Friday, January 6, 2017

hand painted Bicentennial quilt

Bicentennial quilt, cottons, Rebecca Thompson, Boaz, Kentuck, 66" x 94"
This outstanding hand painted Bicentennial quilt just arrived on my doorstep, and it has quite a story. The seller, also the maker, Rebecca Thompson of Boaz, Kentucky painted the blocks with Artex paints and completed the top in 1976. Forty years later, she unearthed the top from a suitcase under her bed and finished it with hand quilting. Here are photos of some of the blocks.









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7 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of beautiful work. Very nice!!!

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  2. The hand quilting is beautiful!!!

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  3. She really did a nice job. Most of the painted quilts I've seen look like kids did them. What a find.

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  4. This is charmingly gorgeous, and that's an amazing story that it was a 40 year timeframe until it was finished!

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  5. Incredible work! I'm really impressed that these are handpainted.

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  6. Artex paints were THE rage then. I remember my grandmother and great grandmother painting pillow cases! This is a wonderful quilt!

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