Housetops quilt, Mid-20th Century
Collection of Marjorie Childress
Merikay Waldvogel on the left with Marjorie.
Several of them are astounding in their geometry. I'd guess many were
Southern, made from factory cutaways, shapes leftover from cutting clothing.
The one below is satins---all those long triangular shapes---the kind of thing you could buy by the pound at an underwear factory.
A tile quilt. Shapes used just as they came out of the scrap bag,
appliqued to a white background.
This one's more conventional with shapes trimmed to patchwork sized triangles.
No piece too small/What about no piece too large?
Signed Merry Christmas, Elizabeth, Grandma Davis, 1978
Merikay liked this one. It's a linsey quilt
made of the coarse wool/cotton combination fabrics
popular for sturdy 19th century clothing.
Quite a contrast to the looser/improvisational pieces.
Orpha Scott Campbell, Kentucky
Half a log
Nice bunch of quilts, Marjorie!
And thanks, Merikay, for taking the photos.