QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Friday, January 27, 2012

More Things That Can Go Wrong

A snapshot brings up some intriguing questions:
Is it a rug? Is it just one of those things with shall we say, unresolved edge issues.

A top from about 1900. More questions. Border or ruffle?

Will it quilt out?

Was polyester double knit ever a good idea?


Susan Briscoe said...

1900 with tumbling four patches is an interesting arrangement.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the morning cup of funnies to go along with my cup of coffee!!

*karendianne. said...

…or how does she continue to come up with these great posts to share with us?

Mimi said...

1. no it is NOT a rug...would weight much more and DRAG the line more.
2. It's a ruffle, cause I say so.
3. No it will NOT quilt out...
4. Polyester double knit was only a good idea if you had to do ALL the ironing.

Jenifer Dick said...

My Grandmother-in-law sure thought double knit was the bee's knees! She made lap quilts for the residents at the "old age" home with them. I'm sure they were kept warm at least!

Nifty Quilts said...

Great laughs! I've got a few of those myself. Thanks.

WoolenSails said...

Oh I like those quilts, my kind of style, lol.
I think that is a ruffle, no one could do a border that badly;)


Meredith said...

Very funny post. I have one of the border or ruffle quilts myself. I did not make it I bought it. It will be fun when I take it apart and fix it. It will be neat to see how much left over fabric was in the border.

Becky in VA said...

Determination to finish - that's what I see in these "things gone wrong quilts."

I have a large double knit polyester quilt made in 1976 that will NEVER weat out!

The Calico Cat said...

If it was wide enough & long enough - I bet it was plenty warm enough & did it's job well. Which is more than you can say about a lot of "perfect" quilts being made these days.