"hit and miss" quilt top

Quilt Top
Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Selma, AL
62 x 82 inches
Circa 1960
Double Knits

"Hit & Miss"
is also called "Crazy Quilt" by some

A few years ago, we visited Gee's Bend (a.k.a. Boykin, AL),
in what is known as the "Black Belt" of Alabama.

Selma, AL is a town about 44 miles from the Gee's Bend community.
While snooping around in Selma, we came upon two
very charming quilt tops.

Unfortunately, the seller did not know who made the quilt tops, or when.

They are each made of Double Knit fabrics, and probably date around 1970.  

Some of the fabrics used in these tops have words on them:

Here, the quilt maker organized her numerous prints
and various size squares and rectangles into  

what is sometimes called a Hit and Miss design.

Others use the term "Make Do" for this kind of
asymmetrical organization.
We love the way she used her various striped fabrics,
including how she added two narrow vertical borders of a nice striped print.

(We have the other quilt top, clearly made by the same woman, also listed now.)

Excellent, Unused Condition 

Price: $125
** Sale Price  ~ $75  **

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