Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Going to a Good Home

I bought some beautiful quilts while in Montreal- antiques from appraiser Diane Shink's collection.

I teach the 9-patch block as a beginner project. At the end of the 6-week course I like to introduce the students to different ways they can set their blocks for future quilts.

the blue and white is a 9-patch block

The quilt was made in Quebec. It use to be red, white and blue but the red has faded into a lovely shade of pink. The construction is unusual. It is machine pieced and hand quilted but the back is a good quality (high thread count) bed sheet and the maker had some difficulty getting all the way through the layers with her needle and quilting thread.

The label is made out of a fancy handkerchief. Diane wrote the information
about the antique using a marker.
She machine embroidered her name and appliqued it on the back.
The smaller S. P. S. was made by the maker.
(just to the right of Diane's label)

I have put it in the guest room. Diane is happy her 'baby' is going to a good home.

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