Saturday, March 13, 2010

Four Block

This four block quilt was hanging up in the back of a booth at an antique show. I fell in love with it's quirky, folky appearance. It has some wear, but I really don't mind it. The price was right, and, for once, I didn't even bargain. I used to sell antiques, so it's in the blood! This quilt just makes me happy, and I never tire of looking at it. Often, the yellow dye in the old, two process greens would fade to blue, but I really think that this one was just blue, right from day one.


22 comments:

Deb said...

What a gorgeous quilt and it looks like it was made for that spot. Is the fabric blue or green that has gone blue over time?

Janet said...

What a quilt, this is the sort I love to look at. It's so different to the red and green in this style.

sewprimitive karen said...

How adorable. Did you find that in Indiana?

Lori said...

It's a beauty!! What an interesting border too.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It's lovely! So soft looking!

Karen said...

I love the blue whether it was there from the start or not. A wonderful purchase.

paulette said...

Gorgeous!! I'm so happy that it has found a good home! Enjoy!
Paulette

be*mused jan said...

What a wonderful find! It's so full of life...those little dots really spark up the design. Lucky you!

O'Quilts said...

beautiful

Dixie said...

Love it! What a find. This quilt has all the elements I love in a quilt - originality, quirkiness, whimsy and movement. Thanks so much for posting it!

katie said...

That is a great quilt you purchased. I love it too.

Janet said...

what a beautiful quilt! I love it! I like that it's got some wear too - it makes me think that the quilt maker enjoyed using it.

Elaine Adair said...

You've a good eye! It IS a happy quilt, with just the right amount of 'quirk'! 8-))) Love it.

*karendianne. said...

I'm totally taken with this one and the red is really interesting as well. Thank you for sharing.

Taryn said...

Makes you happy? I'd be floating. Congratulations on your new treasure.

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt!!!!
oh my I JUST LOVE IT!!! I am a huge fan of 4 block quilts and this border just makes me happy....what is the size of the quilt/block?
thanks for sharing, and congrats on such a wonderful purchase.
Kathie

Karen said...

There is just something about an antique quilt, this one is wonderful. Wouldn't you love to know the story?? What a great way to use it, the setting is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

libbyquilter said...

that is one gloriously fabulous quilt~!!~ and you've displayed it wonderfully~!~

:)
libbyQ

Ann Champion said...

What a wonderful treasure! I love the Folk Art feel of the quilt. I agree with your thoughts that this has always been blue. The ones that were a double process dye faded to an odd shade and your blue is so clear and pretty. It would be great fun to trace the design and make a new version. :)

Enga said...

wou der ist sooooooo schön
lg Enga

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful and I do love the blue used throughout.

Michelle said...

That is so pretty -- I can see why you had to bring it home with you!