Great Granny Savannah Glass Amos of Lenoir, TN hand pieced this quilt from the fabric she used to make clothing for her children and grandchildren. This quilt was stored in a closet for many years and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to quilt it, allowing my client and her family to enjoy a treasured heirloom that will be passed down for generations to come. Some of the fabrics look like they came from flour sacks, and though I am no expert, I would date this quilt late 1940’s-early 1950’s based on the prints. This is the photo before quilting.
I used a hand-guided longarm to quilt 404,228 stitches on this antique 4-patch top. The muslin borders are quilted with hispid greenbriar leaves and the squares are quilted with a traditional orange peel design. I used Bamboo Blend batting.
The quilt measures 68″ x 84″. It is backed with a 100% cotton Moda fabric which complements the antique look of the quilt. If you have an heirloom in a box in the attic or under the bed, and want to see it finished, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have some experience with restoration of stained quilt tops.