|Detail of back fabric, Quilt #2 from Texas, c. 1970|
This fabric is what I would call "70s kissing cousin goldfish" and it would be difficult not to smile when looking at it. The yellow fish are smiling, nose to nose, and they include a row of dots surrounded by harlequin-esque geometric points in red and white, and green and white. Three little bubbles rise from each pair of fish. It would be difficult to top that, but just wait 'til you see the front!
|Irregular Nine-Patch On Point, c. 1970, Texas|
As with many of the quilts of this period, this one knocks you over with color. A fearless use of color seems indigenous to the double-knit polyester quilts I've found, and many of those quilts combine prints, solids and textures as this one does. If you enlarge the detail shots, you'll see it was quilted by hand and it is rather crudely done. Lots of "toe-grabbers" and exposed knots. I just love that. It's very human.
So, that's quilt #2 from Deborah Ursell in San Antonio, Texas. She says she has an inventory of 1500 quilts! The three I've bought (so far) are just killer. What a great eye Deborah has!