|quirky vintage quilt from eBay, dimensions: 68" x 86"|
This fun 1970s quilt came from an eBay seller in Texas, and I love how it breaks the rules. It appears to have started as a star quilt, with 20 blocks of eight-pointed stars constructed of diamond shaped patches, as well as solid color green sashing and yellow cornerstones.
Some of the seams have come apart. Should be a fairly easy fix. Most of the quilt is in very good condition. An array of fabrics was used, and some held up better than others. The quilt is mostly cotton, but also includes polyester double knit, mostly in the bow tie blocks.
The quilt was completed with bow tie blocks on the bottom and right side. The borders are also quirky. On three sides there is patchwork fabric in red, blue, yellow and white. On the left side, the border is made of the green sashing and yellow cornerstones.
The quilt is approximately 68" x 86" and is hand quilted with fans, sometimes called Baptist fans or elbow quilting. The curved lines of the quilting work nicely with the geometric piecework. It's one of those quilts that makes you wonder what the maker was thinking. An oddball, for sure, but that's what I like about it.