I am lucky to have a stack of vintage quilts given to me by my husband's aunt. She knew I would appreciate them. And I do!
I chose this one to share with you today.
I'm a bit ashamed to say that I'm not exactly sure who made it. I really need to talk with Aunt Nancy and make note of the providence of these quilts. Whoever it was, she fussy cut these awesome green bits.
Same funky circle print in blue... but apparently she didn't have as much. It's used here in a smaller border block.
Of course I love love love this shot since it's all about the green and the purple! (I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the green and the purple.) We can assume that middle row of hexies may have been the same color years and years ago, but apparently they were different fabrics because one has almost faded away. I love the assymetrical design we're left with.
Several of the blocks are not only faded, but completely worn away.
Another fussy cut block. (That means she carefully placed her hexagon template over the fabric to choose just that blue flower for each shape.)
I especially love the diamond sashing between each block. So dainty and elegant.
I am really struck by how much I like this quilt even though it is so very different from the quilts I create. There is just something about fabric and stitching that transcends style. I think it's pretty amazing that we continue to be draw to create with these same materials through the generations.
Check out the rest of the blog hop with these super fun quilters!
The "My Family Quilt" Blog Hop!
Oct 1. - Sylvia Lewis
Oct 2. – Judi Hurwitt
Oct 3. - Deborah Massie Boschert
Oct 4. - Sheila Frampton-Cooper
Oct 5. - Pokey Bolton
Oct 6. - Frieda Anderson
Oct 7. - Lisa Chin
Oct 8. - Cheryl Sleboda