At Quilt Market in Minneapolis earlier this month, I bought this top from Pique', owned by Julia Kelly-Hodenius. It is kind of funky, with very rich colors for its' age, full of those quirky things we love about old quilts. There are several pieces that were pieced to make the patch the size needed. The sizes of the blocks vary a little, they are about 12" or 11.5" square, more or less. If she didn't have the same 4 squares to surround with the double pink, she substituted something else. Quilters today wouldn't do that --they would spend 2 weeks searching the Internet for a fat quarter of that ONE fabric. It's 62" x 82", more or less. And LOOK: on the far left side there is a row of partial blocks. Isn't that great?! I would love to have known this woman, and why she made this quilt top. And why it didn't get finished.
Here are a few close ups:
|Plaids and sashing strips are pieced|
|The basic block pattern|
|3 of one blue fabric, add something else, problem solved|
In the meantime, I keep working on my Stars in a Time Warp blocks :
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Sending prayers and good thoughts for those impacted by floods and other bad weather this week.