Squares - Random 1890-1920 5.5" squares
The fabric band across the top is sometimes called a 'whisker guard'. It's been tacked over those top few rows to project the quilt from getting soiled or abraded with beards and body oils. It can be easily removed for washing. I think it's a great idea. I often see it on vintage wool quilts which were not washed. It would also keep the scratchy wool from your face.
I won it at the AQSG silent auction in Minnesota last fall; a donation from the Sally Garoutte collection.
Though very plain and utilitarian in design, it has many really interesting fabrics! It is unused and unwashed. I think it has a wool batting.
These papers were pinned to the back. It appears that Sally (or someone) got it in Flint, MI in 1973 for $15. I thought I got a great deal on the price but I did pay more than that!
Squares - Random
67" x 82"
I know I've shown this one before but it IS a one patch. Squares are sewn in 4-patch units
c. 1950 Fun Fabrics!
Squares -Trip Around the World
67" x 84" More Fun Fabrics!!
Hexagons - Billions and billions of hexagons! I didn't realize I had so many examples!
Grandmother's Flower Garden
72" x 86"
|Hexagons measure1/2" on a side|
75" x 88"
Almost a charm quilt - only two duplicates found to date; a brown print (that took over a year to find! ) and one and a half 'cheddar' solids.
More and more hexagons ....
This unfinished fragment was done in the English paper pieced style still has the papers in place on the outer edges. You can see the basting
Crib and Doll Examples
Grandmother's Flower Garden Crib Quilt
34" x 42"
This somewhat atypical arrangement of colors creates stars (squint) but only hexagons are used.
I don't see too many of this popular Depression era style in crib size.
This little quilt is reversible. It's been used and loved. It has no batting.
Squares - Checkerboard
34" x 42"
The combination of a two color quilt in a simple checkerboard arrangement is always effective. Quilters today don't use plain solids like they did years ago but I like them.
Add even very basic quilting and you have a classic.
10" x 14"
15" x 22"
I use this as a cover for my sewing machine. It's a perfect size.
And a few that I've made:Applecore
47" x 63"
I used fabrics from an internet swap of 5" squares. There are lots of plaids and checks but I thought the addition of calico prints made it more interesting.
Trip Around the World
50" x 66"
I used a packet of squares from a quilt shop promotion for this one patch. I saw an project in a magazine where you cut the squares diagonally and make two identical piles and then arranged them to make two quilts. I thought it would be fun to see how different the results can be using exactly the same triangles. Well, it really would be fun to see - maybe someday I'll get the other one done!
It was inspired by a quilt I saw ...somewhere!
Do you have tons of photos of quilts you want to make?
Here's one of the bulletin boards in my sewing room.
Oh - I almost forgot the very first quilt I ever made!!!
Another Trip Around the World; this time in rainbow colors for my first born son, the one wrapped up in it! We had limited fabric choices for quilting in1976. Solids are poly blends and of course a poly batting. It's tied at the intersections. And here are my two little darlings enjoying it! That's what it's all about!!
The Tumbler quilt in my last post started all this. There are many more shapes used than I have in my collection.
How many one-patch quilts are in your collection?