How’s this for a fun vintage block?
This is a very graphic nosegay made likely in the 1940s from Kathie’s great grand mother.
We were lucky enough during our lunch time in Fredericksburg last Thursday to enjoy a showing of quilts and tops that had come through Kathie’s family, such talented needleworkers!
Just look at these feabrics – they might not be the fabrics YOU would choose for a quilt, but if all you had to work with came from a meager scrap bag full of pieces left from making clothing, your quilt might indeed look like this.
the dress prints are wonderful, and I love the ever-present gingham of the era.
But how FUN is the base of these nose gay blocks – graphic BLACK with the pastel colors? She really had a mind of her own when she chose these fabrics for her design…and that black diamond print? Wild!
Here’s the full quilt top:
The whole top…FUN!
Sister’s choice variation…love the green sashing!
The classic double wedding ring….
Wonderful 1930’s fabrics!
This one I absolutely loved!
Radiant Star possibly circa 1890 ----two different dye lots of green, one stable, the other not – and it turned to tan over the decades.
This I love: Half Blocks! Lapped striped borders! Migrating bits of tan in the upper left of the quilt, and some of the dark green migrating into the tan areas as shown below:
Wandering greens and great quilting!
Great cross hatching and close fan quilting in the border!
Sweet churn dash on point with butter yellow.
Album block with pink!
Love this combo with the
((And the quilts kept coming!))
Pink background on a simple album block!
A very artsy shadowed log cabin!
I so enjoyed seeing the quilts from Kathie’s family ---each one unique and note worthy, a great lineage of quilters to be drawing inspiration from! What a legacy!
And I’m sure that her progenitors would be just as proud of the quilter that Kathie has become in her own right.
So here I am in Bedford at the home of my friend Mary Koval. We had a great afternoon – we went to Bedford Springs and enjoyed the spa facilities, swam a little, soaked in the jacuzzi a little, enjoyed the facilities…..made appointments for massages which will happen tomorrow afternoon.
Friday night is my lecture, Saturday we have 52 students for the Jamestown Landing workshop and about the same amount for the Tumelo Trail workshop on Sunday….a whole truckload of quilters will be descending on Bedford for a very quilty weekend sponsored by Mary’s Quilt Shop!
Much love from Bedford, PA!