A few months ago Diane had contacted me about some vintage quilt tops she had seen while on retreat.
Would I be interested in any of them?
Someone had brought in a bunch of vintage tops, for the whopping huge price of $25.00 each!
You know, I love the wonky ones the best, right?
Give me the ones with busy fabrics and stripes that go all different directions. And these tops did not disappoint!
Can’t you tell from this first photo that these fabrics are SCREAMING!?
Bow-ties sewn into groups of 4 of "like kinds" and sashed with cherry blossom pink!
Here is the full top…a bit wonky, no borders. FUN FUN FUN! And yes, I love that pink!
This one also came home…..it’s a Trip Around the World on point….All because Diane said “I thought you might like this one too!” ((She knows me too well!)) Could you leave this behind for $25.00?
It depends if I can even get it to lay flat enough to quilt it! the edges hang awfully fluted….but I love a challenge, and I love the patience that this woman had in hand piecing this quilt, one square at a time. Many of the fabrics are feed sacks, and it dates from possibly the late 1930s into the 1940s where prints got bolder and bigger.
This scrappy girl loves the connection with scrappy quilters past!