She’s sassy. She’s retro. She’s Roxanne. And at least four people worked to see her become a finished quilt: the original piecer; the person who found the top and listed it for sale; the buyer of the top (that’s us), and the quilter who made her whole.
There may have been others. We think more than one patchworker may have worked on the top that became Roxanne. The stitches vary in length, and as you can see, the curved seaming proved challenging for at least one of the individuals who may have worked on the top.
Finishing Tip: When a vintage top has significant bagginess, spend extra time at the ironing board, carefully pressing the seams. Take your time when quilting. Washing the finished quilt may minimize some of the bagginess as well.
Dimensions: 71.5 x 62 in.
Top source: Online auction. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1940-60.
Description: Scrap quilt. Nine-Patch Variation block with curved seams.
Backing: Vintage “Ruby” fabric (American Beauty, ca. 1950s); rayon and acetate.
Finisher: Christie Hughes of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Condition: Good. Some bagginess/looseness in curved patchwork pieces.
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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