grandmother's flower garden


Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in California
72 x 82 inches
Circa 1935

Spring Cheer!

Here's a cheery, well made example of a very popular quilt design
often during the Great Depression of the 1930s:
"Grandmother's Flower Garden."

The quilt maker organized the colors of each of her "flowers"
around a solid yellow hexagon.
From there she chose another solid color,
followed by a printed cotton with blending colors.

She ran a beautiful, solid "Jadite" green through the quilt,
lending cohesion to the many and varied printed cottons.
Some of the printed fabrics have been "fussy cut" ~ the quilter
manipulated the prints so that the
predominant design sits in the middle of each hexagon.

^central blue "flower" has hexagons which have been "fussy cut"^

The quilt is in EXCELLENT CONDITION with no holes tears, stains or fading.
It had a little surface soil so we just had it washed professionally.

Fresh and clean, the quilt is also flat and lightweight.
The fabrics are strong and sturdy.

The woman who made this quilt was a very skilled needlewoman.
Her piecing is precise; her hand quilting is well done,
measuring about 8 small, even stitches per inch (counting one side only).

The quilter also took no shortcuts in finishing her quilt: it is no mean feat
to add a separate binding
to all four scalloped sides of a quilt of this design.

The back is all cotton, a lovely shade of yellow.

Price:  SOLD

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