|Crazy Block, c. 1970 from Kansas, 75" x 95"|
Each block is cloth foundation pieced by machine with a few large pieces of fabric pieced in irregular strips. The blocks are placed with the strips going in many directions, giving the quilt a wonderful sense of movement. Fabrics include polyester double knit, cotton corduroy, cotton jersey knit, possibly a few wools, and acrylic tweeds. The quilt is hand tied with a plan yellow cotton back, no batting and a knife edge finish.
|Stacked Bricks, c. 1970, Texas, 79" x 91"|
The quilt has no batting, and is a nice weight with the warm, cozy flannel on the back. People think polyester quilts must have been uncomfortable for sleeping, but with the right mic of fabrics and a soft backing, they are actually very comfortable. Stay tuned for a few more cool quilts arriving this week.