Pieced with care from a mix of men’s dress shirts, plain muslin, and delicate prints the color of springtime, the maker who started Lily got creative with her resources. In some blocks, there’s piecing within the piecing to make the material stretch. Wide, grass-green sashing creates a flower bed for 16 pretty tulips that will cheer up any room. Quilt shop owner and longarmer Christie Hughes of Norwalk, Connecticut, combined echo quilting with some stitch-in-the-ditch work to enhance the top’s well-sewn patchwork and appliqué. To update the traditional top for today’s style, we chose a yarn-dyed woven that we think adds a dash of chic.
Dimensions: 77 x 80.5 in.
Top source: Online auction. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1930-40.
Description: Sixteen blocks; templates used; wide, green sashing with print cornerstones; pastels; men’s shirts. Hand pieced. Longarm quilted. Cotton batting.
Backing: Indigo Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens (Robert Kaufman).
Finisher: Christie Hughes of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Condition: A few isolated spots of discoloration/staining.
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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