The Loveliest of Surprises

I received the loveliest surprise in the mail from Diane at O’Quilts . Isn’t this amazing?

There is just so much to look at here!

The fabrics are gorgeous and that original border is fascinating!

A number of the fabrics are shattered, but that does not decrease my mad love for this piece.

I could study these fabrics for some time.

Diane said it was originally a tiedquilt with a flying geese quilt inside!

Love this bright blue!

The blocks are hand pieced, but apparently the top was assembled by machine.

I’d love to figure out the age of this fabric.

There were a couple extra blocks and parts included

Thank you so very much, Diane! I will treasure this!

Have a great day, everyone!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to The Loveliest of Surprises

  1. Such lovely little hand stitches and what an interesting quilt!

  2. johannes123qqq says:

    This is a wonderfull gift. Kathy you are the wright person to take care. Very special fabric..
    I hope to hear how old this quilt is . I think before 1890..
    Love it, Anneke

  3. Wow what an amazing old top! No idea how old it might be but…. old! Very cool border. Don’t you wish you could just have a short conversation with its maker??

  4. We have a shop here in my city, Reproduction Fabrics, and Margo (the owner) might be able to help you date the quilt. You could contact her via email or by phone and see if she could work from your photos (they’re so nice and clear). Here’s the link: http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/

  5. Heather H. says:

    That certainly is a very interesting quilt! I don’t know what it means for a fabric to be shattered… Could you enlighten me?

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