Having talked about ninepatches, I think it is a good time to introduce this quilt from my collection. Please let me clarity: my collection of vintage quilts consists only of quilt tops that I have quilted, either by hand or by machine, or that I have had hand-quilted, using the Quilting Plus group, under the expert direction of Julie Tebay.
I have been informed that quilting vintage tops destroys their historic value, and I don’t care. I love the idea that I am completing a beloved project of a stitcher who came before me; if it wasn’t beloved, why was the top saved? Completing the quilts also lets me see them on my walls or use them on my beds.
Here is an excellent example of why I love these old quilt tops by unknown quilters:
See the fabulous quilting design that Julie selected for the plain blocks; this is the bonus view that one gets when getting up close.