Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm a fan!

This outstanding 1970s fans quilt came from a seller in Texas, and has a dazzling combination of fabrics, mostly polyester knits. The fans blocks are set on point. They are done with improvisational piecing, and each one has a curved piece at the bottom using the same fabric in every block. The quilt is framed with a border of dark blue triangles.

Fun piece, very busy, not everyone's cup of tea, but it's a colorful, unusual rendition of a fan quilt. Could also look good with sashing if you like a slightly less chaotic look. I have a few great fan quilts, and they're all different. The fan block has a lot of creative potential. So I've got to say, I'm a fan!


  1. Very interesting quilt - with a bit of care in the color placement, you could *almost* make it look like it has sashing. This one has areas where the light bit on adjacent blocks form lines.

  2. a fan.