I seem to still be on a mid-century kick. I just got another quilt top from eBay, this one in a fan pattern that looks to me to be 50’s-60’s.
Teddy had to check it out as soon as it came out of the box. He stands right at the edge of the top while it is on the floor and sniffs and looks, but today I told him he could sit on it…he gets very nervous as you can see. He thinks he is doing something wrong and gets off as soon as I take a picture.
The top has 156 blocks and is about 78 x 85 (I need to press it to see for sure) This one will be taken apart and re-set, not because it is not well made, it is very nicely done, but because I want a less traditional setting. It is not a national treasure so I don’t feel bad about making it my own. Older more rare tops are a different story, those I try to keep true to the original design.
each block is made with a solid and a print as well as white muslin.
and it is pretty as it is
But I still think I will re-design the layout.
I went all out for this one and spent $30. It is all hand pieced there is no damage or staining so it should be easy to work on.
There are some fun fabrics (click to enlarge)