Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I love buying antique quilt blocks and then using them as inspiration for my quilts.
I bought this block and was surprised to find that the background fabric was actually a feed sack from the Morton Salt company if you look closely at the block you can make out the words. Thanks Judy for figuring that out!
Well after talking to a few of my antique quilt historian friends I was lucky that Sandra Starley found out a bit more information for me as far as dating the block. Here is what she said
I found out some more info on your goose block-- Morton Salt has roots back
to 1848 but was incorporated with the "Morton Salt Company" name in 1910 so
the block wouldn't be any earlier than that.
There is circa 1940's ocean wave 9 patch quilt with very similar fabric at
Deb Rowden's blog, click on the last photo
So exciting to see this fabric in another quilt!
Thanks Sandra. visit her other blog Textile Time Travels as well....great antique quilts!
Now to decide blue binding or the shirting? What do you think you would do a blue or shirting?
Nice to own another 2 color quilt looking forward to finishing this quilt this week.
I started another 2 color quilt yesterday think ST Patrick's day! it will be here before we know it!