Monday, December 28, 2015

McCall's Crib Quilt

McCall's Pattern
Transfer No. 1101
25 cents
Pattern dated 1943
Six Little Critters with Saddlebags of Flowers

Rainbow Quilt Blocks

I remember the first time I saw a quilt with Rainbow Quilt Blocks.  It was at the Quilted Apple in Phoenix Arizona.  One of Laurene Sinema's students showed a quilt she had made in 1936 at the age of 16.  Laurene went on to do a pattern booklet from the blocks in this quilt. It is called Fantastic Florals by Laurene Sinema. I fell in love and have been a big fan since then.  I learned a man named William Pinch from Cleveland, Ohio designed and marketed over 1000 patterns by mail order.  He advertised in magazines.  You could purchase a block kit, stamped with the pattern and fabric for the applique.  They came in two sized 9 inch and 18 inch.  No paper pattern was available. For lots more information on William Pinch read Sharon Pinka's  research paper published in Uncoverings 2009, Volume 30 of the American Quilt Study Group.  Available to read at the Quilt Index.

This year I have documented the Rainbow Quilts in my collection and entered them into the Quilt Index.  Here are a few of my favorites and a link to all of my Rainbow Quilts on the Quilt Index.

Maypole Crib Quilt

Maypole Crib Quilt

Frederick Herrschner Company Catalogue
c. 1940

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Antique Quilts

Removed the ties on this rescue and hand quilted with the Big Stitch.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Children's Vintage Quilt Remake

I call it rescuing. Removed the border and four blocks.  Hand quilted with the Big Stitch.  Used vintage fabric on the back and binding.



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Red and White Antique Quilt

Does anyone recognize this pattern?  Very interesting design.  I looked in BB Encyclopedia but did not find anything even close.  I tried to post this on the Facebook group but the FB security team would not let me.  LOL  Wonder what they think it is, I can only guess!