Ocean Waves variation --- circa???? It’s hard to tell because solids are hard to date – but we are guessing 1930’s ish? Look at the gorgeous quilting in these triangular areas……WOW!
I saw the quilting from down the hall and moved toward the quilt just dying to see ----is it machine quilted? Is it hand quilted?
Oh, it’s hand all right….each miniscule stitch in the blue and white areas ---and in the “stitch in the ditch” between the diagonal rows of half square triangles.
Here is the whole quilt on the bed…..
Beautiful Blue and White!
As we are standing there, Allison says something like “Do you notice anything about the hour glass triangles?” And I look and I look and I look….and then I see it…..down the center of the quilt! “Ooops! have these been turned wrong?” Wait --- they are wrong, or specifically turned all the way down the center of the quilt…do you see it? Left to right? ((there is another coverlet folded at the foot of the bed))
This was TWO QUILTS!!
And now it is one quilt! We stood there and examined and speculated and discussed. I am short a couple of photos but here is what we decided:
This was a set of matching twin quilts.
At some point and time the side borders were removed and the quilt was stitched together as you see above…..the side borders were added to the TOP of the quilt, shown in the photo of the full quilt above ---there are two rows of pieced triangles at the top of the quilt, where there is only a single row on the sides and on the bottom.
Look again at the full quilt…you will see the double row on top….and along the side…one row.
What’s the story, Morning Glory?? We will never know, but oh if this quilt, or pair of quilts could talk!
I thought the way the quiltmaker joined them was quite inventive…..and of course, the quilting was LOVELY!
Another question comes to mind…….was the joiner a different person, perhaps years later --- than the original maker?
Have a great day everyone! I’m off to teach a Virginia Bound workshop and make a mess in the strings!