Mystery Quilt

I picked this quilt up from a thrift shop in Sedona.

Initially, I thought it was a Chinese knockoff.

The backing is plain muslin and it is minimally hand quilted. The stitching is finer than I’ve seen in knockoff quilts.

I suspected poly batting, and I was right.

After studying this, I think it is a very old top that was more recently finished. The border fabrics seem newer and don’t match the blocks.

The background shows age spots.

For now, it is on the guest bed.

But I think some deconstruction and hand quilting will be in its future. if anyone knows anything about this block pattern, I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Mystery Quilt

  1. Nann says:

    What a beauty!

  2. Jean says:

    Beautiful find! Yes, it need to be hand quilted for a fine finish.

  3. Wendy Coffin says:

    It looks like a pineapple…check out Barbara Brackmans A Cloud of Quilt Patterns/Encyclopedia of Quilt Patterns, she has a blog post on Jan 29, 2018 about Southern Pineapple.

  4. Sandi says:

    It’s gorgeous!! It will be even more so when your done. It’s quite large too. You find the best old quilts. Hugs,

  5. lois92346 says:

    Wow! It’s much larger than I assumed! I think it’s gorgeous!

  6. Darlynn Venne says:

    Katy, you have the best luck finding amazing quilts at thrift stores!!! This one is fantastic. Good for you

  7. What a pretty find!

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