Thursday, April 10, 2014

A 20th Century Churn Dash

This quilt was made by our friends' grandmother way back when.  They found it with 3 other large quilt tops stitched in the early 1900's.  One is a crazy quilt, two are made with scrappy hourglass blocks. They were hand pieced.

This quilt was sandwiched and hand quilted, so I offered to bind it for them.  I chose a binding to match the backing, but maybe I should have chosen another color.  I've spent several evenings stitching it down.  It is made with fabrics from the 30's & 40's and I see many shirtings for the background pieces. In fact, I have to wonder if the rest of the churn dash pieces are also from clothing.  Some of the sashing is an old shade of red or orange covered with tiny yellow flowers.

Now it is finished so I can return it.  I  am linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation where you will discover lots of other inspirational projects in the works.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just a wonderful quilt to not only find, but to have the pleasure of working on. I think the binding choice perfect as it gives just a little bit of final framing.


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