Yesterday, Kay brought in HER Flying Geese Strippy quilt to show me……
This quilt is also Quntessential SOUTHERN in nature!
Just LOOK at that hand quilted fan texture!
So many of these turn-of-the-20th-century quilts have one thing in common…..top and bottom borders but no side borders! Remember the string quilt I picked up on Sunday in this same area? Click HERE.
Here is the full quilt laid out--I took these photos on the floor, it was the only place to lay it out well enough to see the whole thing but the light from the window really highlighted the quilting texture ----
7 rows of geese separated by 6 rows of sashing, and length added with top and bottom borders ---but how many of “US” would say it’s not complete without adding two more side borders? I see this in so many old Southern quilts!
I love it this way! I may be re-thinking how I put my string geese together!
Lower right corner.
Gosh, that quilting is GREAT TEXTURE!
What story could this quilt tell?? Oh I wish I knew!
Thanks, Kay for the wonderful time in Cartersville, GA and for sharing this treasured quilt with me!