Thursday, July 10, 2014

One-of-a-Kind 1970s Crazy Quilt

This magnificent, one-of-a-kind 1970s Crazy Quilt just arrived from a seller in Florida, and I was pretty speechless when I opened it. Teddy Pruett found the quilt in a local antiques shop, and when I followed-up, it was luckily still available.


It has a wide variety of fabrics, some synthetics, cottons, bandana, and even some red and white checked tablecloth. The quilt is two-layers, pieced and appliqu├ęd, with feather stitching in black embroidery floss around each patch. That's all the information I have right now..haven't measured it yet but it's large. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!












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    1. It's phenomenal. One of the best 1970s quilts I have seen. :)

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  2. holy smokes! That could be turned into some kind of crazy fabric design!

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  3. Wow. I think that is one of the coolest and craziest quilts EVER. I would love to know something about the maker.

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  4. Fits in so well with your collection! So glad it found its way to you...

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    1. Me too. I'm especially glad it didn't go to the wrong place for the wrong reasons, if you know what I mean. ;)

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  5. oh, i totally envy this one. it's beautiful!

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    1. I think I'll show it at QuiltCon, so I'll hope to see you there. :)

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  6. Wow that is crazy. Crazy cool. Are their quilts inside a quilt? :)

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    1. just a top and backing, no middle layer.

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  7. This might just be the coolest quilt I've ever seen!! Wow!!

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  8. Holy cow, what a fabulous quilt!

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    1. The 1970s turned out to be pretty cool, eh?

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  9. This on quilt that you can just stand and stare at, looking at everything for 15-20 minutes!

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    1. Maybe even longer. I see something new in it each time I look.

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  10. Generally, I'm not a fan of the 70s quilts but this one is stunning!

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    1. The 70s quilts are so full of imagination. They continue to surprise me.

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  11. Without a doubt, this is the best 70's quilt I have ever seen. It wasn't easy being a quilter in the 1970's (at least here in Maine). This one is spectacular!

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  12. Look at how much fun this quilter had making this masterpiece!

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    1. Totally! I love how the shapes appear to jump off the very active background.

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  13. You know this quilter had a sense of humor. So freaking great!

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    1. That's one of the things I love most about the quilts of the 1970s. The makers had a sense of humor. Also, a sense of adventure!

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  14. Phenomenal. Gotta love, admire this quilter: a Quilter Emeritus by every/any standard. Perfect for your collection.

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