Thursday, July 16, 2009
An Impressive Irish Chain
Several quilters hung our quilts at the local bank during Heritage Days. Yes, you've seen those 2 quilts on the right before (mine), but that Irish Chain was amazing - not mine unfortunately. It's old, all hand stitched and quilted with tiny stitches, and that border was not pieced -- it was appliqued onto the white border. From this distance (photo) the viewer can see slight irregularities in how the little squares lined up, but up close I could barely tell it was not pieced, her applique stitches were so small - it is so well done, with the red squares in all the same place, as are the green. The label said it was made in the 30s. I'm going back for another look-see.