Unidentified Quilt Maker
66 x 80 inches
Found in Missouri
I find some String Quilts chaotic, and they tend to make me anxious. So I'm very grateful to this quilt maker who, by arranging solid whites to create circles, gives me "anchor" ~ and I can better enjoy the exuberance and joy of the all those wonderful happy prints!
The printed fabrics are cotton and date from the 1930's into 50's ~ and there are a million of them. A dazzling array, some might say. They give us a good look at, and a real sense of at what mid-20th-century fabrics were widely available.
Hand quilted in a squared off Fan or Clamshell design.
S/he turned muslin back to the front, creating a binding, a narrow frame, which helps define the design and perhaps to contain some of the shimmer.