Sunday, September 14, 2008


The little picture shows a stenciled motif. It was a design called Fanfare for my line of home dec stencils (StenSource International ). Paint stenciling is not as popular as it used to be and I'm not even sure the stencil's still available.
But fan block quilts, if creative, are one of my favorite things. They're segmented versions of Drunkard's Path to my way of thinking. One of my first auction purchases, in Ionia, Michigan years ago, was a fan quilt with a suspiciously dark brown blotch and some torn places. After I'd paid for my treasure, I overheard the auctioneer telling someone that a dog had pups on that quilt! Yuck. I threw it in the back of the truck and immediately dunked it when I got home. Most of the stain came out and I cut down the quilt, rebound it, and sold it a month later.

However, if I had this quilt, you'd never, repeat, never get it away from me! No, I don't know who made this beauty but she was downright demented. Here's a full photo and a close-up of one of the interesting parts.

Wacky and wonderful at the same time.
Talk about attention deficit!


Linda said...

I will fight you for this one - I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

Ivory Spring said...

That's so beautiful, Pepper! I love the color combination. :)

Carole said...

You know, the red trows me off on the period of the fabrics. It is wacky for sure. What is the fabric period? I'm not an expert but there seems to be a mixture. I wonder if they were not remnants from a clothing manufacture. Intriguing! Thanks for sharing!