Grandma's Crazy Quilt

posted by Vanessa
Sun, Aug 25 2013

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This is a crazy quilt-top I inherited from my grandmother.  It has large blocks of approx. 12" bordered by a vertical row of crazy strips approx. 6" wide.  I made the borders and the horizontal flying geese (Summer, 2013).  I haven't decided on a backing, yet, but because it's so wild on the top, I'll go with a solid color for the back, maybe white muslin.  What I like about this quilt-top is the variety of fabrics in it, some of which are flour sacks, shirting, dress scraps, etc.  One of my favorite pieces is the pink art-deco;  my mother used that material for sofa coverings. The pink bumble-bee pieces are a silky material that was probably used for a dress.   I'm estimating this quilt-top dates from the mid-1950's.  The blocks are machine-stitched.  This quilt-top is going back in the trunk until next year; then I'll have it machine quilted.


Carol from Pittsburgh wrote re: Grandma's Crazy Quilt
on Sun, Aug 25 2013 7:42 AM

What a treasure to have, especially since you know the history of some of the fabrics!

Flojo wrote re: Grandma's Crazy Quilt
on Sun, Aug 25 2013 4:35 PM

So wonderful a treasure!  I remember the bee fabric from a dress my Mother had!  I think your estimate of early 1950's for most of the fabrics is right on.

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