Some quilts are so delicate that they’re taken out only on special occasions. Some quilts are fancy, with special provenance; those quilts are often kept in museums. But other quilts, like Jenny, are made to be used and loved. These quilts are part of the day in, day out, everyday way most of us live our lives most of the time.
And as long as the everyday quilts we have in our lives are cared for (e.g., kept out of the sun and away from moisture), a simple block quilt like Jenny arguably gets better with time. Her hot pink fabric will soften with repeated washings. Her quilted daisy motif will relax further into the batting. And the most valuable part? The memories you’ll have of Jenny’s presence in your everyday life will mean that every time you see her, it’s a special occasion.
Dimensions: Approx. 90 x 100 in
Top source: Online seller. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1920-50.
Description: Patchwork in solid white, bright pink, and patterned fabrics. All-over quilting in a daisy motif.
Backing: Red and white candy stripe.
Finisher: Christine Hughes of Norwalk, Connecticut..
Condition: Very good.
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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