Putting things away and sorting again – the transition to the Overseas Office always involves lists, bags, boxes and a lot of general put and take from one pile to another. The delightful 1930s North Country quilt pictured below was on top of one of the piles and it seemed a good idea to share it with you. Aqua cotton sateen on one side, rose pink cotton sateen on the reverse, cotton batting and bold motifs equally boldly stitched. Not heirloom stuff by any means but packed full of texture and in good condition.
Here’s a quarter of the full design –
The aqua colour has proved hard to capture but I think you can get a feel for the quilt from the above pics.
Picking up on the unintentional aqua theme I brought out one of my design samples from a few years back – subdued aqua silk fabric (a one-off opportunity) from Oakshott, King Tut by Superior variegated quilting thread and Hobbs Polydown batting. A very different “sandwich” to stitch through compared to the quilt above.