While at Mountain Creek Quilts in Greenback, TN the other day ----we had the privilege of seeting some really extraordinary vintage quilts.
The story goes that these young and uppity folks came in, wanted to sell grandma’s quilts because they had “no need for old stuff” and offered them to Terri at a very low price. Terri of course is no fool, and snatched them up….
Now looking at this quilt… ((OH MY!! GEESE OVERLOAD!!)) Where would you date this?
Check out the quilting – the very thin batting, the scale of the piecing and the colors…the solid burgundy on muslin…..
I left my friend Siobhan’s name in the title hoping it draws her in because I think she will get a kick out of this one….and I want to know if *I* am wrong!
Is it 1800s or even early 1900s?
The piecing and the blocks are incredible! Look at the asymmetrical setting!
The scale of the piecing!
Any ideas? What are you thinking? Are you ready for this? Come closer ---
Can you see now? No? I think you need to come CLOSER still:
Can you see now??
These look to me like late 1960s and early 1970s calicoes! And the piecing and the hand quilting is exquisite!
And that is MY guess, but I need to know yours. It is definitely NOT an 1800s quilt even though the style of it is…..It’s later than the 1930s, 1940s or 1950s…these prints were just not available then. But I KNOW I saw several prints I wore as a child, being born in 1962 ---I had a Holly Hobby dress and matching doll in some of these fabrics – are you blown away?
I know I am!
So, Siobhan – what do YOU think??
I’m just on a short break before heading over to the conference center for our banquet tonight, and my presentation afterwards. It’s been a fun full day – and I’ll be ready for my pillow tonight.
Still in Kentucky ---