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Fern | Foundry Quilt 005

Fern | Foundry Quilt 005


  • Started ca. 1930-40 | Finished 2022
  • Custom label and Quiltfolk Foundry tag
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The quilt top that would become Fern attracted us right away. The spinning Pinwheel blocks call to mind windmills on a family farm or fall leaves swirling on harvest day. With a nod to Charlotte’s Web, that timeless tale by E.B. White, we named this quilt after the story’s protagonist Fern Arable.

The top came to us in excellent shape, which meant it was a good candidate for longarm finishing. With a quilt as scrappy as this one, there are plenty of options for backing. We went with a gray woven that would coordinate well with the top and add a touch of sophistication too. We think it all combined to make this vintage top “some quilt.”


Dimensions: 75 x 58.5 in.
Top source: Online auction. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1930-40.
Finished: 2022.
Description: Twenty scrap blocks. Pink sashing. Green cornerstones. Hand pieced. Longarm quilted. No significant discoloration.
Backing: Yarn-dyed linen (Robert Kaufman).
Finisher: Stephanie Patterson of Abilene, Texas.
Condition: Excellent.
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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