Monday, June 27, 2011

Contrary Wife Quilt

As promised, for this post we are featuring another antique quilt. This project, completed by an unknown maker, was made from the Contrary Wife block pattern. For that reason alone, I think this is a great quilt, don't you?! It's estimated to date between 1900 and 1920 and was hand-pieced and hand-quilted. The size is roughly 72" x 74", with 6 1/2" square finished blocks. This is not a small quilt, which gives you an idea and appreciation of the time spent to finish a project like this. This quilt was purchased in an Oregon antique shop.

Here is a close-up of the Contrary Wife quilt and its unusual backing fabric, a large print in completely contrasting colors (this photo doesn't show it well, but it is a green background)!

Happy Stitching!

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