it is a little dark in the photo - but!I wanted to show all the texture.
I stitched in the ditch on each and every block - It really helped the quilt to lay perfectly flat - Made me happy.
And just in case - check it out - it ! is ! bound!!! and there is a label - sort of forgot a shot of that!
Here's another close up - just because
And a picture of the back
I found this on the clearance rack at Quilters Stash, and I think I may have giggled. This is the exact wall paper that was in the dining room of the Birmingham House that Betty and Doug Lived it! How cool is that? ( and remember I was pretty little, so it may be smaller than what she had - but its close enough)
There were a few comments on the Monday post about what the block was called - They called this quilt the Ducks' Walk - or the Duck in the Pond.
The original Quilt was made in 1870 by Donor Betty Quarton Hoard's grandmother, Mary E. Beardlsee Durkee, The original version of this quilt with fabrics from the family store. The quilt features madder brown, pink, and purple fabrics in the geometric and abstract prints popular in the 1860-1880 time period. Because the family did not use the quilt, its colors remain bright.
And now - I think I want to reproduce another of their quilts.... I might be hooked !
Linking up to:
Confessions - Whoop Whoop
Off the wall Friday
Ft Worth Fabric studio
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