On my last road trip I stopped in a couple of antique malls on my way home to stretch my legs and to hunt for those great old quilts.
This was a wonderful old top in perfect condition and recently hand quilted; love all those charm triangles!
Below is a great old quilt that has seen better days, but what I found interesting was that when looking at the quilt in the antique shop I didn’t notice any plan to the fabric placement in the flying geese units. It wasn’t until I looked at the photo that I noticed the careful placement of blue in the sky portion of the units in every other unit.
This quilt top was fabulous and really hard to leave behind!
A closer look at this corner section reveals a fun “make do” patch on the brown large triangle. The setting triangles all had bias edges along the outside, I wonder how much they have stretched out of shape over the years?
I have always loved the simplicity and versatility of the nine patch block; this quilt was a delight and I like how the use of some black fabric makes this quilt sparkle.
Time to stop looking for antique quilts and get home to work on my own!