grandmother's flower garden




GRANDMOTHER'S FLOWER GARDEN

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Kansas
92 x 92 inches
Dated: "1940"
Cottons

Superb Workmanship and Unusual Technique

Check out the way this very accomplished quilt maker resolved the edges
of her beautifully made "Grandmother's Flower Garden."

You can see in the photos below that she did two very unusual things,
both of them representing LOTS of work:

She pieced her hexagons center to a pink border.
Yes, she did not applique the center section to the border ~ she PIECED it!

Her binding is amazing.
She added a binding with a scallop on the side that faces the interior.
This scalloped feature is then hand appliqued to the border.

It is fascinating that the quilt maker gave all that extra time and work on a detail
~ the scalloped element ~
which remains nearly invisible ~ unless you are looking for it... pink on pink...

Meticulously pieced and superbly hand quilted,
this example of a popular 1930s quilt pattern is as well made as they get.

The fine hand quilting goes around each and every of the many hexagons,
creating a lovely texture. The quilt maker added some nice multiple cables in the borders.

The Condition is Excellent.
There is some lightening of the solid pink in a few places in the border.
Otherwise, no holes, tears, stains, or fabric weakness.

Strong and sturdy and ready for your bed.

At 92 x 92 inches, this one is large enough to  
work well on a modern bed:


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