Antique Fabrics from 9-Patch Quilt Top

The original antique quilt top was made with a large assortment of different fabrics you would expect in a top of this age — indigos, homespuns, shirtings, madders, double pinks and mourning prints.  The individual 4″ squares were wonderful, but the mix of all the colors and patterns didn’t really appeal to me, and it was crudely stitched.  If you read my blog, you know that I almost always take these tops apart for the fabric.

My favorite fabrics are these wild abstract floral designs, some with kind of lurid color schemes.

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