Monday, September 29, 2014

Quilt Show (part two)

There was one intriguing quilt that was hung so that the farthest you could get away from it straight on was four feet... so it was impossible to get a photo of the entire quilt.   I was lucky to get any photos because of the crowd.


I took this photo at eye-level (and I ain't short) so it will give you some idea of how large it was.  I figure "eye-level" is appx. 5'6".... you can see the top of the quilt at the far side... and where the quilt is draped onto the floor at the bottom.   Yup... it is a big one!

What made this quilt interesting was that it was made from antique Dresden quilt blocks found in 1967... and turned into a quilt in 2013.

This photo shows one of the rescued blocks that didn't make it into the quilt.  Each Dresden plate was removed from the original background and appliqued to a new background.

Using 1930s repro fabrics, a yoyo was added to the center of the Dresdens and sashing was added.


  1. What a loving rescue! It turned out beautiful.

  2. I love what they did with this quilt. Such loving restoration with attention to detail. They have breathed new life into those blocks. Well done. Thanks for sharing the story of this quilt.

  3. What a great way to rescue these blocks. I love the yoyo in the centre of the dresden plates. :o)

  4. Love the idea that these beautiful blocks were saved.