Posted by: jbaner | September 5, 2012

Antique Quilts

I just finished two quilts for my client Bonnie. The first one is some kind of fan block….I’m not sure if this block actually has a name….if you know, let me know!…..anyway, the top was purchased at a garage sale for $25. Bonnie loved it and asked for me to quilt it….so I did an all over echoed feather design which I think kept it with it’s traditional roots. We are not sure if it’s actually an antique, it may be made with reproduction fabrics, again, I am not an expert in that area. The second one which is a maple leaf block is an antique. It was pieced by Bonnie’s grandmothers aunt, so it’s been around for a while! It was a challenge because it was not square, not even each block, but after a few mends on some of the seams and a good pressing, it came together nicely. On this one, I chose to do alternating designs in the blocks. The maple leaf block is actually a nine-patch, so I used a design from Pam Clarks “Designs with Lines” for 9-patch. In the plain blocks I used a centered motif also from another book from Pam Clark. I was quite pleased with the outcome and so was Bonnie! ImageImageImageImageImage



  1. Oooh, pretty! The fabric in the fans reminds me of the 1930’s Dresden plate that I have from my grandmother.

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