Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Selvages in a 1960's Quilt
As I took a new look at this old family antique, I noticed that she included selvages! I'm sure in the 1960's we didn't know that selvages weren't to be used in quilts. We had plenty of scraps of that drapery/upholstery fabric. Mom reupholstered a sofa with it.
I love how Lynne quilted this. She used red thread to match the solid colored backing. We didn't have a quilter's walking foot. She just put that thing on the machine and went for it! And she sewed over all those stretchy and bulky patches, through all the corner seam bulk, and then turned the quilt and repeated the process to make cross-hatching! Yes, she is something of an over-achiever. There are a few puckers, but not many. She did a great job. And any quilt still in use after 40 years is a winner!