When I was growing up my family was not a quilt family, we just had standard blankets. My only real exposure to quilts was what I saw on ‘Little House on the Prairie” and “The Walton’s”. I do remember That Holly Hobby was popular in the 70′s with her patchwork dress and large bonnet. I do remember seeing quilts in stores with her image on them.
people still make Home made versions that are very cute.
you must use rickrack to get the full impact!
I do remember seeing quilts with Holly Hobby’s deformed ugly sister Sunbonnet Sue (but most of those pre-date the 70′s)
Lately I have been adding 70′s quilt tops to my collection. Here is the newest one.
lots of calicoes and the solid fabric is that wonderful poly blend fabric that is designed to survive a nuclear bomb.
Here is another that I have had for a few years
The solids are all very synthetic! I’m not a fabric expert…could be rayon? I know the threads are extremely fine and very tightly woven and fray like mad. But something about them makes me smile. They aren’t particularly well made and that fabric is not easy to hand quilt through…there is a reason we use cotton today! but I still plan to finish them.
My current 70′s retro quilt coming along
This one is also very much a synthetic fabric top and using the heavy thread is a real challenge!….the needle does not like to go through that tight weave and it is nearly impossible to pull a knot through!! It was actually much easier to hand quilt denim, but I think it will be worth it.