|Helen bought her crazy quilt from the late Narelle Grieve. |
There is no documentation. It is very worn in parts, but much
of the colour and fabric is intact
|It is heavily embroidered, as is typical of the style.|
|Embroidery on the block pieces and seams.|
|Jo-Ann bought her late 19thC - early 20thC quilt in Houston in |
2014. As a professional long-arm quilter, she was particularly drawn
to it as it an early example of free-motion machine quilting.
|The block appears to be a variation of the 'Wonder of the World'. |
The quilt maker's choice of just two fabrics, and dark grey and
white give it a surprisingly modern look.
From an earlier viewing, we learned that 'although there is not a
lot of documentation, some inferences can be made about the quilter
- it is assumed she was comparatively well off, because the quilt is
not scrappy, being made from just two fabrics ... and it is machine
quilted. The batting is now quite thin, and the quilt is very soft and
drapes beautifully, probably indicating that it has been well used.'