Real mid 20th century folk sewing.
An inexpertly made yet vibrantly colored and imaginatively designed lap quilt that’s perfect for tricking your pad out in late 1960s or early 1970s style. Mostly canvas-weight cotton fabrics give it a substantive weight and sturdy feel. Lap size, it does provide a layer of nice warmth. Fully pieced on two sides.
Flowers, paisleys, stripes, tiki fabrics, with a central floral panel on one side, all patchwork on the other, borders on both sides.
Many quilt collectors/buyers will know that a novice-sewn quilt like this doesn’t lose stature because it’s full of imperfections. Rather, it is reflective of the folk nature of this quilt that the maker persisted in making anyway even though she didn’t have the skills to sew straight, or smooth the fabric.
Nonetheless this is a GORGEOUS example of a self-taught maker just plunking along. What she did have was a great eye for sourcing fabric and combining colors and patterns. This is high flower power era stuff.
Great for home decor, picnics, kids spaces, baby pad, and more.
COLORS: Every color in the 1960s 1970s rainbow with plenty of hot pink, chartreuse, burnt orange, avocado green, russet, teal, and more.
SIZE: 42″ wide x 55″ long
CONDITION: Again, it is inexpertly machine sewn so there are crooked seams, places where the thread got caught up, and unsmoothed portions. Occasional light staining but nothing serious to detract from the piece.
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL of my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. To avoid extra paper and ink, your invoice is available digitally in your account. Everything from a smoke-free and pet-free studio.
With my products, together you and I help reduce earth impacts since I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. And since Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, this approach is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.