The quilt that became the winsome Cherry was one of the first tops ever purchased for the Quiltfolk Foundry. We were instantly smitten: The beautiful blue baskets, the charming cherries—we loved the simplicity of the patchwork and its expert execution.
In some ways, Cherry gets the credit for inspiring us to go forward and explore the possibilities of the Foundry project. We thought this top was simply too pretty to languish in a closet or a trunk—eventually being discarded. To Cherry: A quilt so pretty, she launched a whole new part of our mission to tell the stories behind the stitches.
Dimensions: 76 x 85 in.
Top source: AQSG Seminar 2022, San Diego, California. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1890-1920.
Description: Twenty-five navy blue Basket blocks (pieced) with red appliqué circles. Twenty-five white setting squares.
Backing: Small floral print.
Finisher: Longarm quilting by LuAnn Downs of Iowa.
Imperfections: Every Quiltfolk Foundry quilt in our shop began its life as an unfinished vintage top or collection of loose blocks. We seek out lost tops and blocks that are in good condition, but due to the source material’s age and care history, some imperfections in the finished quilts may be present. We hope you’ll see them as we do, just another part of the story.
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