Me again. You know, I never did figure out where the title to the quilt show came from; I wonder if it has Native American connections? Anyway, when we left our intrepid heroine she was showing pictures of a quilt show. The story continues...
I was quite surprised to turn a corner and find a duplicate of a quilt that I have made. Here's the back story: I was at a flea market (it's a venue similar to a rummage sale but on a permanent basis) and found a quilt kit in one of the booths. Part of the quilt was done and all the pieces were there so I purchased the kit for $24.00, took it home, and, after several years, finished it. Here is a link to my quilt. The one in the show was a duplicate but, in my opinion, not finished as well, *grin*. Both were totally hand appliqued and hand quilted. The kits were available in the 1940s.
this post (scroll down). It should not surprise you that I have a whole shoebox full of this type of trim. *ahem* Now that I've seen a whole quilt made with this pattern, I doubt if I will ever make it: tastes change doncha know. This quilt was probably made in the 1980's as you can tell by the style of quilting (not a lot of quilting and the motifs are giveaways) and the fabric. It was a pattern in one of the early quilt magazines.
Isn't this a lovely quilt? 42 on-point 9" basket blocks alternating with 30 plain white on-point squares with baskets hand quilted on them. There were lovely little flowers quilted at the top of each pieced basket. This was a labor of love, wasn't it?