For today’s TBT, I present you with a red and white Ocean Waves quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. This quilt was made in 1922.
I don’t know about you but I think this would be too many little pieces for me to make a quilt like this. Have any of you ever made this quilt or an Ocean Waves block?
TBT Quilt #4
Here are the stats on the red and white Ocean Waves quilt.
Size: 70” x 81”
Date: 1922 [I am not certain if the quilt, itself, was dated or my mother was given the date at purchase. Her notes do not specify whether the quilt was dated.]
Red and white, hand pieced with larger red triangles for border, 3,490 pieces. Quilting: 8 stitches=1”, straight lines through triangles, 4-leaf flower in white centers.
Backing: white sheeting
Binding: backing brought to front, 1/4” machine stitched.
Condition: excellent – washed once – never used, some slight bleeding.
Provenance: bought from Dick Nixon, grandson of maker, Mansfield, Ohio. A later note says, “Bina Bird Nixon (Mrs. Ed.) d. 1941 85-87 yrs. old.”
Bought from: Dick Nixon, Mansfield, Ohio, November 1991.
Bought for $350.00 and sold it on December 6, 1991 for $400.00
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Thanks for reading! …Betsy