I couldn’t let this one pass me by ----it’s just so wonky in every way.
Simple scrap bag fabrics --- string pieced into diamonds and pieced into 8 pointed stars ---
The background of each block is a simple chambray in blue, the sashing a red that has faded to reddish pink over the passing century.
The quilting is “Sort of” quilted in diagonals, but I doubt anything was ever marked as lines do not stay parallel – they are simply “enough” to hold the layers together in rows of black stitches.
9 blocks, and no side sashings!
Bottom right corner….star points off the edge and into the binding --
Left side….LOVE the very “relaxed” diagonal quilting!
The backing is home dyed and has faded over time, the quilting stitches plainly visible on the reverse of the quilt. The backing was also brought around the edge to the front to bind the quilt.
I am so happy to add this quilt to the “Antique Quilt Inspiration” side to my String Fling lecture. These quilts inspire me so much.
Note to self --- must find some chambray to use as a background…I just love the effect it has on this quilt!
I am typing this while watching Downton Abbey from my hotel room in Dallas, GA. I spent the evening with a lovely group of ladies from the guild and the local shop! We enjoyed a yummy meal and lots of conversation and laughter at the home of one of the guild members, and I look forward to seeing these ladies again over the next couple of days!