Saturday, 27 October 2007

Yesterday I had fun shopping at two quilt shops that unfortunately will be closing shortly. At one I found two delightful old quilts, both of them are appliqued quilts. One is about 48" square, it has a yellow background and has twelve appliqued swans on it. They are white, pink, pale yellow and lavender coloured and buttonholed stitched with black floss. It has two side borders that were sewn on and a scalloped edge all around. There is a cable around the whole quilt and then curved quilting to represent water/waves between the swans.

The second quilt is about 62" x 78" and is all white with white, blue, pink, and lavender morning glories. They also have been buttonholed stitched and there is a lattice that has been embroidered. Both these quilts have been done as whole cloth quilts. The morning glory one has been quilted in a vertical grid then cross-hatched at a 60 degree angle, making a diamond shape.

I haven't been able to get any history of them yet, but understand one was left at the door of the quilt shop by someone unknown to the owners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi,
I love your two quilts - and especially the morning glory one as they're among my favourite flowers - did you find out any history yet?
Quilty hugs