Misc. Monday

Mom came across this quilt at an estate sale and she knew she had something special!

Farm Clothesline

All the patches in the quilt top are made from corduroy fabric in shades of light blue, dark green, rust, cream and tan.  The top and woven cotton backing are hand tied together.

Needless to say, with all the corduroy fabric, this quilt is quite heavy.  I suspect it was made before rotary cutting was popular.  Given the size of this quilt, cutting all the fabric squares must have taken a lot of time and effort.  Let’s hope the quilter had a really sharp pair of scissors!

Mom freshened up this quilt by washing it and hanging it on the clothesline to dry.  This is a favorite picture of mine.  It speaks of summer sunshine, a warm breeze and the labor of love that goes into a quilt.



3 thoughts on “Misc. Monday

    • sandradny says:

      I like to feel the weight of the blankets on me during cold winter nights (unfortunately, like tonight) and this quilt would perform that service nicely. It was almost mine once upon a time, but my mother’s grandson called dibs on it and he snuck away to grad school on the west coast before I could get my hands on it. I’m sure it served him well!

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