Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hi friends! The next vintage quilt is a throw-size beauty. Little blue baskets surrounded by the most fabulous hand quilting. Notice the unusual arrangement. There are six rows of baskets but they face each other. I have not seen this before!
Looking closer I found one block that is different from the others, can you see it? It was common in Amish quilting to purposefully place a mistake in the quilt thus acknowledging that the Lord is the only perfect one. Most of us would agree that we don't have to "purposefully" put a mistake in, they happen on their own! I do like the whimsy of the block in a quilt with rather precise points.
How wonderful to find a name on the back of this quilt, Enid Burrows. Well, Enid, you did a fantastic job! For those of you who asked about the vintage textile soak, go here. I can personally say that it works wonders on vintage quilts. All the yellowing and spots came out of these quilts.