Monday, June 20

What's on the line?

We have had a lot of rain lately and so the landscape is green and flowers are blooming everywhere! With green on my mind, I decided to pull this colorful quilt from the stack of quilts my dad bought at auction.  This one is so colorful that it almost looks like a garden of flowers...........

It's hand-quilted and at first glance one might think 1940's to 1950's. However, on close inspection, there is a fabric in the quilt blocks that makes me think the quilt may have been made in the 1960's to 1970's. It's the red and white heart print that you can see in the photo below..............

Most of the other fabrics look like they are from the 40's and 50's, some possibly from the 30's. But that red and white fabric just seems out-of-place. I checked the examples in the book Dating Fabrics, A Color Guide 1800-1960 and I did not find that red and white print so I am almost sure it is 1970's, maybe even 1980's. The real authority, though.........there's a bit of this fabric in my personal stash and I started "collecting" fabrics in the late 1960's. Regardless of the quilt's date, I think it's lovely because it is so scrappy and so colorful!

And since the subject is "green" today, I thought I'd share this picture.  While I was taking my quilt pics, my husband was mowing the lawn. When he circled around behind the quilt, I thought I'd snap the pic so it looked like he was pulling the quilt along behind his mower. I snapped too quickly. Oh, well.......
I was planning to share more on the wooly project I started when I was at my mom's and also the project made with my GO! Baby but I got busy with family and house stuff. It is, after all, summer. Lots to do outside and many things going on (like Sauerkraut Days next weekend).  I think my blogging may be a little sporadic this next couple of months due to family things and summer activities. However, I will always post on Monday with my What's on the line feature because I love to hang a quilt on the line. And that GO! Baby project ..........it's coming up in my next post.
That's all for today. Have a good one!
Sandi

7 comments:

Marie said...

whichever decade it's from it is fabulous -- I love the scrappy look and I'm sure someone collected for a couple of eons.

Tonya said...

I think it so neat that your dad finds these quilts. They are so cool!

And, yes, be sporadic but I like your What's on the Line posts so don't leave us empty lined!

Needled Mom said...

It is one fabulous scrappy quilt - red and white fabric or not!!!!!! Your dad really picked up some wonderful quilts.

Beth said...

another pretty quilt. I love the green borders, really does make it look like a garden.
Enjoy the summer.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the heart memories that are sewn together in love ...enjoy the quiet naps ontop of this quilt this summer. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is a really pretty quilt with those hard seams. I know it was not easy to make and the maker used what she had. The red really stands out. Lovely.

The Civil War Quilter said...

I had some of that fabric in the 1970's. The rest definitely "reads" 1940's-1950's. A great scrappy quilt! Thanks for sharing it.

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