Another special piece from my vintage collection is this quilt done in the Triple Irish Chain pattern. Masterfully pieced, this quilt has many extras that make it stand out from others of its kind.
The solid fabrics in the centers of the pieced blocks add diagonal interest, as well as perfectly representing the reigning range of classic solid colors out of which many quilts were made in the 1930′s.
And all these colors, along with the patchwork piecing, pop right out of the pale peach background.
Helping with the diagonal focus are the solid bright yellow patches, strategically placed to run across the quilt, right through the middle of the solid blocks.
If my eyes put the bright yellow right next to the pale peach, I see a dissonance, so I am quite impressed that this quilter could see that the finished quilt would be quite powerful using these two fabrics.
These yellow blocks also form the center of the pieced borders, help to unify the piece, and create a fabulous spring/summer quilt.