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.


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.


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


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


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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