The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, August 08, 2013

A Double Wedding Ring Quilt and It's Story



My dear friend Maxine finished this Double Wedding Ring quilt last week. Maxine started this quilt with her Mother years ago when they found the blocks in a cardboard box in an antique store for $15.00. They sewed the blocks together and had to add some additional blocks to it, but used only vintage fabrics. You can tell by just looking at the quilt how vintage those fabrics are and what a heirloom the quilt is now. Maxine is 88 years young.
This is a Button Bag that Maxine made. I know, never heard of one either until Maxine sent me this picture. Maxine and other ladies from her sewing bee saw an antique button bag that one of their friends had and decided to make one for themselves. No pattern, just figured it out. Maxine used the pentel color sticks to color the faces, old Betty Boop buttons for the eyes and noses. I would have loved to be sitting with all of them as they used their collective experience to figure out the pattern and turn out such a cute bag.


5 comments:

  1. Love that green and the colors in the DWR. Nice history to go with it.

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  2. That is a beautiful heirloom wedding ring quilt! I just bought a bunch of shoofly antique blocks that are beautifully hand sewn. It is so sad that they were never finished into a quilt, makes you wonder if the poor lady died :(
    Melinda

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  3. I thought that was a 1930's quilt when i first looked at the photo. Just fabulous!

    That bag is the cutest thing I have ever seen, love the faces and the whole thing! Congrats to Maxine!!! Yay!!

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  4. Oh love the story and quilt, one of my favorite patterns, Francine.

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  5. well since I live in Austin and quilt with Maxine I will brag on her....she sewed the bias binding on by machine and then hand stitched it to the back in record time...she gave the quilt to her daughter in law Sally just recently. It is a beautiful quilt...almost almost as beautiful as Maxine!! Mary Beard in Austin

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