Monday, April 3, 2017

polyester quilt from Michigan

1970s polyester quilt from Michigan, 84" x 100"
This awesome 1970s polyester quilt came from a Goodwill in Michigan. I found it through the Goodwill auction site, and it was an incredible bargain. The thing is huge, too -- 84" x 100" -- good for a big bed or a big wall!

The background fabric is a ribbed red and white stripe, but it looks pink from a distance. The binding is made of the same "pink" fabric.

The ties are all made with the same light pink yarn, and they seem to playfully switch directions by row.

The backing is pink, but it is not the same fabric in the top and binding. It is a lighter pink, pre-quilted piece. It's not too uncommon to see a pre-quilted piece used as a quilt backing in the 1970s.

I love how the half-square triangle blocks and quarter-square or "Broken Dish" blocks are placed. The whole composition is playful and full of energy. A winner!

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