Patchwork coverlet

 

 

squares

Mormor helped to make a coverlet using reproduction designs from the 1860’s. She recognized one of the pieces of fabric!

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Strips

Squares are sewn into strips, and strips pinned together…

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Sew

…and then sewn into blocks.

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Press

The top is pressed…

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Pin

…and a backing fabric pinned into place. Little quilts like this one don’t get batting or they will end up too stiff. Then the binding is sewn on…

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Tuft

…and finally the pieced top and the backing get tufted together. Mormor used the yarn that she span…making a sort of “tailor’s tack” with the yarn and then doing a reef knot.

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coverlet

Here is the finished coverlet.

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12 thoughts on “Patchwork coverlet

  1. my parents owned a country store and my Mom made quilts like this with men’s suiting samples, worsted wool. We all had them at our summer cottage. As a child I used to untie the yarn knots and use them as doll’s hair ribbons. Mormor’s quilt is beautiful and I see her fabric piece.

  2. Mormor has such a wonderful gentle expression. The new quilt is so precise and well pieced.! The Country HIttys and I are in awe of how well all those squares match up. What fun that one of the squares was so recognizable to her.

  3. Beautiful and very neat work indeed. Always lovely to have a few special fabrics in a quilt as well. This will be perfect now the Autumn is drawing in, it won’t be long before the colder nights will dictate the need for a lovely quilt such as this.

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