Featured Quilt

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Shwikman, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    I wanted to share a family quilt with y’all. I wasn’t able to get a shot of the whole thing and unfortunately a few bits of fabric are beginning to wast away(silk maybe?). Anyway, it’s been folded up in a trunk for 75 years until today, I hope it’s enjoyed here!
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    That says a lot..........:playful::playful:
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    That is one crazy quilt!
  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Isn't that fab? Edwardian from the earliest badges which are integrated with the quilt. (The later ones appear to have been applied on top of fabric.)

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  6. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing, Love it.
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  7. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    wow! that is a really interesting quilt :)
    can anyone please tell me about the stitches that is used and how to sew it cos i would like to use it to patch my worn out trousers :hilarious:
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  8. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    What a great piece of family history!

    I have one, a few decades newer than yours, made from the scraps of all my sisters' and my Home Ec sewing projects. (If you were a girl in school in the 60's, you pretty much HAD to take Home Ec...)

    I can look at it and think, "Oh, that was the awful jumper so-and-so made," or "I remember the dress I had to make out of that fabric!" None of us was a great seamstress, by any stretch, but the quilt brings back some funny - and often silly - memories.

    A generation from now, no one will have a clue what any of it represented.
  9. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Nice! To me, crazy quilts were/are an art form - there are many books on the subject, the McMorris book is probably my favorite: https://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Quilts..._encoding=UTF8&qid=1555863350&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

    In high school in the '70s, my patched jeans were considered one of the two best, they're still around, somewhere up in Mom's attic. The stitches used can be found in any basic reference on embroidery (including online): https://www.amazon.com/s?k=embroidery+stitches&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

  10. Jaena

    Jaena Well-Known Member

    That's called a feather stitch. Here is YouTube instructional video on it:
  11. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

  12. Jaena

    Jaena Well-Known Member

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  13. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    i need help likes this.
  14. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Two might be WWI
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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    And right after - that's an absolute classic crazy quilt.
  16. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    The best crazy quilts are those filled with memories, and this one certainly is. The shattered silk pieces are typical, the result of the treatments used to stiffen and weight the silk, someone with a bit of skill can stitch a sheer net overlay on those bits to preserve what's left. If you're going to store it back away, fold it along different lines and loosely wrap a clean cotton sheet around it.

    This is a crazy quilt pillow, one of two I made for my Mom and myself 30+ years ago, the fabrics coming from both of our stashes. The fabrics are cotton, velvets, satins, etc., even a bit of rayon, and they range in date from the '40s to '70s, the bit of lace on the left is from an old dress collar that belonged to my great, great Aunt Karen (born in the 1880s). There are a variety of embroidery stitches and threads, a few beads - the couched gold thread pansy on the right was at Mom's request, mine has a similarly done lily of the valley.


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  17. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    That’s fantastic!
    Thank you and everybody for the info and comments.
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  18. axelrich

    axelrich Active Member

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