|I didn't crop this one ...|
thought you'd like to see a quilt with legs...
I brought it home from our cabin when we closed it up for the winter a few weeks ago.
I got it as a partial top along with a box of the rest of the wool rectangles - all pinked edges and the same size. Some had the paper still on the back from being pasted into a salesmens sample book. I suspect this is the origin of many brick quilts - the wool ones at least.
I added more rows alternating lights and darks until I ran out of lights. Now I wish I'd just used these extras up by doing a row or two around the whole thing in the medium/darks for a subtle border.
I backed it without a batting and tied it, originally with cotton embroidery thread which I must have tied wrong because they started coming out. I then started replacing those with red wool...but am not thrilled with that either. I did a blanket stitch around the outer edge. Definitely a utility quilt... My son grabs this first when he hits the couch - it really is instant warmth.
November 18th our Land of Lakes Quilt Study Group topic is wool quilts. I love them and think they are largely under-appreciated. I'll share more about that meeting soon.