Faux heirloom generation station
This entry needed to be made separately from the other one I just did, because it has a more limited audience. You guys know me; every now and then, I spot an antique quilt top that is the right combination of appearance + price, and I bite on it.
I bit on this one.
It doesn't have a name, and it doesn't have an owner.
The workmanship is solid but not spectacular; it took me looking closely to see that some blocks fudge here and there. I liked both the pattern and color sense; it is a classic pattern executed in a way that feels classic without being modern.
1930s-1950s. I don't feel a need to try to date this too closely. Not sure why; there is something about this quilt that made me say, "it is what it is, and I'm okay with that."
It has shirtings and plaids, and a couple of feedsack-ish fabrics. Some of the blues look a little older. I think it merits a simple, unpretentious finish; choose an era-appropriate backing, maybe blue, and if I feel really saucy, bind it in red.
I don't have any preconceived notions about who it should go to; if it's the kind of quilt you wish you'd gotten from your dotty grandmother who should've quilted but didn't ... well, get in touch. Perhaps it's yours.
Extra credit for naming ideas.
Most of the provenance is lost, but we know it was probably made in the Terre Haute area, because it was bought in an estate sale in Terre Haute, Illinois (near Burlington, Iowa).