23 January, 2014
My bestest estate sale find EVER.
I'm pretty sure this pattern is called Lucky Lindy.
Charles Lindbergh had soloed across the Atlantic and everyone was crazy about airplanes.
Many patterns came out, some distinctly airplane, some imitating the movement of flying.
This measures 82"+ x 64" wide.
All hand-sewn. All feedsack fabrics.
This firecracker airplane might be my favorite.
It may have been paper-pieced but whoever stitched it - did it by hand!
The blocks in-between the airplanes are hand-quilted in this flower medallion.
Diagonal stitching on the airplane blocks.
The wadding has dissolved and lurks in the seams.
This is the worst damage. This whole block in the middle is thread-bare.
There are only a couple other areas where a seam has come un-done. I'll have to look at my stash to see if this block can be repaired.
Beautifully square. Unbelievable small stitches.
I soaked this for three days in Retro Clean and it whitened up the quilt quite a bit and took most of the age-yellowing - away.
---without bleaching or fading the colors.