It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #4)

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

Red and white vintage Ocean Waves quilt from Mansfield, Ohio. 1922.

Red and white vintage Ocean Waves quilt from Mansfield, Ohio. 1922.

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.]

Description:
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

Don’t forget to post your comments, share, Pin, Tweet or post to Facebook, etc. If you have a picture you want me to post, email it to me and I’ll get it up.

Thanks for reading! …Betsy

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s