I bought this top a few years back at a small Antique Shop in Sister's (not FVV=favorite vintage vendor but another shop). It looks like the piecer took every left over block she ever made and decide to get them out of her scrap basket in one fell swoop!
I think one of the things that makes this quilt so interesting looking is the use of the black fabric. I haven't seen too many other examples of Depression era quilts that use that much black.
And then contrast that with some of the all pastel blocks! There's a great variety of 30's prints.
And then there are all the odd blocks on the sides,
lower right side.
upper right side.
lower left side.
Where did that block come from!
upper left side.
All this chaos might put your teeth on edge but I love this kind of free-for-all. It's a real hoot!
To say that it is not too well constructed would be putting it lightly but you gotta say the gals got a flair.
I will probably never finish this quilt because of all the structural issues, but I will never tire of looking at it! Enjoying the free design and wonderful fabrics and wondering what was goin' through the makers mind!
cheers, Claire W.