Crazy Baskets

wonkey baskets 1

I got a new quilt top yesterday.  It is from an eBay seller in Texas.  here is how the seller described it:

*RARE, KOOKY, HAYWIRE, VINTAGE, REVERSE, MIRROR IMAGE, HAND PIECED, FRUIT BASKET, QUILT TOP

*THIS IS A FABULOUS FIND FROM THE DEEP SOUTH AND ONE THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OWNING. THIS QUILT TOP IS PIECED IN A WILD KOOKY HAYWIRE MANNER, WITH FRUIT BASKETS GOING ONE WAY ON THE LEFT AND ANOTHER WAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE

*FABRICS:  OLD COTTONS

*HAND PIECED

*MEASUREMENT: 70″ X 90″

*CONDITION: GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION.

It is a bit haywire but I love it.  I’m thinking that a southern quilt of this age would have been quilted in a Baptist Fan pattern.

Here is one with different baskets, but similar age and also from the south

Here are more Pictures. (click to enlarge)

Happy Quilting

Tim


9 thoughts on “Crazy Baskets

  1. Theresa says:

    Nice! I looked at that quilt and thought the first thing I’d do is remove that “gathered” (intentionally gathered, or not …) and go forward from there. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  2. audrey says:

    The color is a bit odd, but I adore the placement of the baskets. Someone was not wanting to to ‘stay in the box’!

    • timquilts says:

      exactly….they just let the rules go and placed the baskets however felt good! and the color is not photographing as well as it should….the blue in the pictures is looking more purplish than it really is

  3. Regan Martin says:

    Kooky and fun! And looks like some nice even hand piecing from the back! Great find!

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