I recently purchased a few quilt tops from Bill Volckening of Wonkeyworld. I have not had a chance until today to hang them up and take pictures so here they are.
The first one is very much a scrap bag top. I love the fabrics and the very improvisational construction. This quilter didn’t care if it lacked uniformity…or perfect 1/4″ seams, or if any points match and that is what I like about it. It has a Gee’s Bend feel to it.
It is a rather small top, about 65″ square depending on where you measure. (here it is hanging in front of a full-sized quilt) I won’t add any border to make it larger…that would detract from it . Not sure how I will quilt it but I get the feeling that an overall pattern is in order to keep with the period and style. I don’t normally favor a Baptist fan…I actually don’t like it at all, but I think for this one it might be the best.
Next is a top from about 1950 (in my estimation) done in a Jacob’s ladder variation
I love the bold fabric…this one could be larger too, but I think it will look good with a border added. I think a sold color taken from the plaid
Maybe even a green to match those stripes going through the orange. I think this one will get quilted by the piece, which means a line of quilting about 1/4″ from the seam around each individual piece. I love to quilt like that because there is no marking involved and it highlights the piecing and the pattern.
They are great tops and I look forward to making them into great hand quilted quilts ….Thanks Bill
see below for more pictures (click to enlarge)