Monday, January 30, 2012

vintage quilt monday :: bow tie quilt

Welcome back to another addition of Vintage Quilt Mondays. The quilt that I'm sharing with you today was another from the set that my step-mother gave me, and it was either made my her grandmother or her great-grandmother. It's a traditional bow tie pattern and I think it's just gorgeous.

This quilt looks like it was used a lot because parts are becoming nearly threadbare, and there are even a few holes in the quilt. I imagine that it has been washed, and washed, and washed some more because the fabrics are so soft and it looks like a lot of the prints have faded as well. But, I love that, because it means the quilt was used and loved for a long time. 

The quilt looks like it was hand-pieced and hand-quilted to me. All of the fabrics are cotton and some appear to be bits and pieces of old clothing, with some feedsack scraps, too. I really like this black and white print!

And I love the little horseshoes.

And here's a view of the back of the quilt. I love the design that the stitches make in the white fabric of the backing. It looks kind of  like a little road map, doesn't it? Thanks so much for joining me today for this installment of Vintage Quilt Monday. I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do, too!
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