This quilt is simple and sweet and goes together in a snap without being boring. It has enough personality that it looks like more work was involved than it actually required. I have always loved vintage row quilts and this is my version of several ideas. I like the alternating rows of simple blocks made from hundreds of scraps. And I really like the little accent row across the top. I have seen these accent rows on some vintage quilts placed at the top and bottom of the quilt. I've also seen some that were just on one end. I wonder why that is? Did the quilter just need to make it longer to fit the bed?
Was it a trend at some point? Did the quilter just decide to add it to use up extra scraps? These are the questions I find interesting when looking at vintage quilts and the funny quirks many of them contain.
I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the sweet folks that work at Primitive Quilts, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of them again at market next month. They generously offered me some extra copies as give aways. I'll be sharing them when I teach, but I thought it might be fun to have a give away here on the blog.
If you would like to win a copy of this gorgeous magazine (and maybe a little surprise from me too) just leave a comment telling me if you have ever made a row quilt. Is that easy enough?