Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Old Crazy Quilt Blocks

Mary of Frequently Wrong but Never in Doubt is working on CQ blocks and is looking for ways to set the pieces together. I have several old crazy quilts some are tops and I have one set of blocks that aren't sewn together...and promised to share pictures of them.

I'm not sure but I think this set of blocks came from my maternal grandmother (part of my mom's inheritance and now mine too).

This is a crazy quilt top that is made from flower sack material. After I looked at it closely I would guess that no one wanted a dress made out of any of these prints.

This one is a silk and satin tie cq top. It does have some filler material too. There are some very... and I do mean very... ugly ties in this quilt.

This is the back of the silk tie cq it was sewn in 15 x 20 inch panels.


Sharkeysday said...

They're wonderful and give me lots of ideas! Thanks so much!

Iris said...

I'm glad to help...anytime.

Ribbonwiz said...

How wonderful for you to have these lovely old CQ blocks and tops.
I have been buying up the old feedsack reproduction fabrics online..

Iris said...

I wish the old blocks were in better condition. Most of them have patches of wool and the moths have been at them. Mother had them in the cedar chest but sometime or the other they were not stored properly. They are now in my cedar chest but they are so fragile I don't think I can do anything with them.