Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The things you find while packing.....

I'm a terrible packer.  I start sorting through stuff to pack and end up finding things that I haven't seen in a while.  Then I start playing with it.

So it is with my quilt collection.  I am boxing them all up in their archival boxes for the big move to my little house.  With each quilt I just want to touch  it, look at it, study it, wonder at it....

Today I came across a beauty that I would like to share with you here.  Eventually, I will document and share each and every one.  But until then, this little sneak peak into my collection will have to do.  I hope it temps you to come back in anticipation of more...

This beauty is made in the Pickle Dish style, but not like any other Pickle Dish quilt or pattern that I have found.  If you have one like it or if you have the pattern, please comment.  Better yet, contact me so we can document it.

If you look closely you will see that the end of the arcs are  made, not with a square, but with a diamond.  And the center piece extents past the arc into these four end pieces.  This makes a stylized flower in the connection points instead of the typical four patch block.  This give the quilt a bit more of the 1920s flapper style or art deco look.

It is entirely hand piece and hand quilted of those fabulous 1930s solids; Nile green, lemon yellow and lavender.

It is finished with perfectly round scalloped edges.

This quilt is in perfect condition.  It lays absolutely flat.  No wobbles of any kind.

How did they do it? 

Even with todays tools, I find this level of perfection elusive.


1 comment:

  1. that is soooo impressive. I will never make a quilt as perfect as that. Of course...I have many distractions that those quilters didn't have...internet, texting phones, technology....


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