Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Pretty Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

Once again, I am showing you a quilt top recently purchased from one of my local flea markets.  This is a full size, hand-pieced quilt top.  And, very well done, I must say.  I'm assuming from the fabrics used that it was made in the 30's or 40's.  I could very well be wrong on that, but it does have 'that green' from that era. And, many of the other fabrics seem to fit that time period.  But, who really knows. 
The piecing is very nice....the hexagons are two inches wide, a little wider than my favorite size would be...but very well done and quite pretty.  (Yes, it would have been really nice of me to iron the quilt top before photographing it, but I thought it might be ok without it.  Next time, I will just do that as it would make a better photo.)
Love all the different prints making up these 'flowers.'  I am often drawn to vintage quilts with a multitude of different prints included in them.  Love the pinks here and I think my favorite print
in the quilt is this one which is kind of a gray/black with yellow and orange flowers.  Who knew (??) as that combination would normally be maybe the last combo I would choose!  It's just a really 'different' print.
All the centers are green and yellow.  It looks very nice and of course, very vintage.  Because the piecing was done so carefully and the top is in such good condition, this will be a quilt top that I will actually take the time to quilt.  I can hardly wait for winter!!!
If you've never visited my blog before, this bed is out in my backyard studio....which is why you see all the 'stuff' in the background.  If you have visited before, then you know about all the stuff I seem to 'hoard.'  I'd normally call it a 'stash' or a 'collection' but it seems to be having a mind of it's own and taking over the place!
Looking at these photos right now just makes me want to take a nap.....I can tell you this bed is really comfortable.  People have actually slept in the bed IN my backyard studio...but I haven't.  Hmmm, not a bad idea!
Once again, I have placed the quilt where it's longer on one side, just so you can see more of it.  I
particularly like the border...lots of room for some really pretty quilting!  Again, sorry I didn't iron the quilt first.  The white hexagons are appliqued to the green background...just the way I would have done.....I so appreciate the work this person did to make this quilt.  And, as always, I know you want to know....it was only $12.  Who wouldn't buy it???  Y'all stay cool and safe out there....I hope you are enjoying your summer!  pat

6 comments:

makemeamemory said...

You got a real bargin! Love it, beautiful!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh!! you STOLE that quilt!! Its pretty smart to have a bed in your studio when you are making quilts!
xx, Carol

Julie Fukuda said...

Boy, what a lot of hexagons that took! I bet it will be fun to finish up and it looks so inviting on your studio bed too.

Laurie said...

Grandmother's Flower Garden is one of my favorites. And the colors in this one are beautiful! I agree with your guess on the time period. Thanks for sharing, didn't even notice any wrinkles!

Phyllis said...

Wow - this quilt is so pretty! I think I'd have to sleep out there some night...such a cozy room.

Judy B said...

I have a similar quilt top, how did you clean the one you bought. Hand wash?

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