Wednesday, October 30, 2013


This 1970s polyester double knit top with rick rack came from an eBay seller in Louisiana, and I think it's sensational! Monumental in size, 112" x 120", it was a little tricky to get a full view picture.

The top is finished on the edges and stitched together with black rick rack, which gives the piece the look of a large tile mosaic. It is also reminiscent of the paintings of Piet Mondrian, although the colors are more of the psychedelic ilk. 

If you look at it carefully, you can see the blocks, but they are put together in a way that creates the illusion of more complicated patchwork. There are also areas of saturated colors blended with areas of more pastel colors, a nice overall balance. I shared it on Facebook, and even some of the people who don't usually like polyester quilts enjoyed this one. Winner!


  1. Ohh how neat. The quilt has such a graphic look in the picture I thought the first picture was a colored layout of a quilt…
    Great piece.

  2. Sensational is right! Wow wow wow.
    Thanks so much for the full pic, it was worth the trouble : )
    Any chance of a close up of the back to shed some light on the construction?
    I am wondering if the pieces were joined via the rickrack or if they are joined to each other in the usual way...but what an insane conglomeration of set in seams!

  3. Oh...this is so colorful...very nice to look at!

  4. omgomgomg.... Unbelievable eye candy!!! Awesome find, Bill!