Quilt Flap

This blog is for and about vintage and antique quilts and the folks who love them. We get together and show our quilts. Hence the term 'quilt flap,' as in, drag-n-brag or show-n-tell. Starting in coastal North Carolina, a region of the American South with lots of history and mosquitoes, we hope other people will join us as we search out textile treasures and share them on this blog.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blog Rewind-December 2015

Oh dear--this blog has been sadly neglected! True confessions--it's way too easy to zap over to Facebook and post a few comments or pictures rather than plan and write a blog. Maybe I over-think this thing.

                                                            So Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com fame, in an effort to get lazy bloggers like myself off our a--, issued a 31 day challenge to write a blog posting every day.   #31DayBlogChallenge

Not like there's anything special to do in December, right?
The challenge began December 1 and lasts through the last day of the year. I am obviously a day late in starting! Cheryl challenged us to blog daily but seeing as how I write three blogs, eventually I realized that once a week for each blog would be a more realistic goal. In other words, 12 new postings. That I can handle. 

Today on December 2, it's Quilt Flap's turn. For all lovers of antique textiles and particularly quilts, feast your eyes on this 50's House quilt. I bought it off ebay for cheap (I am cheap-) and am even more delighted when it came in the mail. The pattern is uber-simple and I love the way the roof piece seems to levitate above the main house parts. The quilt was likely made in the 1960s (looking at the prints) although the seller could tell me nothing about it.

Love the orange sashing and the turquoise cornerstones! Not surprising to me that this quilt hails from Florida.

I know I'm going to graph this cool house and do something interesting with this pattern...


Anonymous Stephanie Forsyth said...

That is a beautiful quilt! The colors make me think of old children's books from the 60's/70's!

December 2, 2015 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger PersimonDreams said...

I'm secretly obsessed with house blocks ... i guess it's not so much of a secret. This pattern is super cool! Thanks for sharing your great find! Good luck blogging!

December 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Bill Volckening said...

Love it! You have a good eye. Perhaps it is a Frank Lloyd Wright house. :)

December 2, 2015 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Very original! I've not seen a House quilt like this. Glad you're blogging more often this month, in your Spare time...

December 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Carol Sc said...

Three blogs? I know about (and follow two). Understand the ease of Facebook (and I follow it, too)), but it's nice to see you back here. I look forward to seeing what you do with this block --- though I have difficulty thinking of the 60's as antiques :-)

December 3, 2015 at 10:01 AM  

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