The name “Corwin” has Gaelic roots and translates to “heart’s friend” or “companion.” And roughly a century after these blue and white Nine-Patch blocks were made, Corwin is finally ready to keep a little one company. Though it’s easy to see it function as a baby or small child’s all-time favorite, cuddly blanket, the heart put into this small quilt makes it special for anyone who picks it up.
Featured on Quiltfolk’s Finishing School workshop with Mary and Marianne Fons, the blocks that were used in Corwin were set on point with a fuzzy, deep red flannel. A soft flannel was also chosen for the backing material to ensure Corwin is comfortable to be around as your closest companion.
Dimensions: 28 ½ x 38 ⅛ in.
Block source: J.A. Antiques & Vintage of Littleton, Mass. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1910-20.
Description: Baby or crib quilt. Blue and white Nine-Patch blocks set on point; setting fabric is dark red flannel.
Backing: Yarn-dyed gingham (flannel).
Finisher: Randall Parkin of Winterset, 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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