As some people know, I like to refer to myself as a Quilt Magnet. There's a good reason for that. Here's one. A couple weeks ago I received an e-mail from LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts. She was cleaning out a closet, and wanted to know if I would be interested in a quilt she'd found at Goodwill about a year ago. She wanted to give it to me. How could I say no?
The quilt arrived yesterday, and it's sensational! I took a photo of it right away and sent it to LeeAnn as a gesture of thanks. The quilt was made in the first half of the 20th century. My feeling is it's from the 1920 to 1940 period.
It is tied, approximately 78" x 80" and features a square center medallion made of wedges radiating from a circular center, surrounded by 12 large strip pieced blocks. The center medallion could be called a "Thrifty Wife" pattern among other names, and the border around the medallion could be called a large Rail Fence design.
The blocks are all framed with a narrow sashing, and there is a narrow outer border in green. A wonderful selection of fabrics. There are a few fabrics that didn't hold up as well as the others, and they could be repaired, but you could hang this quilt on the wall as-is and heads would turn. Thank you, LeeAnn!!