Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Within the bins of vintage textiles that had me spellbound for an afternoon.....there were quilt tops to examine.....

This 4 patch was hand pieced and presumably made from usable sections of old clothing.

There were several crazy patch quilt tops made of cottons, silks, velvets, and probably some synthetics as well. The hand embroidery was colorful and modest.

I'm guessing these pieces were originally men's ties.

This one patch top was not finished......it consisted of 50 blocks. Again, I'm guessing here, but perhaps it was a school child's project.

I couldn't get an accurate color representation for this photo, however, the quilt top was milk chocolate brown and lemon yellow. Surprisingly, it was machine pieced.

Notice how carefully the quiltmaker pieced her fabric to create her patches.

It was such a special treat to handle these textile treasures from a local mountain family.......please remember dear readers.......document your work with your name, date, and location!

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