Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A friend called me recently and said she had a crazy quilt she wanted me to see...I love calls like that they are such an adventure!
And this quilt did not disappoint! 
It 's kind of an interesting version of a crazy quilt.  Not a lot of velvet or silks. This quilt is mostly simple, solid cottons but the embroidery is very extensive. 
And some of the patterns are unusual. 
It was a real treat for the eyes. 
 My friend bought it at a Flea Market in Illinois many years ago but she lent it to her sister 'til very recently.
Handwork takes on new meaning when studying a quilt like this!
I'm thinking it's probably from around 1900 +/- ?!
Happy over the hump day!
Cheers, CW


  1. WOW! That is one spectacular quilt. The crazy quilt group would love to see it, I know. Our next meeting is June 22nd.

    I do love all the embroidery, as well as the quirkiness of the quilt overall.

  2. Wow! Such an extraordinary quilt! All those stitches! I saved your photos so I studied it closer later, I hope that is okay.

    1. Hey Rebecca, I'm sure my friend won't mind. I told her I was going to put the pix on my blog. And you can always take pix of stuff I post. cheers, CW

  3. Wow! What an unusual quilt. The stitching is amazing!

  4. Well, looking at that just makes me want to smile.