Two antique malls in Allentown, PA gave me lots of opportunity to wander and discover and dream!
I am absolutely in love with the simplicity of an easy rail fence….this one has 4 rails – 3 scrappy and one solid black to give the zig zag stair step effect. WONDERFUL!
I just may have to do one of these in an effort to tame some shirt scraps that are a bit out of control….wouldn’t it be great?
And that solid red border….It’s the perfect color to end that quilt with some punch!
This quilt included a lot of black/grey mourning prints amongst the plaids and stripes, and I am guesstimating this quilt to be from somewhere around 1900.
Someone must have had a lot of males in the household because most of the fabrics are masculine in nature.
Close up of one corner. FUN!
Dots and prints and stripes and solids…..Terrific!
At another location I ran into a similar quilt with a bit different effect:
Same quilt pattern, same number of rails per block, no zig-zag because there is no specific fabric placement – this one has more of a “Basket Weave” effect.
Close up of one corner ---plaids and stripes of every pastel hue available!
Plaids and stripes are hard to date, but there were some other prints in here – see them?
Are these 1930s? or 1940s?
Very sweet dress prints mixed in with all those checks and stripes!
Who is ready to make a simple scrappy rail fence?? I just loved these!