Vintage quilts are right up there in my book alongside quilt backs, I love both equally. Several months ago I posted a block from my Burgoyne Surrounded quilt I call Vertigo. you can see the finished top here. Anyway, see the fabric behind the block?
Better late than never
The quilt is a hand tied quilt I discovered when cleaning out my in-laws home that I call the Scooby Doo quilt. Why? I don’t know, I guess its because the fabric reminds me of the flowers on the Mystery Machine and the colors like a cartoon. Who knows, that’s just what I think of when I see it. Its such a happy quilt and feels good against your bare skin through the summer months when the AC is blasting out cold air. In the winter its equally comfy, light and cozy. So soft to the touch.
Regretfully the binding has seen better days and currently it sits on my cutting table waiting for the perfect fabric to rebind. Who made it or when is a mystery to me and dh didn’t even know it existed.
It’s tied with green yarn and I am not sure what they put in the middle. It feels like half a dozen sheets, its that heavy.
The backing is several different colors of print pieced together.
Why is today the day?
Beth over at Cooking Up Quilts shared a quilt finish for one of her customers. Her customers mother had started piecing the quilt and never finished it. Well, hop over to Beth’s blog, best to hear the story first hand. Her post brought everything back to mind.
It’s not the only vintage quilt I have. The next is a double knit crazy quilt with fabulous stitching. It’s much heavier fabric than what was popular back in the 70’s, almost itchy and much older than the Scooby Doo quilt. Some of the stitching looks machine stitched and some looks hand stitched.
This came from my in-laws home as well and if I had to guess who made it I would have to say Steve’s great grandma. They were German settlers in the next county over from us. They were farmers, mostly peaches. He said his great aunt purchased her mom a modern stove which she kept covered with plastic because she preferred to use the wood stove for cooking. He also remembers her quilting and once told her a quilt was ugly, he changed his tune after picking himself up off the floor.
The blocks were stitched to feedsack or muslin? I cant say that I’ve ever seen feedsack
I’ve contemplated quilting this since bringing the quilt frame home and one day I may. Just not today.
Well that’s all I have to share with you today. Come back Wednesday for my Island Batik Ambassador box 2 reveal.
See what other IBA’s are working on and linky parties I participate in.