Treasured Family Heirloom

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: donnamjkinsey.quilts@gmail.com. I also have some experience with restoration of stained quilt tops.

 

 

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