Four quilts at the November Sage Farm showPosted: November 29, 2014
They’re all beauts!
First up, check out this tied quilt displayed on the wall. This must be Grandmother’s Flower Garden at dusk. That splash of red down the middle is startling!
There was a sweet yoyo quilt in feminine pastel prints.
Our grandmother had a similar yo-yo quilt she’d made on her own bed in her farmhouse. Whenever I see these quilts, I think of her.
How about this stunning 1940s Pennsylvania Amish Sunshine & Shadow quilt? The label said it was made for the maker’s daughter, who wanted a “more modern” design.
Not exactly plain and unexciting, is it? The dark blue binding is very wide, and in the lower right corner you can see how the feather quilting loops gracefully around the corners. The quilting on the pieced bits is simpler, and the dark thread really stands out.
The backing is a surprise—it’s a print!
One more: a charming 1940s hand-appliqued quilt top featuring crossed tulips and pineapples. Or maybe crossed tulips and ears of corn. Hard to tell.
Which one’s your favorite?