A Splash Of Color

I bought myself an early Christmas present from eBay and it arrived yesterday.  I have no idea yet how I will quilt it.

Here are a few examples of similar quilts from the Quilt Index

They aren’t quilted, they are tied quilts.  That makes sense to me because of the foundation piecing.

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The strips are sewn to a piece of fabric first and then the squares are sewn together to make the top. The extra layer of fabric makes traditional quilting more difficult.

Mine is 80″ x 88″ and it is in pretty good condition.  This is the first top of this kind that I have purchased, and I do not know a lot about dating this kind of fabric.  A few of the strips of fabric are deteriorating.

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I Imagine there are people who are experts at Identifying old muslin sacks…this top has one section with printing on it.

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Here are pictures of the blocks, and the backing. (click to enlarge)

Tim

10 thoughts on “A Splash Of Color

  1. Sharon Eshlaman says:

    I love the orange! Nice buy 🙂

  2. Karen Beauregard says:

    To me, the top one cries out for a lovely variety of crazy quilting embroidery work first – if you haven’t done much of that yet, try it – I think you’d love it. And there’s no end to the creative options you could do with it. I can loan you some stitch books if you have any interest. Karen

    • timquilts says:

      I have thought of the embroidery work and I might do that….I don’t know when that will be…..I have 5 quilts in some stage of hand quilting right now….and 3 in the piecing stage

  3. Sara says:

    Hmmmm…I think you buy yourself Christmas presents all year long! 🙂

  4. audrey says:

    Wow! I love the colors in this one. Looks like you have another challenge!

  5. Grace Thorne says:

    i inherited an old sugar sack quilt, clearly says “domino” and “revere” on the foundations….neat!

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