Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Little Antique Quilt

Here is a nice little piece that I have had for some time now. It was in with Ray's mother's things but I have no idea where she got it or who made it. I don't think she made it, but it may have come from her mother-in-law. There is an old quilt that I have (and I will do a post on it one day) that Clemie told me she did the embroidery for and Ray's grandmother put it together and quilted it. The quilting on that bird quilt is just lovely. The embroideries are all birds - probably state birds - and it looks like the patterns would have come from the newspaper which was so popular back in the 20's, 30's and 40's.
This little piece seems to be quite old. The center of the little quilt has a couple of holes in it but otherwise it is in pretty good shape. It is entirely done by machine - even the binding as I see it.
I have folded the back over so you can see the really cool fabric used for the backing. I love the colors. (Click to enlarge)

1 comment:

Karen said...

Such a wonderful little quilt! Love the fabric.