Saturday, July 31, 2010


I love "raw edge" applique quilts! I've made several and have several in the "ufo" stage. I wanted to share this example with you to show you how well an 80 or so year old machine appliqued quilt can withstand the test of time. This quilt (sadly the innovative maker is unknown) is from New England and looks almost like an Hawaiian quilt but is not. This original block design appears to have been cut out of one piece of fabric. If you look at the closeups, you will see that it is machine sewn on a treadle machine around the edges and then hand quilted. I would have never thought that this kind of stitching could last and be so beautiful. This method of applique is something I'm going to try. I wish I had a treadle machine. Just wanted to show you this great quilt - just for fun!


Max said...

Beautiful quilt. I have a framed quilt fragment that is similar to this that I picked up at a flea market. All bright red and white!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a beautiful treasure. Thank you for sharing Bev!

Elsina said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the red and white ones, just beautiful!!!