Good morning! Happy Passover to my Jewish friends, Happy Holy Week to my Christian friends, and Happy Spring to one and all! In my house, my younger son has a half day of remote learning today and then he is off for a week of Spring break. My older son is coming home from college tomorrow afternoon, and we are all going to attend a real, live, in-person worship service together for Easter Sunday, followed by Easter dinner with my mom. I'm so excited; it's like seeing the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel! We had to sign up in advance to attend church services due to reduced capacity for social distancing, and we'll get our temperatures checked at the door and wear masks the whole time, but STILL. 😊
My main focus project, Anders' high school graduation kaleidoscope quilt, is still on track, but I'm sure everyone's tired of looking at it right now and it isn't looking much different than the last time I showed it anyway. I'm just working my way through row by row, sewing corner triangles onto blocks that you've already seen. So I thought I'd show you something else today -- a client's vintage Economy quilt that is in my queue, awaiting repair.
|62 x 80 Vintage Economy Quilt, Awaiting Repair|
Don't you love how fresh and MODERN this antique/vintage quilt appears? Other than its exceptional condition overall for a quilt that's probably 80-90 years old, what strikes me about this particular quilt is how it's a two color, pink and white quilt, but there's a subtle ombre effect from the use of at least three different shades of pink fabric, and the way the quilt maker distributed those three shades of pink in the block layout. Secondly, what a cool quilting design! It's similar to Baptist Fan, except that the design reverses direction in the center of the quilt to create a very modern-looking wave effect across the quilt top. Also. the curved lines of quilting meet up with the rows above and below rather than touching the "fan" to the left as in a traditional Baptist Fan quilting design.