comments:

Janet O. said...

So is it tempting to take the blocks apart from the blue, or is that a no-no?

June said...

We had a terrible time with mold and mildew in South Fla, but not so much in Central Fla when we lived in Kissimmee. I do hope that will not be a problem for storing your quilts! Good luck with your move.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful husband. A sewing room packed is no small feat! Congratulations on a job well done.

Judy in Michigan said...

I am sad that you are moving - no idea why - just sad. Hope you are excited for a new adventure. After I'm gone, people will look at my studio and its half-finished quilts and decide that it is multi-generational!! LOL Best wishes on finishing up the packing and getting settled in FL. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs.