Monday, July 11

What's on the line?

Yesterday was a very, very warm day. It was definitely a summer day and so I pulled this quilt that just said "hot July summer day" to me!

I can't put a time-frame on this quilt. It's in very good condition and looks almost new but it is definitely not new. The backing fabric is a pink that is very similar to another quilt I have that has been dated to the 1920's. The fabrics in the blocks could be anytime from the 1920's to the 1950's. It's been hand-quilted and while not the finest stitches, they are fairly uniform. Notice how the maker added fabric to some of the blocks. As you can see, they are not all the same size.

This quilt would have kept someone very warm on a cold winter's night. I doubt that anyone would use it on the kind of hot summer nights we've had these past few days!  There was a benefit to all that heat, though..........we got a really good rain last night. In fact, it was kind of stormy and so we went to the basement, just in case the tornado sightings and wind warnings actually materialized. Luckily, it was just a lot of rain.
Today, I'm thinking I will do some housecleaning and then work on a little quilt project for the upcoming Quilt Minnesota event in August. Got a little design I'm working on for FireflyQuiltShop and I hope it turns out like what I see in my mind. :-)
Have a good Monday!


Susan said...

Sandi, what a wonderful quilt, love those pinks! I've been meaning to tell you thanks for stopping by and commenting on my civil war quilt. I haven't posted much on small quilt talks recently but try to keep up with all the conversations.

annemarie said...

Love this quilt - am glad you are feeling better (I assume you are if you are going to clean house!!).

Needled Mom said...

It is a lovely summer looking quilt. I doubt they would need it during July, but very pretty anyway.

I hope the tooth is feeling better.

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely quilt. Trish

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the quilt, but it would look much better hanging on my line. We got about 3 rain drops on Sunday. Every little drop counts.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very pretty quilt.

pdudgeon said...

love how some of the blocks are different sized. makes me wonder if the smaller blocks were handed down in the family and used here, or whether this is two different projects combined into one quilt.

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