Rolling office chairs are just NOT the ticket when you are peddling with your feet!
The sky is bright blue – not a cloud in sight, and I just couldn’t stand to be hidden in the basement when I could be out in brisk 50 degrees with the sun beating warmly through the car windows.
I did NOT find a stool. But I checked 2 antique malls, a Salvation Army, the Good Will, and Mega Thrift --- all packed with people!
And no – I did NOT bring home any more sewing machines ---I did take some photos of some, and I’ll share those later, but I want to focus on THIS quilt!
I saw this and automatically thought of my friend Tonya!
((And yes, that is my purse off to the right….))
This quilt is made out of CREPE. Remember crepe? It was very popular in the 1940s ----rayon crepe found its way into many ladies dresses, skirts and suits--
Vintage 1940s rayon crepe dress
Vintage 1940s rayon crepe dress.
Crepe also came in prints….and from the looks of this quilt upon close examination ---it’s all fabric samples and swatches, or a good part of it anyway. FRONT AND BACK!
See the crepe-y texture? I bet this needled fairly easily.
Love the fan quilting and the wonky borders!
Isn’t this fun!? And because it’s crepe – it drapes. It’s got a wonderful feel to it.
The back is crepe too ---and this quilt was loved enough that care was taken to repair a hole here ---
And another one here:
See that red pen at the upper right?
Sample swatches and mill ends are often found marked with lot numbers like this.
The pieces were all joined by hand…see the dimples of the hand running stitch?
Who slept under this wonderful funky quilt?
Who made it with love and lots of time and care?
Don’t you love it?!
There were a couple of lot numbers on the front of the quilt too – I should have close-uped those, but I didn’t.