It's been a long time since I posted a quilt Monday. I have a backlog of images and here the first- this amazing vintage quilt top was purchased by Grammie last year in Bridgeport, Indiana at a festival. She put on a batting and back, machine quilted and bound it-and wow, boy, it's a real beauty.
She didn't wash it, so it has this wonderful worn/stained look and the irregularity of the blocks are amazing. I asked what the block was called and she couldn't find it anywhere--but she did say it is a hard block to do, with the miters and all.
When she was ironing it before she machine quilted it-she found a little appliqued piece of fabric on the top, which had a dine sewn behind it. She took it out and it was from 1939. How cool is that? She has never heard of coins being sewn into quilts, but we are assuming this is the year is was made- I want to start doing this on my quilt now. A few more photos of the amazing quilt and the amazing machine quilting job Grammie did on it is here. . .once again she blows my mind.