Quilt By Request

by Josh on January 4, 2006 · 4 comments

in Journal,Living Room

A couple people commented on my Christmas post to ask about the quilted wall hanging in our living room. In response, I promised to put some close-up pictures of the quilt on the blog for Jeanne, Elsie, and you to see.

The quilt was a gift from Ms. Bungalow to me for our second anniversary. One of the traditional anniversary gifts for that year is “cotton” and I think that was all the pretense she needed when she saw it in a pottery shop in downtown Minneapolis. The shop, which has since closed, sold handpainted turkish pottery; the quilt was made by the shopkeeper’s sister.

There are 792 squares in three sizes in the quilt. I think the colors and pattern are both very handsome and masculine. (Perhaps that’s why Ms. Bungalow thought of me?) If you know the name of the pattern, please share it because we haven’t a clue. We just know it was artfully made and we love how it looks on our bungalow wall.

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Twilightmama January 4, 2006 at 2:04 am

It’s beautiful! What a thoughtful gift:) And how cool to give traditional gifts, too. Thanks for sharing!

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Jenne January 4, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Your quilt is Four Patch variation.
http://www.quiltingtahoe.net/class-four-patch-quilt.htm
And from what I can see of the colors/fabrics, I think it’s made out of Civil War reproduction fabrics.
http://www.fonsandporter.com/storefront/civilwarpak.html
It’s very beautiful and it hangs so nicely!

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Josh January 4, 2006 at 3:46 pm

Very cool! Thanks for sharing your expertise, Jeanne. Great links, too.

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Elsie January 12, 2006 at 7:54 pm

ooh, thank you for posting a picture! I love the muted colors. I live in a civil war vintage home and have used these colors with success. I wonder if I could get the quilter in my family to quilt if I pieced. . .
just lovely, and thanks again.

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