Monday, January 21, 2013

Rebirth of A Vintage Quilt

      Pat Roche
has been busy working her magic again.
She purchases wonderful vintage quilt tops
and then completes them with
stunning machine quilting.
I'm not sure of the name of this fabulous quilt pattern.
Can anyone help me out here?
*Thank you to Laura in IA!
It's an Ocean Waves pattern
 Hundreds of  small, one-inch Half Square Triangles all set on point.
Made in the day before rotary cutters and current tools were available.
 Pat's long arm work and interpretation
brings this vintage piece back to life.
 I helped out a little by sewing the binding on.
I love the fabric she used for the back.
Quilt makers in their day often used pieces of leftover clothing, 
or what ever they could find
of scrap fabrics to 
construct their quilts.
Notice all of the stripes are cut on the horizontal,
except for one vertical?
 With age, many of the sections have frayed,
 are discolored,
 or carry stains.
This adds to the personality of the quilt.
 Pat's work gives rebirth.
Beautiful!

13 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

lovely - what a lot of tiny pieces!

Needled Mom said...

The lack of our rotary tools makes these quilts even more impressive. The quilting is just gorgeous.

Lana said...

Wow! Stunning! I agree, having to have done this by hand is incredible!

Lois Evensen said...

Wow. I am in awe of all of the beautiful quilts you show us.

beth said...

This is So wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Nat Palaskas said...

Wow wow, so much work had gone into piecing this quilt. Was it hand pieced Nedra? I love Pat's machine quilting on it too. Kathie would love it - Hugs Nat

Kevin the Quilter said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan Marie said...

Oh my goodness that must have been a life long project.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful, what an original idea!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Laura in IA said...

The quilt pattern reminds me of Ocean Waves.

Kim said...

Oh yes it is just lovely! Thanks for the close ups.

Happy Sewing

fiberchick said...

What an amazing top and what a rebirth!