For today’s TBT, I present you with a Tumbling Blocks quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. The quilt, however, was made in 1895.
Have any of you made a Tumbling Block quilt?
TBT Quilt #2
Mom liked to go to auctions and buy the quilts. She would study them briefly and then turn them over as quickly as possible, usually, sometimes only making a few dollars on them. Other quilts she would put in one of her two antique booths and, on occasion, she would keep a quilt.
Here are the stats on the Tumbling Block quilt.
Size: 85” x 66”
Inscription/Signature: “Pieced by great-grandmother 1895”
4” x 4” pieces [mom actually sketched the piece] multi-prints
Border [again she sketched this] on one edge
Backing: homespun type, 2 pieces
Quilting: 8 stitches=1” – diamonds in diamonds 1/2” apart. Very thin batt, carded cotton w/seed
Binding: brown print
Conditions: excellent except for 1 hole in one piece to be repaired (restored w/period fabric)
Bought from: Roush Auction in Shelby, Ohio December 12, 1991
Estate of Mirth Monn McKellogg, Shelby, Ohio
She paid $200 for it and sold it on 12/15/91 for $250.00
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Thanks for reading! …Betsy