Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Sally's Vintage Quilt

My sister Sally received this lovely quilt from a friend in Boston recently.  She brought it to show to me when she visited in March.  I thought you might like to see it too!

We couldn't get all of it on the design wall for the photo!

The Boston friend (I don't know her name) is a collector of quilts, but not a quilt maker, who's decided she wants to specialize in floral applique quilts.  So, my sister was gifted this quilt.  Lucky duck!

A closer view

The quilt is a large quilt, close to a queen size.  Sally and I thought it might be from the 1950's, although some of the fabrics look to be from the 40's and even the 30's.  It is in very good condition.

Even closer

Those big white diamonds are actually 4 diamonds that are the same size as the print diamonds.

Look at these wonderful old fabrics!  This is a true scrap quilt - lots of different prints and colors.

We have no idea what the name of this pattern might be.  Any ideas?  We'd welcome input.  I've been calling it the Diamond Quilt.  

I love looking at these old prints, don't you?  

p.s. Also, if you have a better idea of the age of this quilt, please leave me a comment!


  1. This is a fabulous find! Love the great design. All that scrappiness makes it just perfect.:)

  2. Oh my goodness! What a GREAT quilt!

  3. I love everything thing about this quilt!! The fabrics, the design, it's wonderful!

  4. If you find out the name of the pattern for this beautiful quilt, please be sure to pass it on!

  5. What a lovely quilt. She is truly lucky. Hugs

  6. Oh My!!
    Swoon! Swoon!

    It's simple gawwwjus!!!!

  7. I don't know anything about old fabrics. I do know this is one beautiful quilt!! Since the white is 4 triangles, do you think it was put together by rows?

  8. Nice quilt! It isn't a design that I immediately recognize so I checked Brackman's encyclopedia...nothing exactly fits however it could be a variation on BB231a which goes by the name Boston Corners (Cabot 1934) and Guild Post (mountain Mist.) The variation is your quilt has one strip of diamonds with a four strip plain while their has two diamonds in both strips. From the photo I can't see anything that would make it later than first inclination is a bit earlier (circa 1940.) Really nice the fabrics!

  9. What a lovely gift your sister received! Lucky duck indeed!

  10. Just beautiful! It looks in excellent condition. Very lucky girl!

  11. I don't know much about dating quilts, so I am curious; what makes you think it's made in the 50s? Is there a fabric you see that you think is from the 50s, or something else? Thanks!

  12. It looks very much like this quilt was made from feed sack fabrics - probably 1940's would be my guess.


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