Isn’t this a cool way to display one’s quilts! When we lived in Saudi Arabia, I drew up my ladder plans and Ernie built it. We’ve carried it around through 2 countries, 2 moves and for a bunch of years.
The top bowtie quilt was pieced by an elderly lady in the early 50s. I bought the top, had to replace one of the bowties that had shredded. A dear friend did the quilting.
The hot pink is a Bailey’s 9 Patch from the late 30s-early 40’s. I bought this one some time back. Another friend and I challenged ourselves to make our own…that hasn’t happened yet. Too many other quilts ahead of our challenge.
The blue with koi fish is the backing of a quilt I made for a challenge. Mom loved her koi. After she passed away, I had a dream about a koi. Not long after that, this bolt of fabric fell in my path at a quilt store! Scared me, then I bought what was left on the bolt. Took me 5 years to make a cut in the fabric, but it made a great backing.
The bottom bowtie is hand peiced blocks of 5 bowties per block. Ths one was probably pieced in the same time frame as the other pink/blue quilt. It’s in less than great condition, but I love it’s soft texture and the colors.
On the 2nd rung behind the Bailey’s 9 Patch is the newest quilt…a lovely heart quilt from a bunch of terrific internet friends. It’s too hot for quilts right now, but I keep it where I can see it and feel the vibs!
I change the quilts out every 6 months or so. Don’t want any of them becoming light faded or kitty claw damaged.
Susan ~ Patchkat