Monday, September 21, 2015

circles in rectangles

circles in rectangles, polyester, unknown maker, New Mexico, 62" x 87"
This wonderful polyester quilt came from an eBay seller in New Mexico. It is 62" x 87", and the polyester top is machine pieced and raw-edge machine appliquéd.

The quilt is tied with black yarn, and backed with multicolor plaid canvas in madras colors, brought from back to front for binding. The design is a simple repeat with circles in the centers of rectangles. The appliqué is rough, but there is very little unraveling of the fray-and-fade-resistant polyester double knit.

Polyester was a versatile fabric in terms of patterns, textures and colors. A multitude of prints, weaves and vibrant colors appear in this quilt.

This quilt is part of an eye-opening group of barely-vintage quilts, currently on display in  "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s" at the Benton County Museum in Philomath, Oregon. For more information about the exhibition, location, hours,  and other venues showing quilts during Quilt County 2015, click here.


  1. I never thought I would say this about a polyester quilt, but the above quilt looks amazing! And a great photo of the exhibition.