Monday, September 5, 2011

Mom's String Quilt


These blocks prove that Mom saved and used nearly every scrap of fabric. Many of the scraps are from aprons, dresses, etc. from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

I remember removing the newspaper foundation from many of the blocks when I was little. Of all the quilt blocks/tops that Mom made, this one of my favorite.


Mom sewed most of the blocks together into a top, and Marilyn finished it by adding a border and having it machine-quilted. The quilt now hangs in Marilyn's home.


10 comments:

  1. I love how some of the strings are completed by another string. Now that is using all the available fabric, isn't it? This is a wonderful quilt.

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  2. What a beautiful string quilt! Although they have tried recreating the look with reproductions, there is nothing quite like the REAL older fabric prints.

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  3. Neat! There's nothing like vintage fabric, except a vintage quilt.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE quilts like that...they are just priceless!

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  5. I can see why this one is your favorite. So many memories in those scraps of fabric.

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  6. What a wonderful quilt Nancy. Love the authentic old prints. And, I like your flag quilt in the next post. But, I love red quilts ---! The three look wonderful together too. B.

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  7. What an incredible treasure trove of memories. Lovely.

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