Good Morning from 24 Blocks. With Thanksgiving this week, we don’t know how much quilting we all are able to get in, but it’s a good time to bring out vintage quilts and to think about starting new quilting projects…or maybe just finishing up one that has been waiting too long.
This morning, we’d like to share a few quilts that have recently been posted by our readers. One is a stunning antique, the others are new and beautiful projects.
We think this antique quilt is a treasure and would love to know what an expert in historic European, and maybe Russian, quilting would say about it. It is exquisite and clearly very well done. Given the oral tradition surrounding it, a probable date would be at least 1860. It has clearly been loved and well preserved for all those years. Thank you so very much, Marlene, for sharing it with us all at 24 Blocks. Please keep us all posted if you are able to track down more information about it.
And, readers, let’s not forget that treasures can be found at auctions!
from Chris Diebel: “This quilt is made by alternating 54-40 or fight blocks with snowball blocks. Careful placement of colour gives the impression of curves. Entirely hand quilted it is only the 3rd quilt out of over 200 that I have kept for myself.”
This is a closeup of Chris’s quilt. Notice her fine, even hand quilting in dark thread inside the cream blocks. It’s just very well done and striking.
from Annette Gray Goetsch: “Grand daughter’s ready for binding, too.”
Annette’s modern Western-themed quilt is bright and cheerful. It’s nice to see the use of so much white, giving it a bit of a minimalist feel. You can see below how she hand quilted around each major element using threads of differing colors.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their work, and their love of quilting with our community at 24 Blocks. We do inspire each other and help keep a historic art flourishing.