Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Gifted Grandmother's Fan Quilt

Some years ago a friend gave me his mother's quilts which had been used in the family cabin for years. The matching twin size quilts included fabrics that he recalled seeing in his mother's dresses.
The tops date to the late Depression Era, but were finished in the 1970s with a pre-quilted fabric in a preprinted calico flower appliqué pattern. The tops were machine quited along the blocks to the pre-quilted fabric. The pattern is a Grandmother's fan variation. Each fan has a red center with scrappy blades.  The center of the quilts show fading.

 
  
 There are cute figurative prints.
 

 There are lots of polka dots and plaids!