Y'all know how much I love scrap quilts. So when my aunt brought an old treasure over today to show me, I was grinning madly, admiring all the old fabrics. I didn't get any pictures of it laid out flat. I'm guessing it's about 5.5'x6'.
Anyone else been watching Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp series this year? You'll recognize some of these prints:
That gray, black, and red print in the center of the above photo is my favorite.
There are a lot of browns, a few pinks (mostly double pinks), reds, blues, and greens, and lots of shirting prints.
Many of the triangles have fabric that has completely disintegrated.
And I suspect there's been some fading over the years.
With my limited experience in dating quilts, I think it's pre 1900.
Here's a photo of an edge flipped over so you can see the back. (Which is actually a redder/rustier color than shows in this pic.)
And here's a corner where you can really see the wear.
This quilt was loved and used for many years. The binding is almost completely worn away, and the batting is very thin around all the edges. (And for the record, the binding is single-fold, straight grain.) There are stains here and there.
It's sort of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of quilts.
My aunt doesn't remember where it came from, though we agree that it doesn't ring any bells as a family quilt for either of us. So, she figured it ought to go to someone who would appreciate it.
That would be me. It's now my Charlie Brown Christmas tree quilt.
I suspect I'm not the first person who ever loved it.
I'm going to link to Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework. While this isn't technically MY scrap project, I hope that 100 years from now, someone loves my scrap quilts as much as I love this old dear.